Weight Management-Important Research

Weight-loss programs tailored to a person’s genome may be coming soon

Some health experts predict that the next big advance in helping overweight people achieve a healthier weight will be to use an individual’s genetic data to customize diets and physical activity plans, an approach known as ‘precision weight loss.”

Exchanging sedentariness for low-intensity physical activity can prevent weight gain in children

As little as 10 minutes of high-intensity physical activity per day reduces the amount of adipose tissue and enhances cardiorespiratory fitness in 6-8-year-old children, according to a new study. The higher the intensity of physical activity, the stronger the association with the amount of adipose tissue. Exchanging sedentary behavior — mainly sitting — for even low-intensity physical activity reduces the amount of adipose tissue. In order for physical activity to enhance cardiorespiratory fitness, the intensity needs to be at least moderate.

Weight-control experts stress education, commitment

Weight-management programs, including those for children and seniors, stress education – not just for the people facing weight issues, but for their families, too – and long-term commitment to changed habits in addition to healthier diet and exercise practices.

Extending weight loss program helps people who are overweight keep more weight off, and is cost-effective

Extending NHS weight loss programs from one session per week for 12-weeks to one session per week for a year helped people who are overweight to lose more weight and keep it off for longer, according to a new study.

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