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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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Talking about health with ‘Dr. Mom’

A nutrition and exercise expert and her science writer daughter sit down for a conversation on motivation

Aug. 31, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A science writer finds expert advice on how to eat well and stick to exercise from this renowned Fred Hutch researcher — her mom.

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Weight cycling: New insight on obesity

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center study finds repetitive loss and regain of body weight doesn’t negatively affect person’s long-term ability to battle obesity, a known risk factor for many cancers

Aug. 20, 2012 | By Kristin Woodward

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Successful dieters log calories, avoid skipping meals, eat out less

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center study finds postmenopausal weight loss aided by basic self-monitoring strategies

July 16, 2012 | By Kristen Woodward

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Moderate weight loss reduces levels of breast cancer-linked hormones

Dr. Anne McTiernan finds lifestyle changes lower blood estrogen levels in overweight and obese postmenopausal women, may reduce risk of most common breast cancers

May 29, 2012 | By Kristen Woodward

Even a moderate amount of weight loss can significantly reduce levels of circulating estrogens that are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, according to a study by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researchers—the first randomized, controlled clinical trial to test the effects of weight loss on sex hormones in overweight and obese postmenopausal women, a group at elevated risk for breast cancer.

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Weight loss reduces inflammation related to cancer

Anne McTiernan-led study shows that postmenopausal women who lost at least 5 percent of their body weight reduced inflammation markers related to several cancers

May 7, 2012

According to a study led by Dr. Anne McTiernan of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, postmenopausal women who were overweight or obese and lost at least 5 percent of their body weight had a measurable reduction in markers of inflammation.

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