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Weighted

Describing an average in which some values count for more than others. For example, if an index consisting of 10 stocks is weighted for price, this means that the average price of the stocks will move more when the stocks with higher price move. Most indices use weighted averages so "smaller" values do not affect the index inordinately. This helps correct for the fact that averages tend to be affected by extreme values. One of the most common ways of weighting an average is to weight for market capitalization.
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But we do know that 23 of the 24 study participants ate all they 'wanted' and still lost weight.
The study found that people who lost weight without trying had a 31% higher mortality rate than those who didn't attempt and didn't lose any weight.
Clegg of the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and her colleagues report that female rats ate less and lost weight after injections of leptin, a hormone linked to appetite control.
Elderly lean women who lost weight experienced a deterioration in physical function, vitality and freedom from bodily pain.
If you return to your old diet, you'll put lost weight back on.
And the food tastes great - bold flavors, hearty meals - thanks to NutriSystem I ate like a man and still lost weight.
By the trial's end, the mice were processing sugars and starches as efficiently as lean mice were and had lost weight, dropping from 52 grams on average to less than 46 grams.
No matter how successful the weight-loss regimen, more than 90 percent of those who lose regain that lost weight, usually adding extra pounds as well, according to the New England Journal of Medicine.
To those readers who have lost weight and feel better after switching to The Zone or other low-carbohydrate diets that cut calories: We wish you well.