This New Weight-Loss Device Removes Food From Stomach After Meals

June 15, 2016

A new surgically implanted device to treat obese patients has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


FDA Approves New Weight-Loss Device

June 14, 2016

TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A new surgically implanted device to treat obese patients has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The AspireAssist device uses a tube to drain a portion of the stomach contents after every meal. It’s meant to be used by people who have been unable to lose […]


3 Popular Diet Plans May Help Ease Type 2 Diabetes, Too

June 10, 2016

FRIDAY, June 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People with type 2 diabetes may get some help with blood sugar control from a few commercial weight-loss programs, but conclusive evidence on most plans is lacking, a new review finds.
Researchers reviewed 18 published studies. The studies looked at 10 popular, commercial weight-loss programs that involved a total […]


Weight-Loss Surgery May Boost Survival

June 2, 2016

THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery might significantly lower obese people’s risk of premature death, a new study finds.
About five years after surgery, the death rate was just over 1 percent for those who had weight-loss surgery and 4 percent among those in the non-surgery group, researchers said.
For the study, the researchers […]


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 […]




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