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Balloon-in-a-Pill Helped Obese Patients Lose Weight

Balloon-in-a-Pill Helped Obese Patients Lose Weight0

Follow-Up Appointments Boost Weight-Loss Surgery Success

Follow-Up Appointments Boost Weight-Loss Surgery Success0

Skip Dinner and Maybe Boost Your Metabolism

Skip Dinner and Maybe Boost Your Metabolism0

Lack of Sleep May Stretch Your Waistline

Lack of Sleep May Stretch Your Waistline0

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orlistat (Xenical, alli)

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Saxenda (liraglutide injection)

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Around the World, Holidays Bring Added Pounds

Around the World, Holidays Bring Added Pounds0

Do Open Floor Plans Invite Overeating?

Do Open Floor Plans Invite Overeating?0

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'Obesity Gene' Doesn't Affect Ability to Lose Weight: Report

'Obesity Gene' Doesn't Affect Ability to Lose Weight: Report0

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having the so-called "obesity gene" doesn't affect people's ability to shed pounds through diet, exercise and weight-loss medications, a new study suggests. People with the FTO gene respond to these ...

Cellulite

Cellulite0

How do I get rid of the cellulite on my thighs? Cellulite is caused by irregular patterns of connective tissue beneath the skin, and as the adipose (fatty) tissue, which forms in compartments of little honeycombs, pushes into the skin, it ...

Weight-Loss Surgery Sheds Pounds Long Term

Weight-Loss Surgery Sheds Pounds Long Term0

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery helps people drop a significant amount of weight, and now a new study confirms that much of the weight appears to stay off for at least 10 years. "This study suggests that ...

Health Tip: Spotting the Signs of an Effective Weight-Loss Program

Health Tip: Spotting the Signs of an Effective Weight-Loss Program0

(HealthDay News) -- There are many great plans to help you lose weight in a healthy way, but also some that don't provide the safest weight-loss methods. The U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases suggests looking ...

Friendships Matter If You Want to Lose Weight

Friendships Matter If You Want to Lose Weight0

FRIDAY, Aug. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you're trying to lose weight, it might be a good idea to hang out with thinner people, a new study suggests. Researchers made the discovery in analyzing a survey of more than 9,300 Americans between ...

Could Weight-Loss Surgery Boost Odds of Preemie Birth?

Could Weight-Loss Surgery Boost Odds of Preemie Birth?0

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mothers-to-be who've had weight-loss surgery may have increased odds for premature delivery, researchers report. "Women and their doctors should be aware of this risk increase, and women with ...

Lap Band (Surgery)

Lap Band (Surgery)0

Bariatric surgery refers to surgery performed on the stomach and/or intestines to decrease the amount of food that can be consumed and, as a result, to help a person with extreme obesity lose weight. Adjustable gastric banding and gastric bypass are ...

Health Tip: Do Your Homework Before Dining Out

Health Tip: Do Your Homework Before Dining Out0

(HealthDay News) -- Eating out is fun for the entire family, but the temptation to over-indulge sometimes makes you want to stay home. The American Heart Association recommends: Review the menu before you go, and look for a restaurant that ...

Average American 15 Pounds Heavier Than 20 Years Ago

Average American 15 Pounds Heavier Than 20 Years Ago0

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's no doubt about it: Americans are getting heavier and heavier. But new U.S. estimates may still come as a shock -- since the late 1980s and early 1990s, the average American has put on 15 or more ...

New Drug May Treat Rare Obesity Disorder Causing Constant Hunger

New Drug May Treat Rare Obesity Disorder Causing Constant Hunger0

WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug spurred substantial weight loss in people with a rare genetic disorder that causes severe obesity because patients feel perpetually hungry. The study included only two patients ...

College Linemen Larger Than Ever, Study Finds

College Linemen Larger Than Ever, Study Finds0

MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Offensive linemen who play college football -- even at small Division III schools -- are getting bigger than ever, a new study shows. Researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston found ...

Obesity More Deadly for Men Than Women: Study

Obesity More Deadly for Men Than Women: Study0

WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is nearly three times more deadly for men than it is for women, new research suggests. In a study of nearly 4 million men and women around the globe, the risk of dying before the age of 70 ...

Weight Loss Might Reduce Cancer Risk: Study

Weight Loss Might Reduce Cancer Risk: Study0

THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight and obese women who lose weight may lower their odds of developing cancer as their levels of cancer-linked proteins drop, a new study suggests. These proteins -- VEGF, PAI-1 and PEDF -- ...

