How Drinking Diet Soda Could Increase Belly Fat

March 17, 2015

A new study has linked drinking diet sodas to increasing waistlines in seniors, and the more diet soda someone drank, the more likely they were to add to their waistline.


Tackling Obesity May Ease a Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat

March 16, 2015

MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There’s good news for people who are obese and have atrial fibrillation, a common form of irregular heartbeat: Losing weight may help restore healthy heart rhythm.
That’s the finding from a new Australian study involving 355 obese people with atrial fibrillation. Researchers led by cardiologist Dr. Rajeev Pathak, of […]


The Nose Spray That Can Help Men Eat Less

March 9, 2015

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.


Gut Germs May Influence Success of Weight Loss Surgery

March 5, 2015

THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — How many pounds someone loses after weight-loss surgery is linked to the types of germs they have in their gut, new research suggests.
The study found that higher levels of certain microbes — specifically those that produce methane — may translate to slightly less weight loss. These germs are […]


Any Exercise Is Good, But Higher-Intensity May Be Better

March 2, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — For people who are obese and sedentary, any exercise can help trim belly fat, but it may take a bit more effort to get other health benefits, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that when they got middle-aged, obese adults regularly moving — even with a […]


Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Some Pregnancy Complications, Raise Others

February 25, 2015

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — After undergoing weight-loss surgery, women are significantly less prone to diabetes during pregnancy but twice as likely to deliver smaller-than-normal infants, a new study suggests.
Swedish scientists found that weight-loss (or “bariatric”) surgery before pregnancy lowers the chances of certain complications for mothers and babies but […]


Why Eating More of This One Food Can Help You Lose Weight

February 17, 2015

People who only added more of THIS food to their otherwise normal diet were still able to slim down.


Residential Treatment Program Helps Obese Kids Lose Weight, Study Finds

February 9, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Extremely obese kids in an intensive 10-month residential treatment program lost more weight than their counterparts, and appeared to reverse artery damage that could lead to clogged arteries and heart disease, according to a new study from Belgium.
The obese children in the intervention program […]


Less Commonly Used Obesity Surgery Tied to More Weight Loss

February 5, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A less-popular type of weight loss surgery might actually lead to more weight loss than gastric bypass — the currently favored form of obesity surgery. But, the trade-off seems to be more complications, new research suggests.
A small comparative analysis found that a procedure called biliopancreatic […]


Weight Gain or Loss Linked to Fracture Risk in Older Women

January 28, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The risk of broken bones increases with both weight gain and loss in older women, according to a new study.
These findings challenge the widely held belief that weight gain protects older women against fractures, the researchers said.
The study included data from more than 120,000 healthy postmenopausal women in […]




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