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Weight Loss Surgery Produces Unexpected Drop in Heart Disease Risk

Jul 3 2005 - 6:44am

Stanford researchers find that gastric bypass surgery (weight loss surgery) reduces the risk of heart disease even more than previously believed.Weight Loss Surgery

A Stanford University School of Medicine study using new� � measures of heart disease risk shows that gastric bypass surgery reduces the risk of heart disease even more than previously believed. The researchers say the finding underscores the value of the surgery for extremely overweight people, whose obesity puts them in danger of heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular illness.

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Medication Orlistat, Coupled with Weight-Loss Techniques, Appear Improving Weight Management for Obese Adolescents

Jun 16 2005 - 4:20pm

What is critical to determine is whether the weight loss achieved by those treated with orlistat is sustainable over time.Weight Loss and Obesity

When combined with diet, exercise and behavioral therapy, orlistat, a drug that decreases fat absorption, appears helpful for improving weight management in obese adolescents, compared with placebo, according to an article in the June 15 issue of JAMA.

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Can Meditation Help Me To Lose Weight?

Feb 7 2005 - 12:54pm

Normally when we think about some weight losing activity, we think about burning calories or sweating off the fat. When you meditate you have to sit very still, without making a move. Can meditation, therefore, be helpful in losing weight? Although you won't burn many calories during a typical meditation session, meditation may be one of the most important practices you will do in your effort to lose weight.

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Old Fat Loss Science Better than New

Nov 13 2004 - 9:25am

All substances are toxic, even water. The dose determines whether or not a given substance becomes a poison. This principle was established by Paracelsus in 1500 A.D and applies to glucose and insulin. Glucose and insulin are essential for providing energy and shuttling nutrients into our cells but excessive amounts of both is suicide, in slow motion.

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Can Fasting Help Me Lose Weight?

Nov 10 2004 - 11:00pm

One way to lose weight is to just stop eating. It sounds simple, but in reality you have to know what you are doing to get any long term weight loss benefits from fasting. Let's look at the weakness and strengths of fasting for weight loss.

Like most forms of dieting, fasting can be used to bring about dramatic but temporary reductions of weight. You can go on a long fast, taking nothing but juice or eating grapes or taking some other low calorie meal substitute for several weeks, and while you are on the fast you will certainly lose weight. However, during the fast you may not be able to carry on your normal social interactions. It's not so easy to sit around sipping carrot juice while the rest of your family is eating a normal meal.

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8-Steps to Surviving Holiday Weight Gain

Nov 5 2004 - 8:08am

One of the toughest times of the year for those trying to lose weight is the holiday season. While the holidays are a time to rejoice, celebrate and share fond memories, it also a time for eating, eating and more eating. Wherever you go, whatever you do, food always seems to be the central focus. Cookies, chocolates, fruit cake, eggnog, holiday breads and a myriad of other 'goodies' can been seen in the kitchen, on the coffee table, at the office, grocery store, drugstore, gas station, friend's house

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Choosing a Safe and Successful Weight Loss Program

Oct 30 2004 - 6:59pm

Almost any of the commercial weight-loss programs can work, but only if they motivate you sufficiently to decrease the amount of calories you eat or increase the amount of calories you burn each day (or both). What elements of a weight loss program should an intelligent consumer look for in judging its potential for safe and successful weight loss?

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Losing Weight: Start By Counting Calories

Oct 21 2004 - 2:10pm

Poor diet and physical inactivity account for more than 400,000 premature deaths each year in the United States, second only to deaths related to smoking, says the CDC. People who are overweight or obese are more likely to develop heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, gallbladder disease, and joint pain caused by excess uric acid (gout).

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Weight Loss: It's Not Always What You Eat, But What You Don't Eat (Part 1)

Jul 28 2004 - 8:17pm

One of the most important and effective ways to lose weight and get healthier is to avoid two groups of foods. Try to get as many "whole" foods into your diet. Add more fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats and avoid processed, prepared and fast foods as much as possible.

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