Thursday, August 7, 2008

Weekends May Stymie Weight-Loss Efforts

The holidays aren't the only dangerous time for dieters, says a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Researchers found that people watching their weight tend to eat more on the weekend, causing them to lose weight more slowly. "We thought weekends would present a problem for some people attempting to lose weight, but the consistency of our finding before and during the interventions was surprising," says first author Susan B. Racette, Ph.D., assistant professor of physical therapy and of medicine. The findings appear in the online version of the journal Obesity.
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