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All About the Weight Loss ‘Balloon’ The FDA Just Approved

July 30, 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a temporary, implanted balloon device for weight loss may have many wondering how — and how well — it works.


FDA Approves ‘Belly Balloon’ Device for Weight Loss

July 29, 2015

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Obese Americans struggling to shed pounds have a new weight-loss option: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a temporary, implanted balloon device to treat obesity.
The ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System (ReShape Dual Balloon) works by taking up space in the stomach and causing a […]


Heart Disease, Alzheimer’s Linked by Common Risk Factors

July 28, 2015

TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Some risk factors for heart disease may also be linked with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, a new study reports.
“We already know that vascular risk factors damage the brain and can result in cognitive [mental] impairment,” study lead author Dr. Kevin King said in a news release […]


Low Birth Weight Tied to Higher Type 2 Diabetes Risk Decades Later

July 21, 2015

TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Your risk for type 2 diabetes might be affected by both your birth weight and your lifestyle, a new study suggests.
“We found that both low birth weight and unhealthy lifestyle were associated with a significantly higher risk of type 2 diabetes,” study leader Dr. Lu Qi, associate […]


Time Spent Sitting May Not Affect Diet, Study Suggests

July 17, 2015

FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many people would assume that spending more time sitting at home or work might have a negative impact on a person’s diet, but a new study shows no such effect.
Researchers led by Dr. Kerem Shuval of the American Cancer Society looked at the habits of more than 4,900 […]


Many Obese Teens Don’t Think They’re Fat, Study Shows

July 17, 2015

FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A growing number of overweight and obese American teens don’t think they have a weight problem, a new study shows.
The finding is cause for concern because people have to admit they have a weight issue before they take action, the researchers noted.
“Becoming conscious of one’s excess weight is […]


Most Obese People Will Never Reach Normal Weight: Study

July 16, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Weight loss is considered a major health goal for people who are obese, but the reality is that few reach a normal weight or keep any lost pounds off, a new study shows.
In any given year, obese men had a 1-in-210 chance of dropping to […]


Childhood Stress May Spur Weight Gain in Women

July 16, 2015

THURSDAY, July 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Childhood stress appears to play a significant role in some women’s weight gain, a new study suggests.
Stress during adulthood does not affect women’s weight gain, the researchers found. And neither childhood nor adult stress is associated with weight gain in men.
Childhood may be a critical time for establishing […]


Fat Cavefish Give Clues to Obesity in People: Study

July 13, 2015

MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A species of fat, binge-eating fish share a specific gene mutation with some obese people who are constantly hungry, a new study shows.
The finding could improve understanding about the link between obesity and health, the researchers said.
They discovered the mutation in the MC4R gene of Mexican cavefish, which […]


Seriously? 90% of Americans STILL Aren’t Eating Enough Fruits and Veggies

July 10, 2015

Only about one in every 10 Americans eats enough fruits and vegetables, a new government report shows.



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