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September 8, 2011

More News About the Origin of Autism

I have to take issue with this study, since I have a boy and a girl with autism, neither has an enlarged brain and neither has an improperly functioning immune system. It's genetic. We're not looking for a cure, we need treatments and services, which we pay for OOP because we can't get them any other way.

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More News About the Origin of Autism

Researchers at the UC Davis’s MIND Institute have been studying the brain growth, environmental exposure and genetic make-up of 350 children since 2006 as part of the Autism Phenome Project.



So far, they have identified two different strains of autism. One group of children--all boys--had enlarged brains, and most regressed into autism within 18 months, while another group all appeared to have improperly functioning immune systems that contributed to their autism.
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Weight Watchers Members Lose Twice as Much

I've been a WW advocate for nearly 16 years, so I love these types of stories. It's not a diet, it's a way of life.

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Weight Watchers Members Lose Twice as Much Weight as Other Dieters

PHOTO: Weight Watchers Food product - pasta.


Weight Watchers' approach to dieting seems to tighten the belt more than other approaches to weight loss, according to a new study published in the Lancet.


The new research, which was funded by Weight Watchers International but conducted by the U.K. Medical Research Council, compared 772 overweight and obese adults in Australia, Germany and the U.K. Participants were randomly assigned to receive either 12 months of standard health care or a 12-month free membership to Weight Watchers.


"Our studies didn't compare different commercial weight-loss programs, but did test the general concept of whether the various schemes available might work better than the current standard care," Dr. Susan Jebb, lead author of the study, said during a presentation at the International Congress on Obesity. "Regardless of which commercial program people opt for, it's having a weekly weigh-in and support that seems to work. People are more likely to stick at it."

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