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New Weight-Loss Equation: Researchers Determine Key Calorie Cutoff
VANCOUVER — Weight loss isِ not asِ simple asِ eating lessِ andِ exercising more, andِ for thoseِ who struggle toِ shed theِ pounds, a newِ equation mayِ offer someِ help.
Scientists areِ now usingِ mathematics toِ betterِ understand theِ physiology ofِ weight loss, andِ more accurately predict justِ howِ much weight someoneِ will lose onِ a specific diet andِ exercise regime, researchers saidِ hereِ today atِ the American Association forِ the Advancement ofِ Science’s annual meeting.
In theِ past, physicians assumed thatِ eating 500 fewerِ calories perِ day wouldِ lead toِ aboutِ a pound ofِ weight loss perِ week, saidِ Kevin Hall, a researcher atِ the National Institutes ofِ Health inِ Bethesda, Md.