News that Vexes

News that Vexes

It's so tiresome to read 'new studies' that reveal Smoking, Stress or Obesity are Bad for you. Yet these studies appear all the time. It's time to take back the newswire from so-called Scientists!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Curbing Calories Works in the Long Run

One of our alert worldwide News That Vexes correspondents (yes, only one of the many, many) alerted us to this most excellent and informative story that we find just a wee bit vexing.

It seems that
Old-fashioned calorie-cutting and exercise really can keep the pounds off for the long haul, according to a review of dozens of clinical trials.

In an analysis of 80 weight-loss studies, researchers found that approaches that focused on trimming calories -- with or without exercise -- were most effective at keeping the pounds off over four years.

Wuh- huh?? DOZENS of clinical trials? Where have I been?

We actually could quote almost every line of this article, since each sentence is a pure gem of wisdom and nugget of sublime sapience.

In some stunning further research, the scientists conclude by dropping this mega bombshell:
"However," they stress, "if weight-loss interventions are discontinued entirely, weight regain is likely to occur."

Feel free to congratulate Dr. Marion Franz, a registered dietitian and health consultant with Minneapolis-based Nutrition Concepts by Franz Inc. (what a coincidence! Dr. Franz works at "Nutrition Concepts by Franz"! Maybe that's a requirement to work there: "Last name must be Franz.")


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