Does Facebook Lead Young Women to Dangerous Diets?

July 27, 2015

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study provides insight into how Facebook use by young women can lead to poor body image and risky dieting.
The study included 128 college-aged women who completed an online survey about their eating habits and their emotional connection to Facebook — such as how much time they […]


Could That Before-Dinner Drink Make You Eat More?

July 17, 2015

Having a drink before dinner really may make some people eat more — by focusing the brain’s attention on food aromas, a small study suggests.


Most Obese People Will Never Reach Normal Weight: Study

July 16, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Weight loss is considered a major health goal for people who are obese, but the reality is that few reach a normal weight or keep any lost pounds off, a new study shows.
In any given year, obese men had a 1-in-210 chance of dropping to […]


More Exercise = More Fat Loss for Older Women, Study Finds

July 16, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Older women who fit more minutes of heart-pumping exercise into their week will lose more body fat, a new study shows.
Canadian researchers found that postmenopausal women who got five hours of moderate-to-vigorous aerobic exercise every week — double the normally recommended amount — lost significantly […]


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 […]




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