Among the subset of obese women in the study, those who received the mindfulness training had significant reductions in cortisol after awakening and also maintained their total body weight, compared to women in the waitlist group, who had stable cortisol levels and continued to gain weight. MAMAS Study to Curb Excessive Weight Gain in Pregnant Women Jennifer Daubenmier, PhD, from the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, describes a new study that aims to help overweight pregnant women avoid unhealthy weight gain with stress reduction techniques. LISTEN The stress-reduction and mindful-eating techniques used in the study were adapted from methods developed three decades ago by JonKabat-Zinn, PhD,thefirst director of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and a founding member of the Cambridge Zen Center.The mindful-eating techniques used in the UCSF study are part of a larger program of garcinia cambogia extract mindful eating developed by JeanKristeller, PhD, of Indiana State University. Ongoing Study of Pregnant Women In this study we were trying to cultivate peoples ability to pay attention to their sensations of hunger, fullness and taste satisfaction as a guide for limiting how much they eat,Daubenmier said.
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DaimlerChrysler has eyes on weight reduction

Rather than see 2,000kg hot hatches sometime in the future, someone has decided to do something about this and hopefully force everyone to follow suit Thomas Weber, board member in charge of R&D over at DaimlerChrysler. Weber admits that the weight of cars have been growing alarmingly over the past few years. DaimlerChrysler has moved weight reduction into the middle term concerns, together with improving drivetrain efficiency and energy management. Special project teams devoted to lightweight construction were formed in late 2006.
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