Experts Assess What Works For Weight Loss

3 (HealthDay News) — Weight loss programs that focus on changing behaviors, as well as those that combine behavior changes and weight-loss medications such as orlistat (Alli, Xenical), can help people shed pounds, according to a new review. “We found behaviorally based weight loss programs are generally effective for weight loss,” said Dr. Erin LeBlanc, an investigator for Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Ore. LeBlanc declined to mention particular behavioral intervention programs by name.However, components of commercial programs such as Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig and othersinclude group support, encouragement ofphysical activity, setting of goals and other strategies. The study is published in the Oct.
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Obesity, Garcinia Cambogia Extract Genetics, Depression and Weight Loss

Depending on which study you look at, genes only account for between 1 percent and 5 percent of a persons body mass index (Li et al., 2010). I think that most people would agree that 5 percent of bad genes doesnt excuse the 95 percent of it that scientists claim is due to bad habits. When confronted with these facts, people often cite that most of the people in their family are also obese, so it must be genetics. However, the more likely possibility is that families tend to eat the same foods and have similar habits. Genetics also doesnt explain why obese people also tend to have obese pets (Bounds, 2011).
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