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Overweight individuals who have thin friends who eat a lot can make it difficult to lose weight.
It's a hit television show, it’s a new book, and it’s a successful diet and fitness plan that results in weight loss. And now there’s The Biggest Loser interactive website.
Weight loss can greatly benefit obese individuals who have chronic kidney disease, according to a review study conducted by researchers at the Cleveland Clinic.
People who have two copies of the obesity gene FTO have a 2.5 greater risk of becoming overweight or obese.
Just four months after it was recalled from consumers’ shelves, the weight loss supplement Hydroxycut has been reformulated and returned to a store near you.
Individuals who are considering bariatric surgery for weight loss now have a new option: single-incision laparoscopic surgery.
Individuals may lose a significant amount of weight if they follow a medically supervised program that includes the use of meal replacements.
The 5-factor diet is now available online. Successful weight loss with this diet includes cheating. The diet was created for celebrities. The focus of the diet is eating healthy foods in small amounts, and frequently. The 5-factor diet promises weight loss and renewed energy. You should lose weight in five weeks.
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.
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.
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.
Is weight loss surgery the new 'cosmetic surgery'? Is it now a personal choice for those looking for enhanced physical appearance rather than purely on health grounds? Does weight loss surgery have unwelcome psychological consequences?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.