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Dieting ineffective without workout for losing weight


A recent study has revealed that dieting cannot help deal with obesity. According to, one needs to keep a tab on ones calorie intake and also engage in physical workout in order to lose weight. The study has been conducted by researchers at the Oregon Health & Science University.

The team of scientists studied a group of rhesus macaque, specie of monkeys. Some of these monkeys were kept on high calorie diet for various years. These monkeys were later put on a low fat diet which had 30 percent reduced calorie count.  While other set of monkeys was kept on a normal calorie diet, which is fit for monkeys and were also made to workout on treadmill everyday for about an hour. Activity monitor was put around the neck of these monkeys which tracked their activity count.

As per, it was found that no considerable change occurred in the weight of these monkeys. The findings also revealed that with the decrease in the calorie intake, the physical activity also diminished. However, the group which was fed normal calorie food and was made to workout lost significant weight.

“These findings will assist medical professionals in advising their patients. It may also impact the development of community interventions to battle the childhood obesity epidemic and lead to programs that emphasize both diet and exercise.” said Cameron, a researcher in the study.

Celebrities who have battled weight issues include Oprah WinfreyKirstie Alley, Sara Rue and Sharon Osbourne.


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