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Lap-Band Procedure May Treat Teen Obesity

Posted: March 27, 2017

The lap-band procedure may be a successful strategy for helping teens overcome obesity. Researchers say laparoscopic gastric banding surgery — the “Lap-Band” procedure — does more than help teens lose weight. it can also improve and even reverse metabolic syndrome. As a result, this reduces their risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The study was presented at […]

Fitness Tracker: Not Always Accurate

Posted: March 10, 2017

If you feel like you’re working out harder than your fitness tracker indicates, you may be right. That said, you might also be working out not as hard as your device says. It turns out that some wrist-worn fitness trackers aren’t very accurate when gauging heart rate during exercise. Many people use these devices to […]

Bariatric Surgery Health Benefits

Posted: February 27, 2017

Bariatric surgery health benefits go beyond significant weight loss. On average, most patients lose – and keep off – 50 percent of their excess weight. Some may lose as much as 60 percent of their excess weight within six months of surgery. Other bariatric surgery health benefits are harder to visibly notice, yet make such […]

Weight-Loss Dietary Supplements: Ask Doctor First

Posted: February 10, 2017

Weight-loss dietary supplements make losing weight sound so easy. It’s often why people are willing to try them. They figure: “What can it hurt?” Consider this: the U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not regulate weight-loss dietary supplements because they aren’t considered medicine. In fact, the FDA does not regulate vitamins, minerals, herbs, creatine or weight-loss pills. It’s important to […]

Fat Shaming Harms Health

Posted: January 31, 2017

Fat shaming doesn’t help motivate people to lose weight. In fact, it may raise their risk for heart disease and other health problems. That’s what researchers discovered in a new study looks at how fat shaming affects people who start internalizing weight bias. The study suggests the more people blame themselves, the more likely they […]

Exercise Tips Help Motivation

Posted: January 25, 2017

Exercise tips help everyone stay motivated. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or keep it off, exercise is key to successful weight loss. That’s great if you love to work out. But most people don’t feel that way. And even those who like exercising often get bored with their routine. Boredom leads to lack of motivation. […]

Walking Toward Better Health

Posted: December 29, 2016

Walking programs help many people kick off an exercise routine. If you haven’t exercised lately, walking is an easy way to help control weight. Taking a walk doesn’t require a gym membership, special clothing or equipment. A good pair of walking shoes can help prevent injuries. Many people walk for health benefits. This form of […]

Weight-Loss Surgery Requirements

Posted: December 15, 2016

Weight-loss surgery requirements depend on a variety of health factors. Surgeons take into consideration each person’s individual health before making a recommendation. First, there are guidelines. Bariatric surgery may be an option for adults who have: a body mass index of 40 or greater, or a BMI of 35 or more with a serious health […]

Very Low-Calorie Diets Spur Weight Loss

Posted: December 13, 2016

Very low-calorie diets often help people who have obesity. Obesity is when your body mass index reaches 30 or greater. Unlike low-calorie diets or meal replacement shakes, very low-calorie diets – also called VCLD – require medical supervision. A VLCD promotes quick weight loss because it restricts caloric intake to 800 calories per day. Most people consume […]

Weight-Loss Medicines Approved by FDA

Posted: December 5, 2016

Weight-loss medicines help people lose weight in certain situations. Your doctors can well you whether you need to take medication. Weight-loss medicines help people who are unable to lose one pound per week after six months of healthy eating and exercising regularly. In some cases, adults who have obesity benefit from these medicines. Obesity is […]

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