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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.
Five percent of all Americans who have lost weight credit Weight Watchers with their success while 4% credit the Atkins diet or a similar low carbohydrate approach.
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.
Huckabee describes how he lost weight and what he learned along the way.
Both groups lost weight, but the vegan group lost an average of 4 pounds more.
The higher close of the drug produced the greatest benefit, including the most lost weight and the healthiest cholesterol concentrations, Pi-Sunyer reported Nov.
And as I lost weight she kept holding me up as an example to everyone, so I felt like I couldn't let anybody down.