Weight Loss Starting at Midlife Tied to Later Dementia Risk in Study

February 1, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Declining weight from middle-age years to late life may be a sign of impending dementia, a new Mayo Clinic study suggests.
People who lose weight over decades appear to have an increased risk for losing memory and thinking skills — called mild cognitive impairment — which […]

How Weight Loss Surgery May Affect Your Marriage

February 1, 2016

Married people shed fewer pounds than singles after weight-loss surgery, and some marriages deteriorate after the operation.

Here’s Why More Exercise Won’t Help You Lose More Weight

January 29, 2016

That daily 5-mile run may not be burning as many calories as you think, a new study suggests.

These Are the Fruits and Veggies That Will Keep You From Gaining Weight, According to Science

January 28, 2016

Eating fruits and vegetables that have high levels of substances called flavonoids may help a bit with weight control over time, a new study suggests.

Majority of Americans Wants Medicare to Cover Obesity Treatments

January 22, 2016

FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Most Americans believe Medicare should cover approved medicines to treat obesity, a new survey shows.
“Public policy and society seldom associate obesity with advanced age,” James Appleby, chief executive officer of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), said in a news release from the organization.
“But recent research has shown […]

Supermarkets Nearby May Help Kids Lose Some Weight: Study

January 21, 2016

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Maybe living close to a large supermarket can help obese children slim down, new research suggests.
“Children enrolled in an obesity intervention program who lived closer to a supermarket decreased their body mass index (BMI) and increased their fruit and vegetable intake,” said Dr. Lauren Fiechtner, […]

Could Reducing Your Stress Levels Help You Lose Weight?

January 13, 2016

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Preliminary research may help explain how stress reduces your ability to lose weight.
In tests with cells and mice, University of Florida researchers found that chronic stress triggers production of a protein called betatrophin, which inhibits an enzyme involved in burning fat.
“Betatrophin reduces the body’s ability to break down […]

Obesity Surgery Patients May Often Have Mental Health Disorders

January 12, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Many people having surgery for severe obesity also have mental health conditions, particularly depression and binge-eating disorder, a new review finds.
The analysis of 68 studies found that almost one-quarter of obesity surgery candidates had a mood-related disorder, usually depression. Another 17 percent had binge-eating disorder, […]

Early Weight Loss With Parkinson’s May Be a Red Flag

January 11, 2016

MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People who lose weight in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease may have a more serious form of the movement disorder, according to a new study.
Parkinson’s is a chronic and progressive disease marked by tremors, impaired coordination, and slowness and/or stiffness. The cause and cure are unknown.
Weight loss […]

Gradual Decline in Soda’s Sugar Content Might Help Curb Obesity

January 7, 2016

THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Gradually reducing the amount of sugar in sweetened beverages could lead to major declines in obesity and diabetes, a new study suggests.
Researchers calculated what would happen in the United Kingdom with a 40 percent reduction in sugar content in sugar-sweetened drinks — including fruit juices — over five […]



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