The Latest in Dieting News

Physician's WEIGHT LOSS Centers® is always staying up to date on what's happening in the weight loss industry. You can also stay informed by checking out some of the articles below.

Does A Lower Fat Diet Mean A Lower Fat You?

Yes, according to a three-month study done at the Jean Mayer U.S. Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston.

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Fiber, Fiber, Fiber!

Fiber refers to complex carbohydrates that your body cannot digest or absorb into your bloodstream. Fiber is not used as energy like other types of carbohydrates, but instead is excreted. Fiber is a very healthy component of some foods and deserves much attention for its health benefits.

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Less Doesn't Mean More

If you really want to drop those unwanted pounds, starving yourself is definitely not the best course of action. Research is showing that by skimping on your food intake too much, you can actually defeat your purpose.

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Obesity a Disease

Obesity is now considered a disease - not a moral failing. According to a new report from the Institute of Medicine, "obesity is a heterogeneous disease in which genetic, environmental, psychological, and other factors are involved. It occurs when energy intake exceeds the amount of energy expended over time. Only in a small minority of cases is obesity caused by such illnesses as hypothyroidism or the result of taking medications, such as steroids, that can cause weight gain."

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