Health Tip: Measure Your Waist Circumference

Health Tip: Measure Your Waist Circumference0

(HealthDay News) -- A large belly is more likely to put you at risk for health problems. So measure your waist to help gauge your health. The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute advises: Stand up while measuring your waist ...

Health Tip: Logging What You Eat

Health Tip: Logging What You Eat0

(HealthDay News) -- If you want to watch your weight, make sure you've got an accurate assessment of what you're putting into your mouth each day. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders suggests: Write down ...

Health Tip: Evaluating Your Environment

Health Tip: Evaluating Your Environment0

(HealthDay News) -- If you're trying to lose weight, evaluate your environment to figure out how it affects your choices and habits. The American Diabetes association advises: Consider whether you regularly eat in front of the TV, where ...

Could Reducing Your Stress Levels Help You Lose Weight?

Could Reducing Your Stress Levels Help You Lose Weight?0

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research may help explain how stress reduces your ability to lose weight. In tests with cells and mice, University of Florida researchers found that chronic stress triggers production of ...

Obesity Surgery Patients May Often Have Mental Health Disorders

Obesity Surgery Patients May Often Have Mental Health Disorders0

TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many people having surgery for severe obesity also have mental health conditions, particularly depression and binge-eating disorder, a new review finds. The analysis of 68 studies found that almost ...

Scientists Identify Sugar-Busting Enzyme in Rats

Scientists Identify Sugar-Busting Enzyme in Rats0

MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've identified an enzyme in rats that might dampen the toxic effects of excess sugar on cells and may someday point to treatments for obesity and type 2 diabetes in humans. At issue: ...

Many Disney-Goers Happy to Skip the Fries

Many Disney-Goers Happy to Skip the Fries0

FRIDAY, Jan. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Kids at Walt Disney World are taking advantage of healthier foods and drinks, new research finds. A study of 145 restaurants at the Orlando, Fla., theme park revealed that about 50 percent of consumers ...

Are We Programmed to Overeat in Winter?

Are We Programmed to Overeat in Winter?0

SATURDAY, Jan. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- You can blame evolution for your tendency to overeat during the winter, and for the likely failure of your New Year's resolution to lose weight, researchers report. Humans developed a natural urge to ...

When and Where of Weight-Loss Surgery May Affect Vitamin D Levels

When and Where of Weight-Loss Surgery May Affect Vitamin D Levels0

MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery is associated with low vitamin D levels, but new research suggests seasonal changes in sun exposure may play a role in this complication. A Johns Hopkins study involving more than ...

Health Tip: Watching Calories

Health Tip: Watching Calories0

(HealthDay News) -- Most people know the importance of counting calories, but there are other eating factors to note. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains: Low-fat and fat-free foods are not necessarily low in ...

Being 'Fat But Fit' Won't Cut Your Risk of Premature Death

Being 'Fat But Fit' Won't Cut Your Risk of Premature Death0

MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research seems to contradict the idea that people might escape the health hazards associated with obesity if they're "fat but fit." The new study suggests that the health benefits of physical ...

Health Tip: Don't Pack on Pounds During Holidays

Health Tip: Don't Pack on Pounds During Holidays0

(HealthDay News) -- If your pants always seem to be more snug after the holidays, you're not alone. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says Americans gain an average of one to two pounds from all that festive eating. Here are the Academy's ...

How Much Weight Must You Lose Before Others Notice?

How Much Weight Must You Lose Before Others Notice?0

MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- You've dieted and exercised for months, and finally the pounds are falling away. So, when do people start noticing the difference in your face? Canadian researchers believe they've found ...

Obesity Linked to More Severe Bone, Joint Injuries

Obesity Linked to More Severe Bone, Joint Injuries0

FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity complicates the treatment of broken bones and other major joint injuries, a new study suggests. "Overall, this study found an association between obesity and increased rates of lower-extremity ...

Possible New Weight-Loss Tool: Blocking Stomach Artery

Possible New Weight-Loss Tool: Blocking Stomach Artery0

TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A technique already used in the emergency room may have new potential as a minimally invasive treatment for morbid obesity, preliminary findings suggest. The procedure, called gastric artery ...

Fat and Fats Quiz: Test Your Diet IQ

Fat and Fats Quiz: Test Your Diet IQ0

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Do Men 'Eat to Impress' When a Woman's Around?

Do Men 'Eat to Impress' When a Woman's Around?0

THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ladies, if guys always seem to be going for second helpings on dates, you're not imagining things. A new study suggests that men consume much more food when they dine with women, likely because ...

