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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

OBESITY & CANCER

Obesity-related cancers increase 7% in women for every ten-year increase in adulthood overweight

Being overweight for a longer duration during adulthood significantly increased the incidence of all obesity-related cancers by 7% (for every ten-year increase in adulthood overweight duration), of postmenopausal breast cancer by 5%, and of endometrial cancer by 17%” according to a new study which followed 73,913 women for an average of 12.6 years.

Comment: I would not worry about a 7% increase.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Aug 16, 2016 5:59 pm | [0] comments

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

MEAL REPLACEMENT SHAKES

Meal replacement shakes help women lose 12% of body weight in five months

Women consuming a 1,000 calories per day including four servings of a liquid meal replacement (Optifast 800) lost an average of 12.1 percent of their body weight after five months compared to 7.8 percent for another group eating a 1,200 to 1,500 calorie per day diet versus 0.1 percent for non-dieting control group according to a new study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Dec 29, 2015 5:34 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

POTASSIUM

Women consuming more than 1926 mg potassium per day were 9-16% less likely to die over next 11 years

The three-fourths of women consuming more than 1926 mg of potassium per day were 9-16% less likely to die during an average follow-up of 11 years than the one-fourth of women consuming less than 1926 mg per day according to a new study.

To say this the other way, the one-fourth of women consuming the least potassium, less than 1926 mg of potassium per day, were 10-19% MORE likely to die than the one-fourth of women consuming more potassium than this, more than 1926 mg of potassium per day, over an average follow-up of 11 years.

“High potassium intake is associated with a lower risk of all stroke and ischemic stroke, as well as all-cause mortality in older women, particularly those who are not hypertensive,” the authors of the paper concluded.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Dec 15, 2015 4:49 am | [0] comments

Sunday, September 28, 2014

POTASSIUM

Women consuming more than 1926 mg potassium per day 12-15% less likely to have a stroke over 11 yrs

The three-fourths of women consuming more than 1926 mg of potassium per day were 12-15% less likely to have a stroke during an average follow-up of 11 years than the one-fourth of women consuming less than 1926 mg per day according to a new study.

To say this the other way, the one-fourth of women consuming the least potassium, less than 1926 mg of potassium per day, were 14-18% MORE likely to have a stroke than the one-fourth of women consuming more potassium than this, more than 1926 mg of potassium per day, over an average follow-up of 11 years.

“High potassium intake is associated with a lower risk of all stroke and ischemic stroke, as well as all-cause mortality in older women, particularly those who are not hypertensive,” the authors of the paper concluded.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Sep 28, 2014 12:15 pm | [0] comments

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

DIET + EXERCISE

Women assigned to diet-plus-exercise lost an average of 19.6 lbs (10.8%) after one-year

Women assigned to diet-plus-exercise lost an average of 10.8% after one year, losing an average of 19.6 lbs, dropping from roughly 181 lbs down to 162 lbs according to a recent study from the U.S. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, May 02, 2012 1:18 pm | [0] comments

DIET + EXERCISE

Women assigned to diet-only lost an average of 15.6 lbs (8.5%) after one-year

Women assigned to diet-only lost an average of 8.5% after one year, losing an average of 15.6 lbs, dropping from roughly 185 lbs down to 169 lbs according to a recent study from the U.S. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, May 02, 2012 1:10 pm | [0] comments

DIET + EXERCISE

Women assigned to exercise-only lost an average of 4.4 lbs (2.4%) after one-year

Women assigned to exercise-only lost an average of 2.4% after one year, losing an average of 4.4 lbs, dropping from roughly 184 lbs down to 180 lbs according to a recent study from the US. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, May 02, 2012 1:00 pm | [0] comments

DIET + EXERCISE

Women assigned to a control group lost an average of 1.5 lbs (0.8%) after one-year

Women assigned to a control group in which no changes to diet or exercise were suggested lost an average of 0.8% after one year, losing an average of 1.5 lbs, dropping from roughly 185 lbs down to 184 lbs according to a recent study from the U.S. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, May 02, 2012 12:40 pm | [0] comments

DIET + EXERCISE

Women on diet-plus-exercise who exercised less than 22 min/day lost an average of 17.6 lbs (9.6%)

Women assigned to diet-plus-exercise, who exercised less than 22 minutes per day, 7 days per week (less than 154 minutes per week) lost an average of 9.6% after one year, losing an average of 17.6 lbs, dropping from roughly 183 lbs down to 165 lbs according to a recent study from the U.S. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, May 02, 2012 12:20 pm | [0] comments

