Focus on “Energy Balance” Needed to Fight Obesity

July 2, 2012 — In a new study published in the journal Circulation, a team of University of Colorado researchers recommend a new strategy against obesity, one that rejects the age-old emphasis on weight loss and instead concentrates on "energy balance," a strategy which acknowledges the interdependence of calories consumed, energy expended, and energy stored. According to lead author, James O. Hill, professor of pediatrics and medicine and executive director of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, this new strategy will result in matching a higher level of food and beverage intake to a higher level of energy than is typical in America today and will allow the processes that regulate body weight to work more effectively.  Read the University of Colorado press release, which includes a link to the published study, here.