weight loss

A review of studies investigating the effect of mindfulness-based interventions on weight loss and obesity related eating behaviours found that the practice has the potential to help keep lost weight from coming back. Mindfulness draws on the ancient practice of meditation by training people to become more aware of the present moment while not getting… Read more

Being consistent may be the best way to hit your weight loss goals, a new study from Drexel University suggests. The findings apply across many different diet plans. The study of 183 participants, funded by the National Institutes of Health, found that the men and women whose weights fluctuated the most in the first few… Read more

Dieters who follow a vegetarian eating plan may lose almost twice as much weight, the results of a new study suggest. Researchers randomly assigned two groups of people with type 2 diabetes to either a vegetarian diet or a standard weight loss diet. They found those on the vegetarian diet lost more weight and more… Read more

A brain hormone that appears to trigger fat burning in the gut has been identified by biologists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI). The finding in animal models could have implications for future pharmaceutical development. TSRI Assistant Professor Supriya Srinivasan, senior author of the new study, said: “This was basic science that unlocked an interesting… Read more

Two recently published studies have found that gastric bypass surgery is helpful for severely obese teenagers in weight loss and keeping it off. These are the first long-term follow-up studies of teenagers who had had the procedure 5-12 years earlier. On the downside, the studies also found that some patients will likely need further surgery… Read more