DIET + EXERCISE

Women on diet-plus-exercise who exercised 22-28 min/day lost an average of 23.1 lbs (12.7%)

Women assigned to diet-plus-exercise, who exercised 22 to 28 minutes per day, 7 days per week (154 to 196 minutes per week) lost an average of 12.7% after one year, losing an average of 23.1 lbs, dropping from roughly 182 lbs down to 159 lbs according to a recent study from the U.S. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, May 02, 2012 12:10 pm | [0] comments

DIET + EXERCISE

Women on diet-plus-exercise who exercised 28 min/day or more lost an average of 23.1 lbs (12.9%)

Women assigned to diet-plus-exercise, who exercised 28 minutes per day or more, 7 days per week (196 minutes per week or more) lost an average of 12.9% after one year, losing an average of 23.1 lbs, dropping from roughly 180 lbs down to 157 lbs according to a recent study from the U.S. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, May 02, 2012 12:00 pm | [0] comments

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

JENNY CRAIG WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM

Women lost an average of 21 lbs after six months on Jenny Craig, dropping from 203 lbs to 182 lbs

Overweight and obese women assigned to a Jenny Craig commercial weight loss program lost an average of roughly 21 pounds after six months, dropping from roughly 203 lbs at the start of the study to 182 lbs after six months, according to a study from researchers at the University of California, San Diego. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Nov 29, 2011 12:44 pm | [0] comments

JENNY CRAIG WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM

Women lost an average of 24 lbs after one year on Jenny Craig, dropping from 203 lbs to 179 lbs

Overweight and obese women assigned to a Jenny Craig commercial weight loss program lost an average of 24 pounds after one year, dropping from roughly 203 lbs at the start of the study to 179 lbs after one year, according to a study from researchers at the University of California, San Diego. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Nov 29, 2011 12:25 pm | [0] comments

JENNY CRAIG WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM

Women lost an average of 18 lbs after two years on Jenny Craig, dropping from 203 lbs to 184 lbs

Overweight and obese women assigned to a Jenny Craig commercial weight loss program lost an average of roughly 18 pounds after two years, dropping from roughly 203 lbs at the start of the study to 184 lbs after two years, according to a study from researchers at the University of California, San Diego. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Nov 29, 2011 12:03 pm | [0] comments

Friday, May 13, 2011

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS)

Women lost an average of 13.2 lbs or 5.9% after one year with Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS)

A total of 38,192 women who renewed their annual membership in Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), a low-cost, nonprofit weight loss program, had lost an average of 13.2 lbs or 5.9 percent after one year.

The cost for Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS)is $27.50 per year for those in the US or Canada, and $43.50 for not living in the US or Canada. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, May 13, 2011 10:45 am | [0] comments

Monday, October 25, 2010

LOW CARB DIET

Women lose twice as much weight with low-carb diet as low-fat: 18.7 lbs vs 8.6 lbs

Women lose twice as much weight -- 18.7 lbs vs 8.6 lbs -- and twice as much body fat -- 10.6 lbs vs 4.4 lbs -- on a low-carbohydrate diet as a low-fat diet according to a recent study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Oct 25, 2010 9:39 am | [2] comments

Friday, October 22, 2010

PORTION CONTROL

Women on the portion-controlled diet lost 12.3 lbs in 2 months vs 7.9 lbs when counting calories

Women eating portion-controlled diets lost more weight than women on a diet that was not portion-controlled even though both were supposed to eat the same number of calories according to a recent study. Women on the portion-controlled diet lost 12.3 pounds in two months compared to 7.9 pounds for women following a non-portion-controlled diet. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Oct 22, 2010 9:01 am | [0] comments

EXERCISE

Women and exercise: Vigorous exercise, 26% body fat vs no exercise, 33% body fat

The more vigorous a woman exercises, the lower her body mass index (BMI), the lower her percent body fat, and the lower her waist-to-hip ratio according to a study from Kansas State University. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Oct 22, 2010 6:21 am | [0] comments

Friday, October 01, 2010

DIET & EXERCISE

Women who lost at least 10% of their body weight ate 1365 calories and exercised 48 minutes per day

Women who lost and maintained at least a 10 percent weight loss after two years exercised an average of 48 minutes per day and reduced their calorie intake to an average of 1365 calories per day according to a study from researchers at University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Women who gained weight exercised an average of 18 minutes per day and ate an average of 1809 calories per day.

Women who lost up to 4.9 percent of their body weight exercised an average of 28 minutes per day and reduced their calorie intake to 1638 calories per day.

