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Social Networking Sites Can Help Obese Lose Weight: Study

September 17, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Social networking sites can help people lose weight, according to a new study.
For people who are obese, sites like Twitter and Facebook can be an inexpensive and convenient source of support from doctors as well as peers, researchers found.
“One advantage of using social media over other methods is [...]


Major U.S. Food Makers Cut 6.4 Trillion Calories From Products: Report

September 17, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Sixteen major food and beverage companies have made good on their pledge to cut calories in their U.S. products, a new report finds.
The companies, acting together through the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, pledged to remove 1 trillion calories from the market between 2007 and 2012 [...]


More Than Half of Americans Have Dangerous Belly Fat

September 17, 2014

Americans’ belt size continues to inch up, and women’s waistlines are widening faster than men’s, according to new government research.


Traffic Pollution Linked to Higher Levels of Obesity Hormone

September 12, 2014

FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Older people exposed to high levels of black carbon — the fine particle air pollution from traffic — may have increased levels of leptin, a hormone linked to obesity, diabetes and heart disease, a new study suggests.
Although the research doesn’t establish a cause-and-effect relationship between black carbon exposure [...]


New Obesity Drug, Contrave, Gets FDA Approval

September 11, 2014

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a new weight-loss drug on Wednesday marks the third time the agency has given its blessing to a new diet medication since 2012.


‘Fat Shaming’ Linked to Weight Gain, Study Says

September 11, 2014

Discrimination against overweight or obese people, commonly known as “fat shaming,” does not help them lose weight and may do more harm than good, according to research from London.


Obese People May Be More Vulnerable to Food Cues Like Smells and Commercials

September 11, 2014

Obese people may be more vulnerable to environmental food cues than thin people because of differences in their brain chemistry, a new study suggests.


Cutting Calories May Ease Sleep Apnea in Obese, Study Finds

September 10, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Cutting calories could improve sleep apnea and lower blood pressure in obese adults, Brazilian researchers report.
Sleep apnea causes pauses in breathing while sleeping and is associated with high blood pressure, heart problems and stroke.
The study included 21 obese people, aged 20 to 55, with sleep apnea. Over a [...]


Obesity Remains Rampant Across America

September 4, 2014

THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — More than 20 states have obesity rates topping one-third of their population, and six states saw a rise in obesity rates last year, according to two new reports on America’s worrisome, widening girth.
The reports released Thursday — one from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, [...]


Nerve Blocking Procedure Fails to Impress in Weight Loss Study

September 2, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A device intended to help with weight loss by blocking a certain nerve linked to appetite and metabolism failed to meet expectations in a trial among obese patients.
Using electric impulses to block the vagus nerve, which runs between the brain and stomach, researchers hoped to [...]



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