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.
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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.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expanding, for the second time, its nationwide alert to consumers about tainted weight loss products containing undeclared, active pharmaceutical ingredients.
The FDA has identified additional weight loss products (Herbal Xenicol, Slimbionic, and Xsvelten) and new undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredients (fenproporex, fluoxetine, furosemide, and cetilistat). The current list now includes the following 72 products:
2 Day Diet - Fatloss Slimming - Slim 3 in 1 M18 Royal Diet
2 Day Diet Slim Advance - GMP - Slim 3 in 1 Slim Formula
One of the most talked about weight loss program today int he United States is the 50 million pound challenge plan, which is actively being discussed in the media.
It's interesting to see that health and wellness programs actively embrace the Web 2.0 or the opposite. The online social networks and communities discuss their health challenges and achievements online. The 50 million pound challenge weight loss program is a shining example of how the social network communities such as the one on Twitter discusses it as people share their weight loss achievements and challenges.
In April 2007, Dr Ian Smith, launched the 50 Million Pound Challenge. It is a challenge to get America to get fit and lose weight – 50 million pounds of weight.
More than 135 million Americans are overweight. It is estimated that more than two-thirds of adults and one-third of children in the United States are overweight. This trend seems to be on the rise, rather than decreasing over the past few decades.
New research, conducted in Boston at Harvard University School of Public Health, shows us that watching calories helps us lose, and maintain weight loss - regardless of fat, carbs or protein food content.
The newest study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that weight loss and weight control are easiest with a focus on a heart healthy diet, avoidance of saturated fats and cholesterol, and a bit of calorie counting.
Ten pounds in 10 weeks . . . it’s not impossible. The Southern Nevada Health District’s online 10 in 10 Challenge program is a simple tool to help participants cut calories and increase daily caloric burn.
The program kicks off Monday, Feb. 2 on the Get Healthy Clark County website, www.GetHealthyClarkCounty.org. The program will also be available in Spanish.
As women resolve to focus on fitness for the New Year, they shouldn't neglect what they can't see. Having a strong pelvic floor - the group of muscles located on the underside of the pelvis responsible for bladder control - is vital in helping women stay in control of their bodies and live active lifestyles. According to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, one in four women suffers from some type of bladder weakness.
Contrary to popular belief and recommendations, activity may not be as important for weight loss as is diet. Researchers from Loyola University health system and other research centers, comparing African American women in Nigeria with those in metropolitan Chicago, found that the two groups burned the same amount of daily calories during activity, yet the Nigerian women weighed an average of 127 pounds, versus African American women in Chicago, who weighed an average of 184 pounds.
As the holidays approach, many of us get that sinking feeling, wondering "Will I be able to stick to my weight loss plan in the face of so much temptation?" First, the good news: Government surveys report that the average weight gain between Thanksgiving and New Year's is just over one pound (although overweight individuals tend to gain up to five pounds).
Losing weight is difficult. Much research has been devoted to developing drugs that promise weight loss. Few weight loss programs have been successful. Bariatric surgery has become an option, but it is not without risks. According to a study published November 26 in the journal Cell, scientists have isolated a natural compound that promotes weight loss in mice by curbing appetite. The compound, called NAPES, when injected into mice in the lab, stimulated neurons in the brain that halted hunger.
Eclipsemed, Ltd is pleased to announce availability of Body-Jet, an innovative water-assisted liposuction solution, manufactured by Human Med based in Germany. Body-Jet is the first of its kind, offering patients a new and safer liposuction option.
Those patients who were most compliant with surgeon recommendations after bariatric surgery lost 35 percent more weight the first year and tend to keep more weight off even after five years, according to new patient and bariatric surgeon surveys conducted by Harris Interactive, for the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
During this time of economic instability, there is a different type of belt tightening going on at a luxury destination spa in Utah's red rock canyon country. Green Valley Spa has become the first destination spa in the U.S. to offer a medically guided weight loss program founded on the Simeons hCG hormone diet. Average weight loss on the 23-day program is a pound a day. The minimum stay for the hCG weight loss program at Green Valley is seven nights with a cost of $995.00 above the basic, all-inclusive spa package.
The Washington Post on Saturday examined the 50 Million Pound Challenge, which seeks to reduce obesity and encourage healthy lifestyles in the black community. Two of every three men, four out of five women and one in five children in the black community are overweight, according to the challenge's Web site.
Health Canada is advising consumers not to use Hanguo shoushen yihao due to concerns about possible side-effects.
Hanguo shoushen yihao (meiti xing) is promoted for weight loss.
