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Aerobics beats weights as weight-loss tool

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People who want to lose weight are better off running than lifting weights — or even than doing both, researchers at Duke University say. The researchers compared people who did aerobic exercise — running, swimming, walking, for instance — with those who did resistance training such as weightlifting and with people who did both kinds of exercise. Those who got up and moved burned the most fat, they said in the Dec. 15 Journal of Applied Physiology.

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