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Weight-loss Drug Raises Blood Pressure

Jul 10 2009 - 1:38pm

A new review of existing research confirms that a weight-loss drug raises blood pressure, posing a risk to obese patients who hope to reduce hypertension by shedding pounds.

Many doctors assume that patients automatically lower their blood pressure when they become thinner, but that is not necessarily the case when they use drugs to lose weight, said review lead author Dr. Andrea Siebenhofer.

Safflower Oil Promotes Weight Loss In Diabetic Women

Jul 7 2009 - 11:52am
Safflower and weight loss

Results of a new study reveal that two beneficial oils, safflower oil and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), can help postmenopausal diabetic women lose weight and lower blood sugar levels. The two oils were compared in a sixteen week study, each showing separate and distinct benefits for older, overweight diabetic women.

Weight Loss Benefits From Morning Milk

Jun 22 2009 - 8:29am
Weight loss and drinking milk

Results of a new study show that drinking fat-free milk, rather than juice for breakfast, can help cut calories at lunchtime and contribute to overall weight loss. Researchers recently studied 34 overweight individuals, finding the group consumed 50 fewer calories at lunchtime. They found that drinking fat free milk allowed the group to feel fuller and more satisfied longer, leading to less calorie consumption at lunch. Drinking fat free milk in the morning may help with weight loss.

Do Not Use Slimming Product With Undeclared Drug Ingredients

Jun 11 2009 - 9:50am

The Hong Kong Department of Health called on members of the public not to buy or use a slimming product named "Super Slim (Yani)" which was found to have contained sibutramine and phenolphthalein, both of which can cause serious side effects.

The appeal was made following an investigation into a report by the Hospital Authority concerning a 16-year-old girl with psychiatric symptoms after consuming the slimming product.

Canadians Should Not Use Slim Magic Herbal Weight Loss Products

Jun 4 2009 - 11:20am
Canadians Should Not Use Slim Magic Herbal Weight Loss Products

Health Canada is warning consumers not to use the unauthorized product Slim Magic Herbal, which is promoted as a weight-loss product, as it was found to contain an undeclared pharmaceutical ingredient similar to the prescription drug sibutramine. Canadians who have this Slim Magic Herbal product are advised to immediately discontinue its use.

Five Tips For Losing Weight In a Hurry

Jun 4 2009 - 10:30am

You have just received that dreaded phone call – a last minute invite to that beach house, pool party, weekend getaway, etc... You officially have ONE week to get in bikini ready shape. Do you turn down the invite? Crash diet? How do you achieve quick weight loss in a week?

The last minute crash diet is a common pitfall, which is why Mike Naples, CEO of Zone Delivery USA, has compiled the following tips for panicked dieters who are trying to slim down in a hurry.

Helen Phillips Wins Biggest Loser Season 7

May 13 2009 - 9:39am
Helen Phillips is the Biggest Loser winner of the 2009 season 7 finale

It is good to see that with the rise of obesity epidemic weight loss programs and shows like The Biggest Loser also gain popularity among the people. Last night The Biggest Loser concluded it's 2009 season 7 finale and Helen Phillips (mom and daughter couple) became the winner. It put an end to months long question of who is the Biggest Loser season 7.

Don't Take Slimming Product With Banned Ingredients

May 12 2009 - 11:00am
Don't Take Slimming Product With Banned Ingredients

The Hong Kong Department of Health urged members of the public not to buy or consume two slimming products called "SB Factor" and "GQ Factor" as they were found to contain a banned western drug ingredient.

Product samples were obtained from a retailer in Mongkok during a recent operation. Laboratory analysis on the product samples today showed the presence of phenolphthalein, a western drug ingredient.

DH subsequently raided the retailer and importer, resulting in the seizure of 138 boxes of the two products.

Weight Loss Competitions Help Battle Obesity

May 1 2009 - 9:05pm
weight loss competition

An analysis of the Shape Up Rhode Island 2007 weight loss competition shows that large groups of people were able to lose weight when challenged to do so. Programs like the Biggest Loser have also been successful. The new study supports the notion that weight loss competitions are an effective and inexpensive way to help battle obesity.

Weight-Loss Surgery Works For Moderately Obese

Apr 16 2009 - 1:24pm

Surgeons once recommended weight-loss surgery only for severely obese patients who failed to drop pounds with conventional weight-loss methods, but a new review finds that bariatric surgery helps the moderately obese lose more weight, too.

“Until recently, only people with severe obesity — with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40 — were considered for bariatric surgery,” said review author Jill Colquitt, Ph.D.