Women who lost 5 to 9.9 percent of their body weight exercised an average of 26 minutes per day and reduced their calorie intake to 1452 calories per day. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Oct 01, 2010 3:10 pm | [0] comments

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Women lose an extra 6 pounds by eating breakfast

Eating breakfast helped women lose an additional 6 pounds in three months according to a study from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 9:11 am | [0] comments

BREAKFAST

Big breakfast with lots of protein & carbs causes more weight loss than low-protein, low-carbs

A recent study suggests that eating a low-calorie diet limited to 1240 calories per day that includes a big breakfast containing 610 calories with lots of protein (47 grams), some fat (22 grams) and a moderate amount of carbohydrates (58 grams) causes more weight loss than eating low-calorie diet containing 1085 calories per day that includes a small breakfast (290 calories) with a small amount of protein (12 grams), a small amount of carbohydrates (7 grams), and the same amount of fat (22 grams) -- "low calorie, low carb".

After four months, women on the diet with the low-calorie, low-carb diet that included a small breakfast had lost 28 pounds compared to 23 pounds for those who ate the big breakfast with lots of protein and a moderate amount of carbs.

However, after eight months, women eating the big breakfast had lost 44.5 pounds compared to only 10 pounds for those in the low-calorie, low card group -- the low-calorie, low-carb group having regained 18 pounds.

As a percentage of body weight, those who ate the big breakfast had lost 21 percent of their body weight compared to only 4.5 percent for those in the low-calorie, low-carb group. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 9:04 am | [2] comments

Thursday, June 24, 2010

FAST FOOD

Fast food causes weight gain in girls

"Adolescent girls who eat quick-service food twice a week or more are likely to increase their relative BMI over time," according to a study from researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 24, 2010 8:15 am | [0] comments

Friday, May 28, 2010

HIGH-PROTEIN DIETS

Women lose more weight on high-protein or high-fat diet than high-carb : 17.6 lbs vs 18.7 vs 13 lbs

Women instructed to eat either a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet or a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet lost more weight than those who were instructed to eat a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet according to a recent study from researchers at the Edgar National Centre for Diabetes Research in Dunedin, New Zealand. "This study provides strong support for the use of higher protein diets as an alternative to the conventional [high-carbohydrate, low-fat] approach," the researchers concluded. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, May 28, 2010 9:03 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

HIGH-FAT DIET

Women gained back more fat following weight loss on high-fat diet than high-protein or high-carb

Women lost more weight during the first six months when instructed to eat a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet (18.7 pounds or 8.7 percent of their body weight) or a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet (17.6 lbs or 8.5 percent) compared to a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet (13 pounds or 6 percent of their body weight) according to a recent study from researchers at the Edgar National Centre for Diabetes Research in Dunedin, New Zealand, but those in the high-fat group gained back more body fat (5.1 pounds) than those in the high-protein group, who gained back 2 pounds of body fat, or those in the high-carbohydrate group who gained back 1.8 pounds of body fat. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, May 26, 2010 3:16 pm | [0] comments

Monday, May 24, 2010

LOW-CARB DIETS

Women lose an additional 7 lbs of body weight, 12 lbs of body fat on low carbohydrate diet

Women on a low carbohydrate lost an additional 7 pounds of body weight and 12 pounds of body fat in four months compared to women on a low calorie, low fat diet according to a recent study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, May 24, 2010 2:31 pm | [0] comments

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

GROWTH HORMONE

Growth hormone plus insulin-like growth factor-1 caused 11.9 lbs more fat loss in 3 months

Postmenopausal women given injections of growth hormone (GH) plus insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) lost 8.1 lbs more weight than women given a placebo, and 11.9 lbs more body fat after three months.

Note: IGF-1 levels increase when growth hormone injections are given. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Apr 21, 2010 2:32 pm | [0] comments

Friday, April 17, 2009

LOW-CARB DIET

Women lose the same amount of weight (16 lbs vs 15 lbs) and fat (11 lbs v 12 lbs) on a low-carb diet

Women lose a similar amount of weight (16 lbs vs 15 lbs) and body fat (11 lbs vs 12 lbs) with a low-carb diet versus a high-carb diet according to a study from Australia.

This was different than what was seen in men, where men on a low-carb diet lost 1.5 times as much weight and nearly twice as much fat as those on a high-carb diet. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Apr 17, 2009 1:19 pm | [0] comments

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

INTENTION TO CONTROL FOOD INTAKE

Men with a high intent to control food intake weigh 12-15 lbs more

Men with a high intent to control food intake weigh 12-15 lbs more than men with a low intent according to a study from researchers at Laval University in Quebec, Canada.

