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:: September 2014

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Guidelines Updated for Physical Activity Intervention for Weight Loss “Recommendations for PA are 150 to 250 minutes per week to prevent weight gain and more than 250 minutes per week for significant weight loss and weight maintenance after weight loss. There is inadequate evidence of recommended PA for prevention of weight regain after weight loss. • Resistance training is linked with reduced health risk, possible increased fat-free mass, and increased loss of fat mass, but not weight loss.”

NGC - Dietary guidelines for Americans, 2005. (2005)

NGC - Expert panel on weight loss surgery. (2004)

NGC - Guidelines for the clinical application of laparoscopic bariatric surgery. (2003)

NGC - Obesity (2004)

NGC - Obesity in women. A guide to assessment and management. (2003)

NGC - Pharmacologic and surgical management of obesity in primary care: a clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians. (2005)

NGC - Prevention and management of obesity (mature adolescents and adults). (2005)

NGC - Screening for obesity in adults: recommendations and rationale. (2003)

NGC - Treatment of obesity. (2004)

NIH - Practical Guide Obesity

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Fitness - Exercise

Effects of exercise and diet on chronic disease. (J Appl Physiol. 2005) "Overwhelming evidence from a variety of sources, including epidemiological, prospective cohort, and intervention studies, links most chronic diseases seen in the world today to physical inactivity and inappropriate diet consumption. The purpose of this review is to 1) discuss the effects of exercise and diet in the prevention of chronic disease, 2) highlight the effects of lifestyle modification for both mitigating disease progression and reversing existing disease, and 3) suggest potential mechanisms for beneficial effects."

Fitness - Exercise

Sedentary behaviour, physical activity and weight problems in adolescents in Wales. (Public Health. 2005) "CONCLUSIONS: Sedentary behaviour and physical activity in early adolescence both influenced body mass in late adolescence. Results indicated that promoting healthy diets and physical activities may have long-term health benefits for young people."


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