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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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The patients had either mild to moderate osteoarthritis or risk factors for the disease, and were divided into two groups - a group of 380 who lost weight, and a control group of 380 patients who lost no weight.
I couldn't have lost weight without the weekly help, encouragement and understanding of my own consultant and group.
PRINCETON, NJ -- As Americans are no doubt feeling a familiar post-Thanksgiving bulge in their waistlines, Gallup data reveal insights into how those who say they have ever lost weight made it happen.
Levels were lower in people who had not lost weight or who had gained weight.
"I've had some fabulous times since I lost weight but, so far, being in the final of Scottish Slimmers Slimmer of the Year is the highlight."
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Texas reviewed 28 studies in which people lost weight through lifestyle changes and five studies in which they lost weight through gastric surgery.
In that study, operative times were 36 minutes shorter on average in patients who lost weight before surgery (Obes.
"We have reasonably solid evidence that after people have lost weight, they're hungrier," says Eckel.
These teens experienced an "emotional high" when they lost weight, and a deterioration in well-being when they failed.
All of the mice given the hormone lost weight, and the researchers theorize this may be due to its slowing of food passage through the stomach and small intestine.