DietAssist responds to 'Weight is healthy' study

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A recent study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, suggested that overweight people were likely to live longer than people with a "healthy" weight.

DietAssist now available as a 2 DVD, 3 CD set as well as online

DietAssist now available as a 2 DVD, 3 CD set as well as online

Regardless of what this study says, it is not going to drive people to start eating more as they will still feel fat, regardless of their health prospects.

The research, released in January 2013, has caused controversy among obesity experts.

The researchers at the US National Centre for Health Statistics looked at 97 studies involving 2.9 million people to compare death rates using BMI. They considered a healthy BMI to be between 18.5 and 25. They concluded that those with a BMI between 25 and 30 were 6% less likely to die early than those with a “healthy” BMI.

Although this study is quite large in number of participants, many of the experts criticised the research methods and believe that there are larger, more credible studies that point in the opposite direction.

This study hit the headlines in a week where the Royal College of Physicians called for the UK to rethink the way it tackles obesity.

Paul Howard, co-creator of the DietAssist programme, said, “Whether this study is right or wrong is pretty irrelevant for most people, especially women. What motivates them to lose weight is their perception about how they look, rather than any worry about their health. So regardless of what this study says, it is not going to drive people to start eating more as they will still feel fat, regardless of their health prospects.”

DietAssist strengthens motivation and resolve and creates the optimum psychological state for dieting, and it works alongside any weight loss programme or sensible eating plan.

DietAssist is available online or as a 2 DVD, 3 CD set and is the culmination of 20 years of experience, put together in a 12 module programme which can be used from the comfort of home.

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