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Obese Don't Have to Lose Weight Before Joint Replacement: Study July 24, 2017

It's ideal to drop pounds first, but the procedure's benefits may outweigh risk if you can't

As Your Weight Creeps Up, So Does Your Risk of Heart Failure July 19, 2017

But losing a few pounds might help decrease the damage, cardiologist suggests

Could Artificial Sweeteners Raise Your Odds for Obesity? July 17, 2017

Products won't lead to significant weight loss and are even tied to weight gain, research review finds

Pregnancy Weight Gain: Too Much or Too Little Is Unhealthy June 06, 2017

Try to get to a healthy weight before conception, experts advise

This Combo Workout May Suit Obese Seniors Best May 17, 2017

Aerobic-plus-resistance regimen boosts bone and muscles, study shows

'Balloon-in-a-Pill' Spurs Weight Loss, Health Benefits: Study May 08, 2017

But specialist not involved with the research says results are likely short-lived

Could Fasting Every Other Day Help You Lose More Weight? May 01, 2017

Only if you can stick with the regimen, and study finds most dieters can't

A Healthier Weight May Mean Fewer Migraines April 12, 2017

Study found risk increased in both obese and underweight people

'Yo-Yo' Dieting Does No Favors for Your Heart April 05, 2017

Dramatic shifts in weight stress the body and other health problems are often involved, researchers explain

Health Tip: Fruit and Veggies May Help Shed Pounds March 08, 2017

They'll help you cut back on calories

Exercise Beats Weight Loss at Helping Seniors' Hearts March 01, 2017

Both are healthy goals, but getting active may reap even more benefit, study finds

Tired of the Ups and Downs of Yo-Yo Dieting? February 20, 2017

'Coaching' sessions seemed to help keep the weight from coming back, study found

Post-Menopausal? Give Exercise a Try February 16, 2017

Study participants were fitter, felt better -- and were less bothered by hot flashes

FDA Issues Warning About Balloon Obesity Treatments February 13, 2017

Some devices are over-inflating, and some have been linked to pancreas inflammation, agency says

Divorce May Shrink an Older Woman's Waistline… February 09, 2017

… while marriage may widen it, study suggests

Whole-Grain Foods May Help You Stay Slim February 08, 2017

Study found switching to more fibrous fare lowered calorie absorption, boosted metabolism rate

Weight Loss Tied to Lower Risk of Uterine Cancer February 06, 2017

Benefit was greatest in women who were obese and achieved a normal weight, study suggests

The Shame of 'Fat Shaming' January 31, 2017

Those affected by weight bias more likely to have heart disease risk factors, study suggests

Could Obesity Undermine Memory Training in Older Adults? January 23, 2017

Study adds to growing evidence of a link between weight and certain brain functions

Weight Loss May Ease Psoriasis Symptoms, Study Finds January 05, 2017

Quality-of-life boost seen in obese patients who lost significant amounts

Staying Trim, Strong May Cut Risk of Urinary Incontinence December 30, 2016

But for women in study, these factors only helped with one type of incontinence

Making New Year's Resolutions That Last December 30, 2016

Think small, manageable goals -- not sweeping lifestyle changes, psychologists advise

Gastro Issues May Be Downside to Weight-Loss Surgery December 29, 2016

Stomach problems, food intolerance plagued many patients even 2 years after procedure, study found

Weight-Loss Surgery Tied to Lower Heart Risks November 14, 2016

Patients were less likely to develop irregular heartbeat, diabetes, heart failure, study finds

Follow-Up Appointments Boost Weight-Loss Surgery Success November 05, 2016

Those who saw doctor three times after procedure had better blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels

Balloon-in-a-Pill Helped Obese Patients Lose Weight November 04, 2016

Curbing appetite by making patients feel full could jumpstart a weight-loss program, researcher says

Many Teens Light Up to Lose Weight, Study Suggests October 24, 2016

Researchers offer new ways to discourage smoking among adolescents

Older Surgery Patients Should Be Screened for Frailty: Study October 06, 2016

Warning signs such as exhaustion increase the risk for bad outcomes, researchers find

3 Lifestyle Changes To Help Prevent Breast Cancer October 04, 2016

Healthy weight, regular exercise and less alcohol could cut incidence by one-third, cancer expert says

'Mindfulness'-Based Approach Could Help You Stay Slim September 30, 2016

Treatment focuses on personal goals and 'cues' to overeating, researcher says

'Obesity Gene' Doesn't Affect Ability to Lose Weight: Report September 21, 2016

Lifestyle, environment likely play bigger roles when dropping pounds, researchers say

Diet or Exercise: What's Best for the Middle-Aged Heart September 15, 2016

Study finds each effective, as long as healthy weight loss is the result

Want Better Heart Health? There's an App for That August 31, 2016

Smartphones can help keep you on track with lifestyle changes

Weight-Loss Surgery Sheds Pounds Long Term August 31, 2016

10-year follow-up study finds many who had gastric bypass kept weight off

Health Tip: Spotting the Signs of an Effective Weight-Loss Program August 31, 2016

Make sure it offers these key features

Friendships Matter if You Want to Lose Weight August 26, 2016

Study found overweight people more likely to shed pounds if they spend time with thin friends

Excess Weight Tied to Higher Risk for Many Cancers, Experts Say August 24, 2016

International committee finds thinner folks less likely to develop variety of malignancies

Weight-Loss Surgery Doesn't Boost Bone Health: Study July 29, 2016

Increased risk for fractures remained after procedure

Weight Loss Might Reduce Cancer Risk: Study July 14, 2016

Corresponding drop seen in proteins that promote tumor growth

FDA Approves New Weight-Loss Device June 14, 2016

Surgically implanted port allows obese patients to drain some contents from stomach after meal

Weight-Loss Surgery May Boost Survival June 03, 2016

Overall death risk dropped 57 percent, study says

Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Treat Type 2 Diabetes May 24, 2016

45 professional groups say the procedure improves blood sugar control

Balloon-in-a-Pill May Be New Weight-Loss Tool May 24, 2016

Those using the device were nearly 7 percent lighter after six months

Weight Loss Surgery May Boost Good Cholesterol in Obese Boys May 05, 2016

Small study showed surgery also improved protective effects of HDL on the heart

How Important Is Surgeon's Skill for Weight-Loss Surgery Outcomes? April 13, 2016

Study saw no differences at one year after procedure, but one expert believes longer follow-up needed

Does Exercise Help or Hinder Your Diet? April 13, 2016

Research shows a workout dulls the appetite, at least temporarily

Weight-Loss Surgery Gets People Moving, Study Shows April 05, 2016

More than half of patients showed improvement in pain symptoms, ability to walk

Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Control Type 2 Diabetes in Long Run April 04, 2016

After 5 years, more patients in surgery group had lower blood sugar than in medication-only group

Non-Surgical Procedure May Be New Weight-Loss Tool April 04, 2016

In preliminary study, 'bariatric artery embolization' shows some promise

'Love Hormone' Nasal Spray Might Help Dieters' Self-Control April 04, 2016

Spritz of oxytocin could lead to eating less, researchers theorize

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