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Six reasons why we gain weight

Different factors may influence a person’s risk for gaining weight, but often it’s possible to change those factors. There’s a simple reason why people gain weight: They take in more calories than they use up. But the reasons a person’s calories get out of balance may be complex. Many factors can come into play. Understanding […]

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Take a new approach to New Year’s weight loss

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=01e823c1-fa34-4604-8ab5-6f9ccc0767c9#.WlUlSlw-dBw Diets that promise quick weight loss aren’t usually successful. But making simple changes to your eating and exercise habits can be. If you’re overweight, chances are you’re starting the new year with an old, familiar resolution: to take off a few pounds. This year, you say, you’re going to keep them off too. […]

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Volunteers needed for internet-based weight loss intervention

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center’s Christopher Sciamanna, M.D., is seeking volunteers to be part of a focus group to obtain feedback about an Internet-based weight loss intervention. Volunteers for this research study must be overweight, be at least 21 years old, speak English, have access to the Internet, and not rely on home-delivered […]

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