• Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

    Weight Loss Surgery Surgical procedures that are used to treat obesity include gastric bypass and gastric partitioning (also called stomach stapling). These are both drastic measures that are normally used only when more conventional weight loss methods have failed and the patient’s health is compromised by his/her weight. The gastric bypass procedure involves stitching or

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  • Weight Loss Plans Lack Exercise

    Weight Loss Plans Lack Exercise More than two-thirds of American adults are trying to lose weight or maintain their current weight, but their strategy for weight control is probably ineffective, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study found that few Americans were combining recommended caloric reduction with

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  • Weight Loss Pills & Supplements

    Weight Loss Supplements – Prescription v OTC The search for effective weight loss drugs continues. To date there are no overwhelmingly effective treatments for weight loss. There are however many promising medications that are on the market. Pharmaceutical drugs that you may get from your doctor go through rigorous scientific research before being released and

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  • Weight Loss in Teens

    Healthy Weight Loss a Low Priority for Teen Boys Overweight boys are just as likely as their female peers to try to shed weight at age 11, but seem to stop trying as they get older, Scottish researchers report. By age 15, only 16% of overweight boys are trying to lose weight, compared with nearly

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  • Weight, Fat & Genetics

    Weight, Fat, Genes & Genetics Although most people gain weight because they eat too many calories, being fat doesn’t always mean you over-eat. Obesity and excessive fat storage stems from a combination of several factors. Weight & Genetics Genes influence how your body balances calories and energy. Children whose parents are obese tend to be

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  • How Much Water Need we Drink?

    How much water do we really need? “Drink at least eight glasses of water a day” is an adage some obsessively follow. A scientist who undertook an exhaustive hunt for evidence backing all this water advice and came up mostly, well, dry. Now the group that sets the nation’s nutrition standards is studying the issue,

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