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Innovation, Research

Weight loss in older adults associated with risk of death, study shows

April 11, 2023

Via: Fox News

Weight loss in older adults may increase their risk of death, according to new research. A cohort study published in the journal JAMA Network Open Monday looked at more than 16,000 adults in the U.S. and Australia. The authors from […]


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New Generation of Weight Loss Medications Offer Promise — But at a Price

October 13, 2022

Via: Kaiser Health News

Excitement is building about a new generation of drugs that tout the ability to help adults with excess weight shed more pounds than older drugs on the market. Some patients, obesity medicine specialists say, are experiencing decreases in blood pressure, […]


Wellness

Research review shows intermittent fasting works for weight loss, health changes

October 12, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Intermittent fasting can produce clinically significant weight loss as well as improve metabolic health in individuals with obesity, according to a new study review led by University of Illinois Chicago researchers. “We noted that intermittent fasting is not better than […]


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Researchers call for a focus on fitness over weight loss for obesity-related health conditions

September 20, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The prevalence of obesity around the world has tripled over the past 40 years, and, along with that rise, dieting and attempts to lose weight also have soared. But according to a review article publishing September 20 in the journal […]


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Weight loss can prevent or even reverse diabetes, shows study

August 31, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Losing weight could prevent or even reverse diabetes, according to late breaking research presented today at ESC Congress 2020. In 2019, approximately 463 million people worldwide had diabetes, of which the vast majority (around 90%) was type 2 diabetes. Diabetes […]


Innovation, Research

Obesity is a critical risk factor for type 2 diabetes, regardless of genetics

April 15, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Using data from a case-cohort study nested within the Diet, Cancer and Health cohort in Denmark, the authors examined the joint association of obesity, genetic predisposition, and unfavourable lifestyle with incident type 2 diabetes (T2D). The study sample included 4,729 […]


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New study debunks notion that salt consumption contributes to weight loss

January 22, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A new study led by Stephen Juraschek, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), sheds new light on these conflicting findings. The researchers found that reducing sodium intake in adults with elevated blood pressure […]


Innovation, Research

Children who drank whole milk had lower risk of being overweight or obese

December 30, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The research, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, analyzed 28 studies from seven countries that explored the relationship between children drinking cow’s milk and the risk of being overweight or obese. None of the studies — which involved […]


Innovation, Research

Cancer risk reduces to half with over 20% weight loss in post- bariatric surgery patients

November 5, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Patients with severe obesity who had bariatric or weight-loss surgery and lost more than 20% of their total weight were 50% less likely to develop cancer compared to patients who did not have as much weight loss after surgery, according […]


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Maintaining weight loss over long-term can benefit patients with Type 2 diabetes

October 9, 2019

Via: The Medical News

People with Type 2 diabetes who regained weight forfeited the initial benefits of reduced risk of heart disease or stroke compared to those who maintained their weight loss, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart […]


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Study examines weight loss outcomes in individuals taking psychiatric medication

August 23, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A new Canadian study suggests that individuals who take anti-depressants and/or anti-psychotics and participate in a weight management program can lose weight whether or not they take psychiatric medications, according to a report published online today in Obesity, the flagship […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Implantable brain chip could solve obesity epidemic

August 19, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The battle with obesity is now set to go digital, with the development of tiny brain chips that could alter the activity of the brain area involved in experiencing pleasure from food. The chip, called a responsive neurostimulation system (RNS), […]


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Poor sleep may hinder weight loss, study shows

July 2, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

According to data that the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases have cited, in the United States, more than one in three adults are overweight. The same is true for obesity — more than one in three […]


Innovation, Research

Study identifies a hormone that may hinder weight loss

April 23, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Scientists have known about growth hormone (GH) for several decades. It plays a role in bone growth and is particularly important as our bodies grow. It also helps maintain organs and tissues as we go through our adult lives. However, […]


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Weight loss: How the ‘love hormone’ might help

April 1, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Oxytocin is a hormone that plays an essential role in social interaction, trust, anxiety, sexual reproduction, childbirth, and mother-infant bonding. As such, people sometimes refer to it as the “love hormone.” This hormone increases the contraction of the uterus during […]


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Weight loss: ‘Telling someone to improve their diet doesn’t work’

March 22, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

According to data that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cite, over 71 percent of adults over the age of 20 years in the United States are overweight or have obesity. Being overweight can increase a person’s risk […]


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Weight loss: How important is eating breakfast?

February 11, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Every single day, people around the world sit at the table to enjoy what many consider to be “the most important meal of the day.” Breakfast traditions vary: those from the United States and United Kingdom tend to favor eggs […]


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Does the alkaline diet work?

January 24, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Some research suggests that following an alkaline diet might improve health in people with kidney disease. However, it does not achieve this by changing blood pH. Rather, the alkaline diet encourages people to eat more fruits and vegetables and fewer […]


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X-rays may double the risk of cancer for obese patients

December 20, 2018

Via: The Medical News

X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation that provide the means for simple, cost-effective, non-invasive medical imaging. X-rays are an invaluable tool for the diagnosis of a wide range of medical conditions, as demonstrated by the 22.6 million x-ray procedures […]


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A New Study Says Low-Carb Diets May Help You Lose Weight. But Are Carbs Really So Bad For You?

November 16, 2018

Via: Time Health

A new study suggests that low-carb diets may help people keep weight off and even drop extra pounds, adding to the confusion about the health benefits — or detriments — of carbohydrates. For the study, which was published in The […]