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All About the Newest Weight Loss Drug

July 2, 2015

The injectable drug Saxenda may be a helpful tool in the battle against excess weight and obesity, a new study suggests.

Weight-Loss Surgery May Beat Diet, Exercise as Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

July 1, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In a small study of obese patients, weight-loss surgery was better at keeping type 2 diabetes at bay than diet and exercise alone, researchers report.
In fact, three years after weight-loss surgery, more than two-thirds of those who had a procedure called Roux-en-Y gastric […]

Obese Teens Less Likely to Use Birth Control

July 1, 2015

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Sexually active teenage girls who are obese are less likely to use birth control than teens who aren’t overweight, a new study reports.
What’s more, those overweight teens who do use some form of contraception are less likely than their normal-weight peers to use it regularly, the researchers said. […]

Surging Food Supply Linked to Global Obesity Epidemic

July 1, 2015

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The global obesity epidemic is linked to an oversupply of food available for human consumption, a new study suggests.
There are enough extra calories available to explain the weight gain reported in many countries around the world, the researchers found.
“Much of the increase in available calories over the decades […]

Losing Weight May Ease Asthma in Obese People

June 26, 2015

FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Losing weight may help reduce asthma severity in obese adults, a new Canadian study finds.
“We were pleased to see significant improvement in asthma symptoms, as well as quality of life for these individuals. This study further supports the need to manage [chronic disorders] to improve patient lives,” said […]

Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Ease Incontinence: Study

June 26, 2015

FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery may also help ease urinary incontinence in the long term, a new study suggests.
Obesity is a key risk factor for urinary incontinence, a distressing condition that causes people to accidentally leak urine. Weight-loss surgery helps obese people shed unwanted pounds. In turn, that weight loss seems […]

Smoking Around Toddlers May Raise Their Obesity Risk

June 24, 2015

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Smoking around your toddler may be just as harmful to your child as smoking during pregnancy, new research suggests.
By age 10, children exposed to secondhand smoke as toddlers tended to have wider waists and a higher body mass index (a calculation of body fat) than their non-exposed peers, […]

Order in Which Food Is Eaten May Affect Type 2 Diabetics’ Blood Sugar

June 23, 2015

TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The order in which obese people with type 2 diabetes eat their food can affect their blood sugar levels, a small study suggests.
The new research found that having protein and vegetables before carbohydrates was linked to lower blood sugar and insulin levels after the meal.
“We’re always looking […]

Could a Microbe in Your Gut Help You Lose Weight?

June 23, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — It’s possible that among the millions of bacteria living in your gut, at least one microbe might change how your body processes food and affect your weight, a small French study suggests.
The microbe — Akkermansia muciniphila — makes up 3 percent to 5 percent of […]

The Simple Trick That Can Help You Keep the Weight Off

June 22, 2015

Checking your weight every day could help you slim down, researchers report.


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