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Yo-yo dieting does not thwart weight loss efforts or alter metabolism long term, study finds

Yo-yo dieting does not thwart weight loss efforts or alter metabolism long term, study finds | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

A new study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, published online in the journal Metabolism, overturns a long-held folk assumption that has never actually been studied empirically: the study finds that a history of yo-yo dieting does NOT negatively affect metabolism or the ability to lose weight in the long term.

 

"A history of unsuccessful weight loss should not dissuade an individual from future attempts to shed pounds or diminish the role of a healthy diet and regular physical activity in successful weight management," said the study's senior author Anne McTiernan, M.D., Ph.D., a member of the Hutchinson Center's Public Health Sciences Division.

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Evidence shows that anti-depressants likely do more harm than good, researchers find

Evidence shows that anti-depressants likely do more harm than good, researchers find | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

Commonly prescribed anti-depressants appear to be doing patients more harm than good, say researchers who have published a paper examining the impact of the medications on the entire body.

 

What the researchers found is that anti-depressants have negative health effects on all processes normally regulated by serotonin.

[Another reason to work hard at building psychological resilience.]


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Sleeping in During the Weekend Can Make You Fat

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After a busy week with short nights, many use the weekend to make up for lost hours of sleep. Not a healthy habit, says researcher Paulien Barf of the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

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Students Who Bring Water Into Exams Get Higher Grades - Psych Central News

Students Who Bring Water Into Exams Get Higher Grades - Psych Central News | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

Students who bring water into school exams make better grades, according to new research. "Future research is needed to tease apart these explanations," the researchers very appropriately note.

[Hmm, you bet future research is needed. Several simple aspects seem to have been left out of this study. For instance, they didn't check to see whether students actually consumed the water--and they also note that the older students were the ones who tended to bring it. Maybe older students are more serious about their grades?]


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