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How Well Does the Newly Approved Weight-Loss 'Balloon' Work? July 29, 2015

Expert notes it will probably only be effective for short-term weight loss

Could That Before-Dinner Drink Make You Eat More? July 17, 2015

In some people, alcohol causes the brain to focus on food aromas, study finds

Most Obese People Will Never Reach Normal Weight: Study July 16, 2015

Though odds of losing 5 percent of body weight were better, three-quarters gained it back in five years

More Exercise = More Fat Loss for Older Women, Study Finds July 16, 2015

Doubling the amount of time spent in heart-pumping workouts each week paid off after a year

Weight-Loss Surgery May Beat Diet, Exercise as Type 2 Diabetes Treatment July 01, 2015

After procedure, many patients no longer need medications, researchers find

Losing Weight May Ease Asthma in Obese People June 26, 2015

Researchers also saw improvement in quality of life

Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Ease Incontinence: Study June 26, 2015

If pounds stayed off, bladder control improvement was seen after 3 years, researchers report

Weight-Loss Surgery Can Bring Couples Closer, Small Study Finds June 17, 2015

If both partners view procedure as a joint effort, they feel greater intimacy afterward

Dieters May Lose Fewer Pounds When They Choose Their Weight-Loss Plan June 15, 2015

Study found those assigned a food plan dropped a bit more weight

Certain Diabetes Drugs May Aid Weight Loss by Curbing Cravings June 09, 2015

Medications called GLP-1 receptors appear to change brain's response to food, researchers say

Lifts, Tucks Often Follow Weight-Loss Surgery, Study Finds June 01, 2015

Increases reported for both types of procedures

Vegan Diet Might Ease Diabetic Nerve Pain May 28, 2015

Study found those who followed it lost average of 15 pounds, had improved blood flow to feet

'Thrifty' Metabolism Might Sabotage Weight Loss Efforts May 11, 2015

Study results appear to confirm common belief

Biking, Walking to Work Can Help Shed Pounds May 08, 2015

U.K. study found a switch away from cars helped folks with 30-minute commutes drop 15 lbs in 2 years

High-Protein Diet May Be Dangerous for Those at Risk of Heart Disease May 08, 2015

Weight gain, early death noted in study of older adults

Why Do More Women Than Men Have Weight-Loss Surgery? May 06, 2015

Women may possess greater overall awareness of the risks posed by obesity, study finds

3 Steps May Boost Healthier Eating May 06, 2015

Make nutritious foods convenient, attractive and normal, research suggests

Scientists Pinpoint Brain's 'Hunger Circuit' in Mice April 28, 2015

Manipulating this wiring system might help with weight loss, researcher says

Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig Beat Other Commercial Diet Plans, Study Finds April 06, 2015

However, other programs haven't done long-term, randomized trials

Doctor's Advice May Help Prompt Weight Loss April 03, 2015

Study finds such counsel seems to helps people maintain, even lose weight

Weight-Loss Surgery Might Reduce Serious Asthma Flare-Ups March 27, 2015

Emergency visits, hospitalizations for airway disease dropped by half after procedure, study finds

Could the 'Love Hormone' Be a Weight-Loss Aid for Men? March 06, 2015

In small study, oxytocin tied to reduced food intake

Gut Germs May Influence Success of Weight Loss Surgery March 05, 2015

Study found having certain microbes may lead to fewer pounds shed

Any Exercise Is Good, But Higher-Intensity May Be Better March 02, 2015

Brisk walking drops blood sugar more than a slower walk, study finds

Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Some Pregnancy Complications, Raise Others February 25, 2015

Study finds gestational diabetes less likely, but smaller infants more common

Eating More Fiber Helped People Lose Weight, Researchers Report February 16, 2015

Trial comparing simple dietary change to more complicated regimen found similar health benefits

Residential Treatment Program Helps Obese Kids Lose Weight, Study Finds February 09, 2015

Treatment also boosted blood vessel health, but therapy is costly and long-term results are unknown

Less Commonly Used Obesity Surgery Tied to More Weight Loss February 05, 2015

But study finds so-called 'duodenal switch' procedure also linked to more complications

Weight Gain or Loss Linked to Fracture Risk in Older Women January 28, 2015

Study found just a 5 percent change in weight may affect postmenopausal bone health

Want to Get Healthy? Get Your Partner Involved January 19, 2015

New research finds lifestyle changes are more successful when couples do it together

Drug for Bladder Problems May Help Control Weight, Too January 06, 2015

But small study showed increase in heart rate in young, lean volunteers

Overweight Teens Who Lose Weight for Health More Likely to Succeed: Study January 05, 2015

Parents can help by modeling healthy behavior and providing healthier meals

Exercise After Weight-Loss Surgery Yields Added Health Gains December 04, 2014

Physical activity reduced risk factors for diabetes, study says

Vitamins May Help Prevent Eye Problems After Weight-Loss Surgery, Study Finds December 04, 2014

Vision-related complications can range from dry eye to night blindness

Doctor-Implanted Balloons in Stomach May Spur Weight Loss November 07, 2014

Obesity procedure could offer alternative to invasive surgery, experts say

Weight-Loss Surgery Has Low Complication Rates, Study Finds November 06, 2014

New research suggests gastric bypass as safe as appendix or gallbladder removal

Dulled Sense of Taste May Boost Weight-Loss Surgery Results November 05, 2014

Study showed those who found food less flavorful after procedure lost 20 percent more weight

Weight-Loss Surgery Lowers Type 2 Diabetes Risk, Study Shows November 03, 2014

Obese people who had gastric bypass, banding were 80 percent less likely to develop blood sugar disease

Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risk of Severe Headaches, Scientists Report October 22, 2014

But experts find the study too small, problem too rare to be of concern

Dieters May Be Thwarted by Absence of Healthy Foods October 18, 2014

Study finds easy access to nutritious fare important for successful weight loss

Is 'Slow and Steady' Weight Loss Really the Best Approach? October 16, 2014

Study suggests some overweight people might get better results from more aggressive dieting

Steep Drops in Weight May Raise Risks After Body-Contour Surgeries October 05, 2014

Losing over 100 pounds prior to body-shaping procedure linked to higher complication rate in study

Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Always Help With Depression October 03, 2014

About 4 percent of obese patients report negative mood changes months after procedure, study finds

Social Networking Sites Can Help Obese Lose Weight: Study September 17, 2014

Internet can offer constant, cost-effective support for dieters, London researchers say

'Fat Shaming' Doesn't Motivate Obese People to Lose Weight: Study September 11, 2014

This type of discrimination may actually lead to weight gain, researchers say

Cutting Calories May Ease Sleep Apnea in Obese, Study Finds September 10, 2014

Brazilian researchers say calorie restrictions also can lower blood pressure in that group of people

Breast-Feeding May Help Obese Moms Lose Pregnancy Pounds September 04, 2014

Positive effect wasn't seen in normal weight or overweight women, study found

No Clear Winner Among Popular Diets, Analysis Finds September 02, 2014

Researchers saw little difference when it came to weight loss after one year

Nerve Blocking Procedure Fails to Impress in Weight Loss Study September 02, 2014

Modest reduction not significantly better than diet drugs or other surgeries

Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss, Heart Health: Study September 02, 2014

Still, experts agree there's no one-size-fits-all diet

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