Foods That Help Keep the Pounds Off as You Age

April 23, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new look at what kinds of foods might help people keep their weight in check as they age found that not all calories are created equal and some foods are not as bad for the middle-aged waistline as many believe.
While men and women who […]


Migraine Drug May Up Risk of Eating Disorders in Some Teens

April 9, 2015

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new report has linked a migraine medication to increased odds of eating disorders in some teens.
The drug in question is called topiramate (Topamax). It’s an established migraine drug for adults that was just approved for use in teens in 2014. Appetite reduction and […]


Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig Beat Other Commercial Diet Plans, Study Finds

April 6, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many people turn to commercial weight-loss programs to help them shed excess pounds, but there’s surprisingly little scientific evidence to show whether or not these plans can help keep weight off for the long-term, a new report reveals.
Only two out of 32 major commercial weight-loss […]


Doctor’s Advice May Help Prompt Weight Loss

April 3, 2015

FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Overweight people may lose more weight if their doctor tells them to, a new study finds.
University of Georgia researchers examined data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and found that a doctor’s recommendation was associated with a 10-pound weight loss among women and a 12-pound […]


Weight-Loss Surgery Might Reduce Serious Asthma Flare-Ups

March 27, 2015

By Nina FlanaganHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In obese people with asthma, weight-loss surgery has been linked to a significant reduction in serious asthma flare-ups, new research suggests.
“We found that risk of an emergency department visit or hospitalization for asthma exacerbation decreased by half after bariatric [weight-loss] surgery and remained significantly lower […]


How Drinking Diet Soda Could Increase Belly Fat

March 17, 2015

A new study has linked drinking diet sodas to increasing waistlines in seniors, and the more diet soda someone drank, the more likely they were to add to their waistline.


Tackling Obesity May Ease a Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat

March 16, 2015

MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There’s good news for people who are obese and have atrial fibrillation, a common form of irregular heartbeat: Losing weight may help restore healthy heart rhythm.
That’s the finding from a new Australian study involving 355 obese people with atrial fibrillation. Researchers led by cardiologist Dr. Rajeev Pathak, of […]


The Nose Spray That Can Help Men Eat Less

March 9, 2015

Preliminary research in a small number of men suggests that the “love hormone” oxytocin may reduce appetite, potentially turning it into a tool for weight loss.


Gut Germs May Influence Success of Weight Loss Surgery

March 5, 2015

THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — How many pounds someone loses after weight-loss surgery is linked to the types of germs they have in their gut, new research suggests.
The study found that higher levels of certain microbes — specifically those that produce methane — may translate to slightly less weight loss. These germs are […]


Any Exercise Is Good, But Higher-Intensity May Be Better

March 2, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — For people who are obese and sedentary, any exercise can help trim belly fat, but it may take a bit more effort to get other health benefits, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that when they got middle-aged, obese adults regularly moving — even with a […]




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