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Lifestyle-modification programmes in Arab states criticised

Most studies showed no significant reduction in body weight, and the meta-analysis confirmed that these lifestyle-modification programs were no more effective than as-usual treatments, according to a group of Lebanese investigators from the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics of Beirut Arab University (BAU) situated in Beirut, and their colleagues from the Department of Eating and Weight Disorders from Villa Garda Hospital.

Can initial weight loss predict long-term success?

Recent data from the Look AHEAD study suggests doctors may want to look at results from a patient's first two months of intensive lifestyle intervention (ILI) to help predict his or her long-term success.

Diet or surgery alters our perception of food

How we lose weight affects how our brains respond to images of food, according to brain imaging research conducted at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

The study, published in the journal Obesity, examined brain changes associated with different methods of weight loss.

English weight loss guidelines: 'lose a little, keep it off'

New weight loss guidelines for the NHS in England advises people to "lose a little and keep it off", according to a report from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) states. The guidelines direct GPs to identify people eligible for state-funded slimming classes run by companies such as Weight Watchers, with obese adults given priority.

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