Diet and exercise can sustain weight loss – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers have used data from the reality TV program “The Biggest Loser” to show that exercise and healthy eating reduce body fat and preserve muscle in adults better than diet alone. Dr. Kevin Hall at the NIH says this was a cost-efficient opportunity to study a small group of obese individuals.
Hall: Viewers who have ever watched the show probably know that people step on scales at the end of the week and seem to be losing substantial amounts of weight.
Narrator: Calculations show that diet was responsible for more weight loss than exercise. For more information on this study, visit www.niddk.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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