Head Of UAMS Weight Loss Program Finds New Study Very Beneficial

May 5, 2016

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With Arkansas ranked as the most obese state in the nation, a new study out this week is getting a lot of attention.

It looked at how most former contestants on the reality TV show The Biggest Loser eventually regained much of the weight that was lost. In particular, the research showed a disproportionate reduction in metabolic rates with a drop in weight.

Doctor Peter Goulden is medical director for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' Weight Loss and Metabolic Control program and spoke with KUAR's Michael Hibblen about his thoughts on the research, published Monday in the journal Obesity. You can hear the interview above.