One Reason Calorie-Tracking Apps Might Not Help You Lose Weight

November 18, 2014

Millions of Americans use smartphone apps that help them track how many calories they consume each day, but a new study finds that people who used a popular one after their doctor recommended it did not lose any weight.

3 Popular Diets All Work About the Same, Review Finds

November 12, 2014

There are plenty of famous-name diets for weight loss, but none stands out from the pack when it comes to lasting results, a new review suggests.

Many Docs Fail to Counsel Young Adults With High Blood Pressure

November 10, 2014

MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Only one in two young American adults with high blood pressure gets advice from a doctor on lifestyle changes, a new study finds.
Lifestyle changes are critical to helping young adults control their blood pressure, and they cover areas such as exercise, weight loss and healthy eating, the researchers […]

Doctor-Implanted Balloons in Stomach May Spur Weight Loss

November 7, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Nov. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Balloons placed inside the stomach can trigger substantial weight loss without the need for invasive surgery, according to a new clinical trial.
The new device — two connected balloons filled with saline — helped obese people lose twice as much excess weight as others who […]

Weight-Loss Surgery Has Low Complication Rates, Study Finds

November 6, 2014

THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People with type 2 diabetes who undergo a weight-loss procedure called laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery have a low risk for complications or death, according to a new study.
“The perception has been that gastric bypass is a very risky operation, but the reality is, it is as safe, if […]

Dulled Sense of Taste May Boost Weight-Loss Surgery Results

November 5, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Some people can’t taste food as well after undergoing weight-loss surgery, but this side effect may help them shed more weight, new research suggests.
The study included 88 severely obese people, average age 49, who underwent taste tests before and three, six and 12 months after weight-loss surgery.
Eighty-seven percent […]

Weight-Loss Surgery Lowers Type 2 Diabetes Risk, Study Shows

November 2, 2014

SUNDAY, Nov. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery significantly lowers an obese person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, researchers report.
This reduced risk was independent of other factors such as smoking, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, according to the study in the Nov. 3 issue of The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.
“Our results suggest […]

Study Compares 2 Common Weight-Loss Surgeries

October 30, 2014

THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A comparison of two of the most common types of weight loss surgery found that laparoscopic gastric bypass helped patients shed more excess pounds than adjustable gastric banding, but carried a higher risk of short-term complications and long-term hospitalizations.
Gastric-bypass surgery makes the stomach smaller and reroutes the small […]

Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risk of Severe Headaches, Scientists Report

October 22, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — After weight-loss surgery, some patients may be at risk for developing severe headaches, a new study suggests.
In a small number of people, the surgery was associated with a condition known as spontaneous intracranial hypotension — or low blood pressure in the brain. The condition can […]

Dieters May Be Thwarted by Absence of Healthy Foods

October 18, 2014

SATURDAY, Oct. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Even determined dieters can fail if they don’t have a good selection of healthy foods nearby, researchers say.
Their new study included 240 obese people. All of the participants had metabolic syndrome (a combination of risk factors that increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes). And, all […]



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