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McMaster Researchers Find Genes May ‘Snowball’ Obesity

The researchers looked at 37 genes that are well established as modulating the body mass in 75,230 adults with European ancestry and found the nine with the snowball effect.

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Holidays, GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sleep, Stress, Depression, Relationships, Wellness, Weight Management, Injuries

Holiday Health: GW Experts on Holiday Blues, Wellness & Weight Management, and More Available to Comment

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virtual communities, virtual support communities, identity-based motivation, Weight Loss, UCI Paul Merage School of Business, Tonya Bradford

New UCI Study Reveals How Social Media Can Help People Lose Weight

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Sharing the triumphs and tribulations of your weight loss journey with other members of an online virtual support community plays an important role in achieving success, according to a new study from the University of California, Irvine. Entitled “Weight Loss Through Virtual Support Communities: A Role for Identity-based Motivation in Public Commitment,” the study examines the role of virtual communities and public commitment in setting and reaching weight loss goals.

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Molecular Biology, Public Health, Obesity, Metabolic Diseases, Cinnamon

Cinnamon Turns Up the Heat on Fat Cells

New research from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute has determined how a common holiday spice—cinnamon—might be enlisted in the fight against obesity.

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5 Tips for Weight Management This Holiday Season

Losing or maintaining weight over the holidays can be a struggle. While the average holiday weight gain is about 3% of body weight, or 3.35 lbs, research shows that although weight gain can be slight for some, it can also last a lifetime.

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Weight, Weightloss, Obesity, Exercise, High Intensity Exercise, High Intensity Interval Training, Moderate Exercise, Dieting, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, metabolic rate, Metabolism, Glucose, Energy Expenditure

Study Finds Dieting Combined with High-Intensity Exercise Helpful in Reducing Risk of Weight Regain

Researchers suggest combining a calorie-restricted diet with high-intensity interval training could be a solution for reducing weight regain after weight loss.

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health, , Lifestyle Change, lifestyle behaviors, Holidays, holiday budget, Spending, Weight Loss, Exercise

Baby Steps Will Not Help You Reach Big Goals, Healthy Lifestyle Expert Says

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Anorexia, Depression, Obesity, Progesterone, Anxiety

Both Obese and Anorexic Women Have Low Levels of ‘Feel Good’ Neurosteroid

Women at opposite extremes of the weight spectrum have low levels of the neuroactive steroid allopregnanolone, according to new research published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology.

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Rural Health, Healthcare, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, National 4-H Council, Appalachia, Health Disparities, Racial Disparities, Prevention, Health Policy

Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

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Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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Wake Forest University, Wake Forest, WFU, Obesity, Weight Loss, Kristen Beavers, Research, health and exercise science, Aerobic Exercise, Lean Muscle Mass, Low-Calorie Diet, Cardio

Lose Fat, Preserve Muscle: Weight Training Beats Cardio for Older Adults

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Weight training or cardio? For older adults trying to slim down, pumping iron might be the way to go. A new study by researchers at Wake Forest University suggests combining weight training with a low-calorie diet preserves much needed lean muscle mass that can be lost through aerobic workouts.







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