Being labeled as too fat may lead to become obese

Simply being called ‘fat’ makes young girls more likely to become obese — Trying to be thin is like trying to be tall, say UCLA psychologists – Girls who are told by a parent, sibling, friend, classmate or teacher that they are too fat at age 10 are more likely to be obese at age 19, revealed by UCLA psychologists.

DietBet social gaming site effective weight loss tool

Miriam Hospital study shows social gaming site effective weight loss tool – Researchers from The Miriam Hospital have found that DietBet, a web-based commercial weight loss program that pairs financial incentives with social influence, delivers significant weight losses.

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