Diet and exercise can sustain weight loss – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers have studied the effect of daily strenuous exercise and a restricted diet by examining data from a reality TV program.
Hall: It's actually studying season eight of “The Biggest Loser” contestants.
Narrator: Dr. Kevin Hall at the NIH is the senior investigator of the study.
Hall: So we went out to California during season eight with a group of investigators to really try to understand better what was going on metabolically when these obese participants were participating in this pretty intensive lifestyle intervention to lose substantial amounts of weight over a short period of time.
Narrator: He found exercise is key. For details, visit www.niddk.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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