SUNDAY, Nov. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Overweight patients treated for a common type of irregular heartbeat are less likely to experience a relapse if they lose the extra pounds and maintain that healthier weight, two new studies suggest.
Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often-rapid heartbeat involving the upper two chambers of the heart […]
THURSDAY, Nov. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Can’t resist high-fat, sugary foods? Your genetic makeup may be to blame.
Researchers say they’ve identified a pair of genetic variants that interact to boost the brain’s reward responses to foods high in fat and sugar.
They believe the findings might lead to new treatments for obesity.
The two genetic variants […]
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery may save health care dollars down the road, a new study suggests.
Researchers report that there was a sharp drop in medical spending by obese patients after they had the so-called “bariatric” procedure.
“The main reduction in costs were related to fewer hospital admissions and clinic visits, and […]
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Aching knee and hip joints may hurt less after successful weight-loss surgery, a new study suggests.
“In particular, walking is easier, which impacts patients’ ability to adopt a more physically active lifestyle,” lead researcher Wendy King said in a news release from the ObesityWeek meeting.
Weight-loss surgery isn’t a […]
MONDAY, Nov. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Calorie labeling on menus has had little effect on the number of calories consumed by people eating at fast-food restaurants in New York City, a new study shows.
The findings suggest that menu calorie information alone is not enough to lower obesity rates, the NYU Langone Medical Center researchers […]
By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Low-fat diets are often promoted as a superior way to lose weight, but they’re no more effective than other types of diets, a new review indicates.
“We found that low-fat diets were not more effective than higher-fat diets for long-term weight loss,” said study leader Deirdre […]
FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Overweight bloggers aren’t considered reliable by people seeking advice about healthy eating, a new study finds.
The study included 230 volunteers who were shown blogs that included photos of the same 10 meals and nutritional information about them, as well as a thumbnail photo of the blog author.
Participants were […]