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Unigene Accelerates Development of Anorexigenic Peptide

The lead satiety compound from Unigene, UGP281 has already demonstrated substantial decreases in food consumption in preclinical studies. Most peptides on the market require injection and there are no oral peptide therapeutic products as oral delivery has been hindered by low absorption and degradation in the gastro-intestinal tract. [Continue reading: Unigene Accelerates Development of Anorexigenic Peptide]

Resveratrol Offers Plenty of Benefits For Weight Loss

A new study has unveiled the health benefits of resveratrol for regulating insulin sensitivity and energy. The results of the study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry are interesting for people interested in weight loss. [Continue reading: Resveratrol Offers Plenty of Benefits For Weight Loss]

Prizes for Weight Loss

To help people who included weight loss in their New Year’s resolutions, Healthy Wage, a New York City based online health and wellness company has announced the debut of a weight loss competition called Michigan Matchup. [Continue reading: Prizes for Weight Loss]

Body Memory And Weight Loss

One thing that you have to take into consideration when you set a weight loss goal is that your body has a memory of what it looks like. This means that diets and exercise programs are not as effective as you might think. [Continue reading: Body Memory And Weight Loss]

A Role Model in Weight Watchers’ Top 100 for 2010

39 year old Eau Claire resident, Jennifer Block has lost 95 pounds since setting a goal two years ago to improve her health. Her achievement has brought her national recognition. Jennifer works as a communications supervisor at Sacred Heart Hospital and was named one of Weight Watchers’ top 100 role models for 2010. [Continue reading: A Role Model in Weight Watchers’ Top 100 for 2010]

Fish Oil Cannot Accelerate Weight Loss

Dr. Laura F. DeFina and her colleagues of The Cooper Institute in Dallas have published a new research which has shown that omega-3 fatty acids are not helping people with their weight loss goals. Although previous studies on animals have shown that omega-3 fatty acids can promote weight loss, other studies in people have had mixed results. [Continue reading: Fish Oil Cannot Accelerate Weight Loss]

Taxing Sodas Would Not Lead To Significant Weight Loss

Such taxes were proposed as a means of preventing obesity but such remedies would probably have only modest weight loss results. A possible enhancement could be a combination with other measures. These taxes are part of a growing movement that is aimed at treating unhealthy foods as vices, just like tobacco or liquor. [Continue reading: Taxing Sodas Would Not Lead To Significant Weight Loss]

Roark Capital Group Acquired Atkins Nutritionals

Roark Capital Group announced that it acquired Atkins Nutritionals, the leading international weight control and nutrition brand. Atkins Nutritional Approach has helped millions of people to lose weight ever since its introduction in the 1960s. [Continue reading: Roark Capital Group Acquired Atkins Nutritionals]

Weight Watchers Introduces A New Program To Improve Eating Habits

The PointsPlus program is the biggest innovation of the world-renowned leader in weight management, Weight Watchers. PointsPlus uses the latest scientific research to create a program that can offer people a better solution to lose weight and keep it off. This new program is aimed at educating and encouraging …

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Body Mass Index Could Be An Important Factor To Determine When We Die

Although Body Mass Index has been a controversial method of measuring body fat, a new study focusing on mortality has shown that precise estimates of the increased risk of death can be offered for overweight and obese people. [Continue reading: Body Mass Index Could Be An Important Factor To Determine When We Die]

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