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Weight management

Crash dieting no worse than steady weight loss

Many guidelines suggest gradual weight loss, reflecting the widespread view that 'weight lost rapidly is more quickly regained'. However, a new Australian study - which enrolled 51 men and 153 women aged 18 to 70 years - has challenged this assumption.

Weight loss in primary care fails

Behavioural weight loss interventions delivered in primary care produce only 'very small reductions in body weight, which are unlikely to be clinically significant,' according to a meta-analysis of 15 randomised controlled trials encompassing 4539 participants.

Targeting high cholesterol level

Annette Dunne explores reducing high blood cholesterol, a modifiable risk factor for cardio- vascular disease, from a nutritional perspective


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