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But external experts said this research and its apparent conclusions should be viewed with extreme caution. “While it’s good to see attempts to evaluate so-called alternative treatments using the pure garcinia cambogia same approach as is used for more conventional treatments, this study has several features that complicate the picture,” said Kevin McConway, a professor of applied statistics at Open University. He noted that more than a third of the study’s small number of starting participants did not complete the course, and yet the main results did not take this into account. “The study lasted only eight weeks, which is not long when it comes to a long-term issue like being overweight,” he said. “It tells us nothing about what might happen after eight weeks, and the world is full of weight-loss treatments that have no demonstrable longer-term effect”.
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Scientists query study saying ear acupuncture aids weight loss

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Its results suggested significant differences were apparent after four weeks, with the active treatment groups receiving acupuncture on one or five points having lower body mass index scores compared with the sham treatment group, where there was no such reduction. Weight also differed significantly after four weeks in both active treatment groups compared with the sham treatment group, the researchers reported in the journal, which is one of 50 specialist titles published by British Medical Journal group. According to background information given in the journal, auricular acupuncture therapy is based on the understanding that the outer ear represents all parts of the body and was first used in France in 1956 by a doctor who noticed that a patient’s back-ache was cured after a burn on the ear. But external experts said this research and its apparent conclusions should be viewed with extreme caution.
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Weight Loss Surgery for Severely Obese Teens

The best way to determine the amount of food in a given serving is to look at the nutrition facts label and measure it out. Although this may not be practical or that much fun, if you are able to take the time, you will soon be able to eyeball the amount of food and know whether there is too much or too little. Also take look at calorie counts but also looks at nutritional value and ingredients. Try to avoid foods with white flour, sugar and sugar substitutes, saturated fats and trans fats And most of all, have patience, persevere through setbacks and focus on your goal. Many people lose patience when they dont see the pounds drop off quickly despite their weight loss efforts.
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Kittle: Weight loss strategies that will work

Bhargava, MD Dec. 10, 2013 (Washington, D.C.) — Fifteen-year-old Jacob Millers body mass index , or BMI, was off the charts. More than 6 feet tall, Jacob weighed 702 pounds at his heaviest. An online BMI chart from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute goes up to 443 pounds, which, for a 6-foot-4 individual, means a BMI of 54. Anything over 40 is extreme obesity , according to the chart. Doctors said Jacobs was 83. But 6 months after getting weight loss surgery, Jacobs weight has dropped to 535 and his BMI to 64.
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