The average body mass index (BMI) for these two groups was 29.1 vs 27.2. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Apr 15, 2009 12:13 pm | [0] comments

INTENTION TO CONTROL FOOD INTAKE

Women with a high intent to control food intake weigh 10-13 lbs more

Women with a high intent to control food intake weigh 10-13 lbs more than women with a low intent according to a study from researchers at Laval University in Quebec, Canada.

The average body mass index (BMI) for these two groups was 30.1 vs 28.2. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:41 am | [0] comments

Monday, April 13, 2009

INHIBITED EATING

Women who avoid overeating in response to thoughts or emotions weigh 14-18 lbs less

Women who avoid overeating in response to thoughts or emotions weigh 14-18 lbs less than women who tend to overeat in these situations according to a study from researchers at Laval University in Quebec, Canada.

The average body mass index (BMI) for these two groups was 29.9 vs 27.1. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Apr 13, 2009 2:16 pm | [0] comments

EXERCISE

Women who engage in 30 minutes of high-intensity exercise per day weigh 8-11 lbs less

Women who engage in 30 minutes or more of high-intensity exercise per day weigh 8-11 lbs less than women who engage in none according to a study from researchers at Laval University in Quebec, Canada.

The average body mass index (BMI) for these two groups was 27.7 vs 25.8. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Apr 13, 2009 12:45 pm | [0] comments

Saturday, April 11, 2009

CALCIUM

Women who consume 1000 mg of calcium per day weigh 15-19 lbs less than those consuming 600 mg

Women who consume at least 1000 mg of calcium per day weigh roughly 15-19 pounds less than those who consume less than 600 mg per day according to a study from researchers at Laval University in Quebec, Canada.

The average body mass index (BMI) for these two groups was 28.4 vs 25.5. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Apr 11, 2009 7:26 pm | [0] comments

FAT INTAKE

Women who get less than 30% of calories from fat weigh 9-11 lbs less than those getting 40% or more

Women who get less than 30% of calories from fat weigh 9-11 lbs less than those getting 40% or more according to a study from researchers at Laval University in Quebec, Canada.

The average body mass index (BMI) for these two groups was 28.6 vs 26.9. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Apr 11, 2009 2:07 pm | [0] comments

SLEEP

People who sleep less than 6 hours per night gained 3-4 lbs more than those sleeping at least 7 hrs

People who sleep less than 6 hours per night gained an average of 3.6 pounds more than those sleeping at least 7 hours according to a study from researchers at Laval University in Quebec, Canada. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Apr 11, 2009 10:01 am | [0] comments

SLEEP

Women who sleep less than 6 hours per night weigh 13-17 lbs more than those sleeping at least 7 hrs

Men who sleep less than 6 hours per night weigh 19-24 lbs more than those sleeping at least 7 hours according to a study from researchers at Laval University in Quebec, Canada.

The average body mass index (BMI) for these two groups was 28.8 vs 26.2. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Apr 11, 2009 9:07 am | [0] comments

Thursday, April 02, 2009

SODAS

One sugar-sweetened beverage per day increases the risk of heart attacks in women by 23%

Consuming one sugar-sweetened beverage per day increases the risk of a heart attack in women over a 24-year period by 23 percent according to the Nurse's Health Study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Apr 02, 2009 5:02 pm | [0] comments

Monday, May 26, 2008

WOMEN’S CONCERNS

Five out of every six women in the US (84%) feel like they are overweight

Five out of every six women in the US (84 percent) feel like they are overweight according to a nationwide survey in the US done by Meredith Corporation and NBC Universal as reported by the New York Daily News.
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, May 26, 2008 3:10 pm | [0] comments

WOMEN’S CONCERNS

Only 40% of women in the US are satisfied with their physical appearance

"Only 40 percent say they are satisfied with their physical appearance" according to a nationwide survey in the US done by Meredith Corporation and NBC Universal as reported by the New York Daily News.
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, May 26, 2008 3:08 pm | [0] comments

WOMEN’S CONCERNS

Twice as many women concerned about their diet and weight than cancer : 56% vs 23%

Twice as many women are concerned about their diet and weight (56 percent) as are concerned about cancer (23 percent) according to a nationwide survey in the US done by Meredith Corporation and NBC Universal as reported by the New York Daily News.
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, May 26, 2008 3:05 pm | [0] comments

Friday, October 26, 2007

DIABETES

Obese women with obesity-related illnesses who lose weight reduce their risk of death by 19-25%

Overweight or obese women who have obesity-related illnesses who intentionally lose weight reduce their risk of dying by 19 to 25 percent according to a review paper. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Oct 26, 2007 7:20 am | [0] comments

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