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Fitness trackers don't improve weight loss: study

Participants who added ‘wearables’ to diet and exercise plans actually lost fewer pounds than those who stuck with traditional tactics

Sept. 20, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Young adults who added fitness trackers to diet and exercise plans actually lost fewer pounds compared to people who stuck only to traditional weight-loss tactics.

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Diet tops exercise for cutting weight, cancer risk, new study shows

Overweight and obese women lowered levels of proteins associated with cancer after one year of calorie, fat reductions

July 13, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Whether cutting pounds or cancer risk, the crunches in your salad trump the crunches in your workout, say scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

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Growing girth: U.S. waistlines expand, casting doubt on obesity plateau

Fred Hutch expert says new CDC figures raise worries about particular risks of extra weight around the middle

Sept. 16, 2014 | By JoNel Aleccia / Fred Hutch News Service

America’s collective waistline is bigger than ever, casting doubt on the notion that obesity in the United States may have plateaued, government researchers reported Tuesday.

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Study confirms body weight influences Asians’ risk of death

Researchers find both high and low body-mass index impact mortality in more than 1 million East and South Asians

Feb. 28, 2011

A study by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researcher Dr. John Potter of more than 1 million Asians found that those who were a normal weight were far less likely to die from any cause than individuals whose body-mass index was too high or low. A similar association was seen between BMI and the risk of death from cancer, cardiovascular disease or other causes.

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