Reason for Warning
The Hong Kong Department of Health has warned against the use of Hanguo shoushen yihao (meiti xing) because it was found to contain the undeclared pharmaceutical ingredient sibutramine.
Sibutramine is a prescription drug used in the treatment of obesity and it should only be used under the supervision of a health care professional.
With the rise of obesity in USA BodyBugg helps to keep track of the number of calories one can burn day by day, minute by minute.
Many people lose weight by exercising and running. In other words, one may call this type of weight loss a traditional one or old way. However, a new device called BodyBugg helps to count calories in a new way. BodyBugg is tied to your arm and helps to measure skin temperature, air temperature, motion and perspiration.
It is known that gastric bypass surgery does not give equally successful weight loss results to all patients. A new research suggests that diabetics and those with a larger stomach pouches lose less weight than the others do.
Health Canada is advising consumers not to use AA Qu Feng Shu Jin Wan due to concerns about possible side-effects.
AA Qu Feng Shu Jin Wan is promoted for slimming and weight loss.
Reason for Warning
The Hong Kong Department of Health requested the recall of AA Qu Feng Shu Jin Wan because it was found to contain undeclared dexamethasone.
Dexamethasone is an anti-inflammatory prescription drug commonly used to treat conditions such as arthritis and should only be used under the supervision of a health care professional.
Health Canada is advising consumers not to use Slim 3in1 (Xiao Nan zhi Bao) due to concerns about possible side-effects.
Slim 3in1 (Xiao Nan zhi Bao) is promoted for weight loss.
Reason for Warning
The Hong Kong Department of Health warned against the use of Slim 3in1 (Xiao Nan zhi Bao) because it was found to contain the undeclared pharmaceutical ingredients sibutramine and phenolphthalein.
Health Canada is advising consumers not to use Natural (Xin Yi Dai) and Lasmi due to concerns about possible side-effects.
Natural (Xin Yi Dai) and Lasmi are both promoted for weight loss.
Reason for Warning
The Hong Kong Department of Health warned against the use of Natural (Xin Yi Dai) and Lasmi because they were both found to contain undeclared pharmaceutical ingredients.
Natural (Xin Yi Dai) was found to contain sibutramine and phenolphthalein, and Lasmi was found to contain sibutramine and spironolactone.
Health Canada is advising consumers not to use Soloslim due to concerns about possible side-effects.
Product Description: Soloslim is promoted as an "all natural" product used for weight loss.
Reason for Warning: The Hong Kong Department of Health warned against the use of Soloslim because it was found to contain an undeclared compound similar in structure to sibutramine (N-bisdesmethyl-sibutramine). Sibutramine is a prescription drug used in the treatment of obesity.
Health Canada is advising consumers not to use Karntien, Karntien Easy to Slim, Armstrong Natural Herbal Supplement, Enhanix New Extra Men's Formula, Power 58 Extra and Platinum Power 58 Extra due to concerns about possible side-effects.
Product Description: Karntien and Karntien Easy to Slim are promoted for weight loss. The other four products - Armstrong Natural Herbal Supplement, Enhanix New Extra Men's Formula, Power 58 Extra, and Platinum Power 58 Extra - are marketed for sexual enhancement and the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
Health Canada is advising consumers not to use More Slim due to concerns about possible side-effects.
Product Description: More Slim is promoted for weight loss.
Reason for Warning: The Hong Kong Department of Health has warned against the use of More Slim because it was found to contain the undeclared pharmaceutical ingredient sibutramine.
Sibutramine is a prescription drug used in the treatment of obesity and should only be used under the supervision of a health care professional.
Hong Kong Department Of Health Department of Health (DH) urged members of the public not to buy or consume a slimming product named as "Yu Xiu Tang Yang Yan Shou Shen Jiao Nang" because it was found to have contained an undeclared drug ingredient.
The department launched investigation into the product after receiving a report involving a 20-year-old woman who was admitted to Princess Margaret Hospital on July 24 for headache. She had a history of taking the above product which was obtained from a friend. Further investigation is in progress.
A study published online today in the International Journal of Obesity shows that eating two eggs for breakfast, as part of a reduced-calorie diet, helps overweight adults lose more weight and feel
AICAR and GW1516 experiments suggest that these two drugs, also called exercise in a pill, might protect against gaining weight on a high-fat diet, which might make it useful for treating obesity.
Researchers have identified two drugs, AICAR and GW1516, that mimic many of the physiological effects of exercise. The drugs increase the ability of cells to burn fat and are the first compounds that have been shown to enhance exercise endurance.