The work done by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine faculty members (and even some students) is regularly highlighted in newspapers, online media outlets and more. Below you’ll find links to articles and videos of Feinberg in the news.
The bottom line health message from the study is this: If you succeed in losing weight, then you should work just as hard to keep it off, says Linda Van Horn, a registered dietitian and professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and a spokesperson for the American Heart Association. Unfortunately, keeping the pounds off can be more difficult as people age, Van Horn says. “The older we get the fewer calories we need,” she says. “If a person who is 60 is eating the same number of calories they ate when they were 20, they will be considerably heavier,” she says, even if there has been no change in physical activity. That’s because metabolism decreases over time, starting in the mid-20s. So, as people age, it’s even more important to keep an eye on the scale and cut back when weight increases, Van Horn says. “It’s a lot easier to gain than it is to lose.”