Exercise, Diet May Be Key to Beating a Common Irregular Heartbeat

December 12, 2014

FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Atrial fibrillation is a potentially dangerous form of irregular heartbeat for older Americans. However, a new study suggests healthy changes in eating and exercise habits can help ease the condition.
According to the Australian researchers, atrial fibrillation is the most common cause of irregular heartbeat, and it’s been […]

Exercise After Weight-Loss Surgery Yields Added Health Gains

December 4, 2014

THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery patients gain extra health benefits if they exercise regularly after the procedure, a new study found.
Researchers divided 119 people who had weight-loss surgery into two groups. One group did 120 minutes of moderate exercise a week and attended education sessions on topics such as nutrition, upper-body […]

Vitamins May Help Prevent Eye Problems After Weight-Loss Surgery, Study Finds

December 4, 2014

THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery patients who don’t take prescribed vitamin and mineral supplements could put themselves at risk for vision problems, a new study says.
Digestive system changes caused by the surgery can reduce nutrient absorption from food, the researchers explain in the current issue of the journal Obesity Surgery.
“There is […]

One Reason Calorie-Tracking Apps Might Not Help You Lose Weight

November 18, 2014

Millions of Americans use smartphone apps that help them track how many calories they consume each day, but a new study finds that people who used a popular one after their doctor recommended it did not lose any weight.

3 Popular Diets All Work About the Same, Review Finds

November 12, 2014

There are plenty of famous-name diets for weight loss, but none stands out from the pack when it comes to lasting results, a new review suggests.

Many Docs Fail to Counsel Young Adults With High Blood Pressure

November 10, 2014

MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Only one in two young American adults with high blood pressure gets advice from a doctor on lifestyle changes, a new study finds.
Lifestyle changes are critical to helping young adults control their blood pressure, and they cover areas such as exercise, weight loss and healthy eating, the researchers […]

Doctor-Implanted Balloons in Stomach May Spur Weight Loss

November 7, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Nov. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Balloons placed inside the stomach can trigger substantial weight loss without the need for invasive surgery, according to a new clinical trial.
The new device — two connected balloons filled with saline — helped obese people lose twice as much excess weight as others who […]

Weight-Loss Surgery Has Low Complication Rates, Study Finds

November 6, 2014

THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People with type 2 diabetes who undergo a weight-loss procedure called laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery have a low risk for complications or death, according to a new study.
“The perception has been that gastric bypass is a very risky operation, but the reality is, it is as safe, if […]

Dulled Sense of Taste May Boost Weight-Loss Surgery Results

November 5, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Some people can’t taste food as well after undergoing weight-loss surgery, but this side effect may help them shed more weight, new research suggests.
The study included 88 severely obese people, average age 49, who underwent taste tests before and three, six and 12 months after weight-loss surgery.
Eighty-seven percent […]

Weight-Loss Surgery Lowers Type 2 Diabetes Risk, Study Shows

November 2, 2014

SUNDAY, Nov. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery significantly lowers an obese person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, researchers report.
This reduced risk was independent of other factors such as smoking, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, according to the study in the Nov. 3 issue of The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.
“Our results suggest […]



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