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 […]

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 […]

Weight-Loss Surgery Can Bring Couples Closer, Small Study Finds

June 16, 2015

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Couples who view the weight-loss surgery of one partner as a joint effort often say they feel closer as a result, a new study suggests.
While much research has been done on the health benefits of such surgery, less attention has been given to its effect […]

Dieters May Lose Fewer Pounds When They Choose Their Weight-Loss Plan

June 15, 2015

By Carrie MyersHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Choosing which diet you like best may not mean you’ll lose more weight.
In fact, picking a weight-loss plan based on your food preferences might backfire and lead to less weight loss, new research suggests.
After comparing two groups, one in which dieters could choose one of […]

Certain Diabetes Drugs May Aid Weight Loss by Curbing Cravings

June 9, 2015

TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A class of drugs used to treat diabetes also appears to help patients lose weight by changing how the brain responds to food, a new study suggests.
Researchers have been trying to learn how gut-hormone based medications called GLP-1 receptor agonists also help people with type 2 diabetes shed […]

Vegan Diet Might Ease Diabetic Nerve Pain

May 27, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A vegan diet might help people with diabetes-related nerve damage shed weight and find some pain relief, a small pilot study suggests.
Vegan diets are free of all animal products, including eggs and dairy. Instead, people get their protein, fat and all other nutrients from foods […]

Can’t Lose Weight? Yes, Your Metabolism Might Be to Blame

May 12, 2015

A new study confirms what many frustrated dieters already suspect: Your metabolism might make it tougher for you to lose weight than others.

Biking, Walking to Work Can Help Shed Pounds

May 8, 2015

FRIDAY, May 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Leaving your car at home and cycling, walking or using public transit to get to work could help you lose weight, according to a new study.
The research included 4,000 British people who were surveyed three times between 2004 and 2007, about their usual way of traveling to and […]

High-Protein Diet May Be Dangerous for Those at Risk of Heart Disease

May 8, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, May 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A high-protein diet may backfire for people at risk for heart disease — increasing the likelihood of weight gain and early death, a new study suggests.
Replacing carbohydrates and fats with protein is touted as a quick way to weight loss. But this long-term Spanish study […]



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