Saturday, February 24, 2007

Forget exercise

A new study debunks the idea that exercise is not the most effective means to loose weight:

Dieting and exercising can help weight loss.   But dieting alone can be as effective, according to a new study published in a recent issue of Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Weight loss occurs in a person who reduces intake of calories in his diet and or increases energy expenditure through physical exercise.

"What we found was that it did not matter whether a reduction in calories was achieved through diet or burned everyday through exercise," Dr. Leanne Redman of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

In the 6-month study of thirty-five overweight but otherwise healthy adults, 12 were assigned to reduce their calorie intake by 25 percent.   12 were assigned to diet plus exercise, reducing calorie intake by 12.5 percent and increasing their exercise by 12.5 percent.   The remaining 11 were not asked to change any thing in terms of diet and physical activity.

The diet group and diet plus exercise group had the same amount of weight loss.  Thus, the vast weight reduction conspiracy has now been exposed by a miniscule stufy of 35 adults.


Diana said...

Who are you? And what happened to Jaded Journal?

I had Jaded Journal for a long time as a link on my BLog. The Blogger who 'owned' Jaded Journal said he was going to give it up.

But I didn't know one could use the same Blogger address after it has been given up.

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