Weight Reduction In Automotive Design And Manufacture

Weight loss led to reduction in inflammation

From the smallest fasteners to entire vehicle architectures, engineers are wringing excess weight out of new components and systems, while looking for new ways to lighten existing designs. Although the motivations for and benefits of automotive weight reduction are plentiful, a number of barriers exist to the development of lighter, more streamlined and mass-efficient vehicles. This third edition report looks at policy initiatives, weight saving methods, competition between OEMs, barriers, drivers and government regulation. Fuel economy & CO2 emissions are detailed for the US, EU, Japan, South Korea & China.
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[ Lose Weight Smartly: 7 Little-Known Tricks That Shave Pounds ] Given the current evidence, metformin has not been shown to be superior to other weight-loss treatments for kids, such as diet and exercise, the researchers said. “Unfortunately, this drug is not going to be the answer,” said study researcher Marian McDonagh, of Oregon Health & Science University. Overall, the drug does not appear to provide enough weight reduction for children to experience meaningful health benefits in the long term, McDonagh said. Still, it’s possible that certain groups of children, such as those who are very obese, may benefit from taking the drug.
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Diabetes Drug Won’t Help Obese Kids Keep Off Weight

The researchers measured levels of C-reactive protein, serum amyloid A, interleukin-6, leukocyte and neutrophil in 439 women. At the end of one year, C-reactive protein reduced by 36.1 percent in the diet-alone group and by 41.7 percent in the diet and exercise group. Interleukin-6 decreased by 23.1 percent in the diet group and pure garcinia cambogia 24.3 percent in the diet and exercise group. McTiernan and colleagues http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/garcinia-cambogia-extract—crucial-data-released-231403591.html found a mild dose response, as there were greater reductions in these measures among women who lost at least 5 percent of their body weight.
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