Study Compares 2 Common Weight-Loss Surgeries

October 30, 2014

THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A comparison of two of the most common types of weight loss surgery found that laparoscopic gastric bypass helped patients shed more excess pounds than adjustable gastric banding, but carried a higher risk of short-term complications and long-term hospitalizations.
Gastric-bypass surgery makes the stomach smaller and reroutes the small [...]

Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risk of Severe Headaches, Scientists Report

October 22, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — After weight-loss surgery, some patients may be at risk for developing severe headaches, a new study suggests.
In a small number of people, the surgery was associated with a condition known as spontaneous intracranial hypotension — or low blood pressure in the brain. The condition can [...]

Dieters May Be Thwarted by Absence of Healthy Foods

October 18, 2014

SATURDAY, Oct. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Even determined dieters can fail if they don’t have a good selection of healthy foods nearby, researchers say.
Their new study included 240 obese people. All of the participants had metabolic syndrome (a combination of risk factors that increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes). And, all [...]

Frequent Dining Out Might Widen Your Waistline, Study Finds

October 17, 2014

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Love to dine out? You could be at higher risk for becoming overweight and having poorer cholesterol levels than people who prefer to eat at home, a new study suggests.
Researchers led by Ashima Kant of Queens College, City University of New York, analyzed data from more than 8,300 [...]

Is ‘Slow and Steady’ Weight Loss Really the Best Approach?

October 15, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An Australian study throws doubt on the notion that a more gradual approach to weight loss is always the most effective route to take.
The study also found that whether you opt for a “crash” diet or something a bit slower, the rate at which you shed excess pounds [...]

Healthy Lifestyle Choices May Cut Women’s Stroke Risk

October 8, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who follow five healthy habits can cut their stroke risk in half, new research suggests.
After being followed an average of 10 years, women who ate a healthy diet, drank alcohol moderately, never smoked, remained physically active and had a healthy body weight were [...]

Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Always Help With Depression

October 6, 2014

While most severely obese people get a mood boost after weight-loss surgery, some may have a recurrence of depression symptoms months after they have the procedure, a new study finds.

Steep Drops in Weight May Raise Risks After Body-Contour Surgeries

October 4, 2014

SATURDAY, Oct. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — While the big loss in excess pounds that follows weight-loss surgery is a boon in many ways, there may be a downside.
A new study finds that people who lost the most weight were also at highest risk for complications in subsequent body-contouring procedures.
Body-contouring surgeries involve the removal of [...]

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 [...]

‘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.


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