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Employer-Based Weight Loss Programs Are Helpful

Jul 1 2008 - 12:05pm

A little shove from the workplace may actually be the ticket to weight loss, a new review of studies from US show.

According to Michael Benedict, MD, and colleagues at UC, employer-based programs for weight loss are modestly effective at helping workers take off extra pounds.

“Worksite-based programs do tend to result in weight loss for the people that participate in them,” says Benedict, co-author of the study and researcher in the department of internal medicine.

The review appears in the July-August issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion. Unveils Fastin Weight Supplement Loss Pills

Apr 16 2008 - 10:45am

Fastin, from Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, is by far the hottest-selling nutriceutical weight loss supplement on the market today. The folks at are so confident in the results achieved from a recent customer satisfaction survey that they are now offering a free trial on their web site.

The rights to Fastin were previously owned by Smith Kline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, and most recently acquired Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals. Smith Kline Beecham developed phentermine HCL under the brand name Fastin up until 1998.

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Merck's Weight Loss Trial Reports Success, Side Effects

Apr 2 2008 - 10:00am

Merck has reported both positive and negative results from its pivotal trial showing that patients taking Taranabant significantly loose weight, but they also suffer from adverse side effects.

Merck conducted a pivotal trial including 2500 patients. The trial lasted a year and included regular exercising and diet. Patients taking 2mg dose lost 14.5 pounds (6.6 kg) in average, compared to 5.7 pounds of those taking a placebo. Taranabant taking patients weighed 4% less than those taking a placebo just 36 weeks after trial start.

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Super Loser's Guide To Weight Loss Success

Mar 29 2008 - 11:25am

Often the most challenging part of losing weight is creating a new, healthy way of life. Structure House, a residential weight loss facility, has completed a study which followed a group of successful weight loss participants to discover their strategies for losing weight and keeping it off. The project, entitled "The Skinny on Super Losers," followed 29 Structure House graduates and was presented at NAASO, The Obesity Society's Annual Scientific Meeting.

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Office Furniture Helps Fight Fat

Jan 10 2008 - 4:13am

In 2006, 66% of Americans were overweight or obese. Did the obesity rate in America come from working in seated sedentary jobs? Or do we prefer seated sedentary jobs because 66% of us are overweight or obese? No one knows for sure, but Texas based Neutral Posture is planning to do what it can to reverse this trend. Recently, Neutral Posture introduced the N

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The Weigh Down Workshop: Faith and Losing Weight

Dec 3 2007 - 1:20pm

Over one million people have applied the principles of Weight Down Workshop faith based weight loss program (via book, etc.) and have experienced major life changes, including weight loss, and freedom from substance abuse, smoking, overspending, eating disorders, sexual addictions, and various other strongholds.

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Program Of Nutrition, Exercise Shows Success In Black Girl Weight Loss

Nov 27 2007 - 12:40am

An NIH-funded program that combined exercise, nutrition education, field trips and other activities was more successful than a self-esteem program in helping black girls lose weight and keep it off for two years, according to a study presented at an American Heart Association meeting in Orlando, the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports. The program is part of a national effort by NIH to develop and test strategies to help black girls avoid obesity and related health problems. Black girls are at the highest risk of becoming obese later in life, study principal investigator Robert Klesges said.

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