Healthy Changes May Be Easier When Partners Make Them at the Same Time

January 20, 2015

Men and women who want to stop smoking, get active and lose weight are much more likely to meet with success if their partner also adopts the same healthy habits, according to new research.

For Pastors, It’s Easy to Pack on the Pounds

January 14, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Stress, long hours and low pay are among the reasons why more than one-third of clergy in the United States are obese, according to a new study that also identified a number of ways that pastors can reduce their risk of obesity.
Researchers analyzed data on clergy members from […]

Cooler Temps May Boost Calorie-Burning ‘Brown Fat,’ Mouse Study Suggests

January 8, 2015

THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Cold temperatures may raise levels of calorie-burning “brown fat” in your body, a new study conducted with mice suggests.
Unlike white fat, brown fat burns calories instead of storing them, and some studies have shown that brown fat has beneficial effects on glucose (blood sugar) tolerance, fat metabolism and […]

Despite Resolutions, Food Bills Go Up After New Year’s

January 7, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — So New Year’s Day has come and gone, leaving millions with resolutions to finally shed some pounds.
However, a new study finds that Americans actually buy more food and more total calories during the days after the holiday season than they do during the holidays.
A team led by Lizzy […]

Drug for Bladder Problems May Help Control Weight, Too

January 6, 2015

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A drug already used to treat overactive bladder may also someday help control weight by boosting the metabolic powers of brown fat, a small study suggests.
While white fat stores energy, brown fat burns energy to generate body heat. In the process, it can help maintain […]

Overweight Teens Who Lose Weight for Health More Likely to Succeed: Study

January 5, 2015

MONDAY, Jan. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Overweight teens trying to lose weight for their own well-being are more likely to succeed than those who do it to impress or please others, according to a new study.
Researchers at Brigham Young University (BYU) said parents should help their children focus on their health, rather than social […]

Defective Hormone Linked to Chronic Obesity in Baby

December 31, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A small number of extremely obese people may be fat because their bodies produce a malfunctioning form of the appetite-controlling hormone leptin.
That’s the conclusion of a case study that appears in the Jan. 1 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
The researchers base this […]

Many Consumers Misled About Bogus Weight-Loss Supplements, Survey Says

December 30, 2014

TUESDAY, Dec. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Think a pill you saw advertised on the Internet can miraculously help you shed unwanted pounds? You’re not alone: A new Consumer Reports survey finds many Americans are misinformed about the quality and effectiveness of these supplements.
“The barrage of advertising leads us to think there’s a magic […]

Keeping That Weight Loss Resolution

December 28, 2014

SUNDAY, Dec. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — If you’re one of the many Americans who plan to lose weight next year, there are a number of things you can do to improve your chances of success, an expert says.
“It should be clear by now that there is no one diet that works for everyone,” Jill […]

FDA Approves New Weight-Loss Drug

December 24, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new, injectable weight-loss drug has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The agency on Tuesday approved Saxenda (liraglutide) for adults who are obese or for those who are overweight and have at least one weight-related health condition, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes […]



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