This Balloon-in-a-Pill May Be a New Way to Lose Weight

May 25, 2016

The balloon system, known as Obalon, helped obese people lose nearly 7 percent of their body weight, according to researchers.

Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Treat Type 2 Diabetes

May 24, 2016

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery quickly improves blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes, and should be recommended or considered as a treatment for certain obese people with diabetes.
That’s the message of a joint statement endorsed by 45 international professional organizations. It appears in the June issue of the […]

Weight Loss Surgery May Boost Good Cholesterol in Obese Boys

May 5, 2016

THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Weight loss surgery could help severely obese teenage boys reduce their risk for heart disease by increasing their levels of “good” cholesterol, a preliminary study suggests.
The surgery also enhances the protective effects of HDL cholesterol, the researchers said.
“We already knew that weight loss surgery improves weight and […]

Cutting Calories Improves Mood and Sex Life, Even If You’re Not Seriously Overweight

May 3, 2016

Dieting might help improve your health, mood, sex drive, and stress levels even if you’re not obese, a new clinical trial reports.

How Important Is Surgeon’s Skill for Weight-Loss Surgery Outcomes?

April 13, 2016

WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A surgeon’s skill level does not seem to have a big impact on long-term outcomes for weight-loss surgery patients, a new study suggests.
However, one weight-loss surgeon disagreed with the study’s conclusion.
Prior research had found an association between surgical skill level and short-term outcomes after a type of weight-loss […]

Does Exercise Help or Hinder Your Diet?

April 12, 2016

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Dieters sometimes worry that workouts could make them hungry, but new research indicates exercise has the opposite effect, diminishing the appetite — at least temporarily.
In two small studies, participants who burned the same number of calories through exercise as those who cut back on food […]

How Mindful Munching Can Help You Shed Pounds

April 7, 2016

Along with diet and exercise, mindful eating may benefit overweight people trying to shed excess pounds, new research suggests.

Weight-Loss Surgery Gets People Moving, Study Shows

April 6, 2016

Weight-loss surgery seems to help ease joint pain and improve mobility in the long run, new research suggests.

Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Control Type 2 Diabetes in Long Run

April 4, 2016

MONDAY, April 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — New research adds to growing evidence that weight-loss surgery helps patients with type 2 diabetes lower their blood sugar levels for at least five years.
“Left unchecked, diabetes can lead to kidney failure, blindness and limb amputation,” study co-author Dr. Sangeeta Kashyap, an endocrinologist at the Cleveland Clinic’s Endocrinology […]

‘Love Hormone’ Nasal Spray Might Help People Lose Weight

April 4, 2016

In spray form, the “love hormone” oxytocin might aid weight loss, a small pilot study suggests.



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