Many Parents Put ‘Food Pressure’ on Their Kids, Study Finds

August 25, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New research finds that parents of overweight kids are more likely to restrict their children’s food intake — a potentially bad idea — if they themselves are carrying extra pounds.
By contrast, mothers and fathers are more likely to pressure their kids to eat more when […]


How Eating On-the-Go Can Wreck Your Diet

August 21, 2015

Eating “on the go” may thwart people who are watching their weight, new research suggests.


Weight Loss Fights Liver Condition, No Matter How It’s Done

August 21, 2015

FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Weight loss can improve liver health of obese or overweight people, whether excess pounds are shed through lifestyle changes or weight-loss surgery, a pair of studies finds.
Both studies involved people with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), an aggressive disease characterized by fat in the liver. It affects 2 percent […]


Doctor’s Support Boosts Weight Loss, Study Shows

August 21, 2015

FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Doctors play an important role in helping people lose weight, a new study finds.
Weight loss was double on average for obese patients who felt they had the most helpful doctors compared to those who felt their doctors were less helpful, researchers said.
The study involved 347 obese people who […]


Eating on the Run Might Mean Eating More Later

August 20, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Eating “on the go” may thwart people who are watching their weight, new research suggests.
The study, involving three groups each with 20 women, tested the effects of various forms of “distracted” snacking — eating while walking, watching TV or having a conversation. It found that […]


Weight Loss While You Relax? Mouse Study Hints It Could Happen

August 19, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Fat-burning that leads to weight loss while you sleep or relax sounds like a promise from a quack fad diet, but new genetic research into the causes of obesity suggests it might be possible.
Researchers have found a genetic “switch” inside fat cells that can speed […]


Could Your Smartphone Help Boost Your Heart Health?

August 13, 2015

THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Smartphones could become a high-tech tool to help boost heart health, experts say.
The apps and wearable sensors on many cellphones can track exercise, activity and heart rates, and while evidence of their effectiveness in reducing risk factors for heart disease and stroke is limited, they could prove […]


Low-Fat May Beat Low-Carb Diet for Trimming Body Fat: Study

August 13, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to slimming down, a diet low in fat seems to beat a diet low in carbohydrates for body fat loss, new research suggests.
The finding stems from a small U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) investigation that tracked each approach to weight loss […]


Calorie Burn Boost May Be Weight-Loss Surgery’s Secret

August 11, 2015

TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In a finding that may help to explain why weight loss can be sustained after gastric bypass surgery, scientists report that the procedure boosts the amount of calories that people burn while eating a meal.
“Parts of the small intestine become more active and require additional nutrition after […]


Weight Loss Surgery May Boost Teens’ Mental Health

August 5, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Weight loss surgery may improve obese teens’ mental health, a new study finds.
The research included 88 severely obese Swedish teens who had the weight-loss surgery known as gastric bypass. They were between the ages of 13 and 18. Researchers followed up with the teens for two years […]




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