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Mindfulness Meditation May Help Keep Lost Weight Off

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 […]

Key To Long-term Weight Loss May Be Consistency

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 […]

FLP-7 Neuropeptide Hormone Triggers Serotonin To Drive Fat Loss

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 […]

Bariatric Surgery For Obese Teenagers Effective Long-term

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 […]