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Adult Obesity Still Growing in U.S., Youth Rates Hold Steady: CDC

Adult Obesity Still Growing in U.S., Youth Rates Hold Steady: CDC0

THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although obesity rates continued to climb among U.S. adults over the past decade, they stabilized for children and teens, federal health officials reported Thursday. More than 36 percent of adults and ...

Belly Fat Is Bad, Even at a Normal Weight

Belly Fat Is Bad, Even at a Normal Weight0

MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Can belly fat be a problem even for people who aren't overweight? New research says yes, excess weight around the middle boosts the risk of premature death even for people considered normal ...

Could the 'Stress Hormone' Affect Weight and Memory?

Could the 'Stress Hormone' Affect Weight and Memory?0

By Matt McMillen Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD Nov. 9, 2015 -- Although cortisol is known as the "stress hormone," researchers suspect it plays a much larger role in our health. A recent study, for example, ...

Weight-Loss Surgery May Bring Long-Term Benefits to Very Obese Teens

Weight-Loss Surgery May Bring Long-Term Benefits to Very Obese Teens0

The study of extremely obese teens found that, three years after either gastric bypass surgery or a procedure called sleeve gastrectomy, the average patient had lost 27 percent of his or her original weight. What's more, many also showed ...

'Balloon-in-a-Pill' May Be New Weight-Loss Weapon

'Balloon-in-a-Pill' May Be New Weight-Loss Weapon0

THURSDAY, Nov. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Could losing weight ever be as easy as swallowing a pill? Preliminary research suggests the answer may very well be yes. Testing is underway to assess the potential of a gastric balloon that's packed ...

Your DNA May Explain High-Calorie Food Cravings

Your DNA May Explain High-Calorie Food Cravings0

THURSDAY, Nov. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Can't resist high-fat, sugary foods? Your genetic makeup may be to blame. Researchers say they've identified a pair of genetic variants that interact to boost the brain's reward responses to foods high ...

Don't Even Talk About It: 'Food Words' Can Make You Overeat

Don't Even Talk About It: 'Food Words' Can Make You Overeat0

THURSDAY, Nov. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Certain food words can interact with stress and genetics to trigger unhealthy eating, two new studies suggest. The findings were presented this week at Obesity Week, a meeting in Los Angeles hosted by ...

Could Brain Stimulation Be a Way to Weight Loss?

Could Brain Stimulation Be a Way to Weight Loss?0

FRIDAY, Nov. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Electrical stimulation of the brain might hold potential as a weapon against obesity, a small study suggests. The U.S. National Institutes of Health study found that stimulating the brain's prefrontal ...

Weight-Loss Surgery Often Brings Less Painful Joints: Study

Weight-Loss Surgery Often Brings Less Painful Joints: Study0

"In particular, walking is easier, which impacts patients' ability to adopt a more physically active lifestyle," lead researcher Wendy King said in a news release from the ObesityWeek meeting. Weight-loss surgery isn't a "magic bullet" for ...

Count Bites, Subtract the Pounds

Count Bites, Subtract the Pounds0

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Counting your bites of food could help you lose weight, a small study suggests. Researchers asked 61 volunteers to tally the number of bites they took each day and pledge to take 20 percent to 30 ...

Secret to Staying Slim May Be as Close as Your Fruit Bowl

Secret to Staying Slim May Be as Close as Your Fruit Bowl0

TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The food sitting out on your kitchen counter offers clues about your weight, a new study reveals. Cornell University researchers photographed kitchen counters in more than 200 American homes and then ...

Study Refutes Notion That Obese Fare Better Against Chronic Ills

Study Refutes Notion That Obese Fare Better Against Chronic Ills0

THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientific debate continues to simmer over the so-called "obesity paradox" -- the apparent ability of obese or overweight people to better withstand chronic illnesses, such as diabetes or heart disease, and ...

Being Mindful May Guard Against Belly Fat

Being Mindful May Guard Against Belly Fat0

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Being self-aware may help reduce your risk of obesity, a new study contends. Researchers looked at more than 400 people in New England and found that those with higher levels of what is known as ...

Mediterranean Diet May Keep Your Mind Healthier in Old Age

Mediterranean Diet May Keep Your Mind Healthier in Old Age0

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In news that sounds a bit like it came straight from a sci-fi thriller, researchers say that eating too much meat might shrink your brain. On the flip side, however, eating healthy foods from the ...

