Thursday, February 16, 2012

Weight loss contagious

  • Much of the theatricality associated with the televised weight loss competition, The Biggest Loser can make its contestants big weight loss seem as impossibly dramatic as the rest of the reality show.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Washington, Feb 15 : Teammates in a group-based weight loss competition considerably influence each others health goals, indicating that shedding pounds can have a ripple effect, according to a new study.
  • (New Kerala)
  • Weight loss is apparently just as contagious as obesity, in terms of how it acts through social networks. Over the past few years, studies have shown that obesity can literally ripple through social circles, affecting more and more people.
  • (Softpedia)
  • Researchers now believe that, just as obesity has been found to be contagious, weight loss can also have a ripple effect. Lead researcher Tricia Leahey, Ph.D.
  • (Daily Mail)
  • What researchers concluded was that weight loss is as contagious as weight gain. Participants who reported their teammates played a significant role in their weight loss shed the greatest amount of weight.
  • (Examiner)
  • Two weight-loss shows make for a heavy burden Yet studies show - for those who need science to affirm their eyesight - that obesity is contagious among friends. Fat people even have fat pets.
  • (The Age)
  • (Another easy weight-loss trick involving vegetables ASPCAs Animal Poison Control Center online ( • We all know yawning is contagious among people, but dogs can also catch our yawns.
  • (Sacramento Bee)
  • Higgins figures the rapid weight loss was due to the antibiotics reaction and that made it difficult to keep food down and keep his strength up.
  • (The Province)
  • (Another easy weight-loss trick involving vegetables We all know that yawning is contagious among people, but dogs can also catch our yawns.
  • (Salem News)
  • But as immune systems weaken, often as those people age, a small percentage develop full-blown tuberculosis and became contagious. Thats a big reason night sweats, weight loss, fatigue, or who is coughing up blood, the statement said.
  • (Alaska Dispatch)

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