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 […]


Why Do More Women Than Men Have Weight-Loss Surgery?

May 6, 2015

Eighty percent of weight-loss surgery patients in the United States are women, and new research suggests why obese women might feel more compelled to have weight-loss surgery than their male counterparts do.


3 Steps May Boost Healthier Eating

May 6, 2015

By Carrie MyersHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — To succeed at the diet game, new research suggests a “CAN”-do attitude may be more helpful than relying on willpower or education.
After reviewing more than 100 studies, Cornell University researchers found three things help people choose healthier foods. The food must be convenient (C), attractive […]


3 Steps May Lead to Healthier Eating

May 5, 2015

By Carrie MyersHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — To succeed at the diet game, new research suggests a “CAN”-do attitude may be more helpful than relying on willpower or education.
After reviewing more than 100 studies, Cornell University researchers found three things help people choose healthier foods. The food must be convenient (C), attractive […]


Scientists Pinpoint Brain’s ‘Hunger Circuit’ in Mice

April 28, 2015

TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Working with mice, researchers have identified a group of brain cells involved in feelings of hunger, appetite and eating.
The researchers found that this group of brain cells — neurons — promotes fullness and removes uncomfortable feelings of hunger, even in mice that haven’t eaten. These findings, the researchers […]


Foods That Help Keep the Pounds Off as You Age

April 23, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new look at what kinds of foods might help people keep their weight in check as they age found that not all calories are created equal and some foods are not as bad for the middle-aged waistline as many believe.
While men and women who […]


Migraine Drug May Up Risk of Eating Disorders in Some Teens

April 9, 2015

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new report has linked a migraine medication to increased odds of eating disorders in some teens.
The drug in question is called topiramate (Topamax). It’s an established migraine drug for adults that was just approved for use in teens in 2014. Appetite reduction and […]


Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig Beat Other Commercial Diet Plans, Study Finds

April 6, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many people turn to commercial weight-loss programs to help them shed excess pounds, but there’s surprisingly little scientific evidence to show whether or not these plans can help keep weight off for the long-term, a new report reveals.
Only two out of 32 major commercial weight-loss […]




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