The Macrobiotic Diet

The Macrobiotic Diet0

Macrobiotic diets combine the concepts of Buddhist spirituality and certain dietary principles with the goal of balancing spiritual and physical wellness. Macrobiotic diets aim to avoid the "toxins" that come from eating dairy products, meats, and ...

The China Study

The China Study0

A few weeks ago, a doctor who works at the same hospital where I practice came by to say hello, and I noticed he had lost some weight. When I inquired about his weight loss, he said that he had decided to do something to get rid of the extra pounds, ...

Healthy Eaters Don't Trust Overweight Bloggers, Study Finds

Healthy Eaters Don't Trust Overweight Bloggers, Study Finds0

FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight bloggers aren't considered reliable by people seeking advice about healthy eating, a new study finds. The study included 230 volunteers who were shown blogs that included photos of the same ...

sibutramine (Meridia)

sibutramine (Meridia)0

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Sibutramine is a medication that assists with weight-loss by altering neurotransmitters within the brain. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that are produced and released by nerves in order to communicate with other nerves. ...

Suicide Risk May Rise for Some After Weight-Loss Surgery

Suicide Risk May Rise for Some After Weight-Loss Surgery0

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Troubled people who have weight-loss surgery are more likely to attempt suicide following the procedure, a new study suggests. These patients were about 50 percent more likely to try to take their own ...

Dieters: Don't Replace Saturated Fats With Processed Carbs

Dieters: Don't Replace Saturated Fats With Processed Carbs0

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When trimming saturated fat from your diet, subbing in whole-grain foods helps your heart, but turning to white bread doesn't, a new study shows. "This is very important stuff," said Dr. Robert Vogel, ...

Obese People Fall Into 6 Groups: Study

Obese People Fall Into 6 Groups: Study0

By Peter Russell Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD April 20, 2015 -- A one-size-fits-all approach to treating obesity doesn't work because obese people fall into one of six groups, a study says. Researchers at the ...

Untested Stimulant Still in Dietary Supplements

Untested Stimulant Still in Dietary Supplements0

By Brenda Goodman, MA Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD April 7, 2015 -- Researchers are warning consumers to avoid dietary supplements labeled as having the active ingredient Acacia rigidula. The ...

Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig Beat Other Commercial Diet Plans, Study Finds

Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig Beat Other Commercial Diet Plans, Study Finds0

MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many people turn to commercial weight-loss programs to help them shed excess pounds, but there's surprisingly little scientific evidence to show whether or not these plans can help keep weight off for the ...

Doctor's Advice May Help Prompt Weight Loss

Doctor's Advice May Help Prompt Weight Loss0

FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight people may lose more weight if their doctor tells them to, a new study finds. University of Georgia researchers examined data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and ...

Health Tip: Monitoring Your Weight

Health Tip: Monitoring Your Weight0

(HealthDay News) -- Even if you've successfully lost weight, a few slip-ups here and there may put you on a road back to weight gain. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests how to monitor your weight: Weigh yourself ...

Health Tip: Evaluating a Weight-Loss Program

Health Tip: Evaluating a Weight-Loss Program0

(HealthDay News) -- While a weight-loss program can help you shed pounds, it's important to make sure the program is safe and effective. The Weight-control Information Network suggests these questions: Are classes or individual counseling ...

L.A. Law Curbing Fast Food Didn't Cut Obesity Rates: Study

L.A. Law Curbing Fast Food Didn't Cut Obesity Rates: Study0

THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A Los Angeles law that restricts the opening of new fast food restaurants in poor areas has not lowered obesity rates among people who live in those neighborhoods, a new study finds. "The South Los ...

Diet Sodas Linked to Widening Waistlines in Seniors: Study

Diet Sodas Linked to Widening Waistlines in Seniors: Study0

TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study has linked drinking diet sodas to increasing waistlines in seniors. What's more, the study found that the more diet soda someone drank, the more likely they were to add to their ...

Could the 'Love Hormone' Be a Weight-Loss Aid for Men?

Could the 'Love Hormone' Be a Weight-Loss Aid for Men?0

FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research in a small number of men suggests that the "love hormone" oxytocin may reduce appetite, potentially turning it into a tool for weight loss. The new study tested a synthetic nasal ...

Mouse Study Points to Potential Weight-Loss Agent

Mouse Study Points to Potential Weight-Loss Agent0

THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A molecule found in certain tree leaves helped female mice avoid weight gain, a new study claims. The molecule is found in the leaves of several types of trees in Central and South America. It binds ...

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