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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.

FDA Uncovers Additional Tainted Weight Loss Products

Mar 20 2009 - 3:51pm

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

The 50 Million Pound Challenge on Twitter

Mar 4 2009 - 10:45am
The 50 million pound challenge

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.

The 50 Million Pound Challenge To Lose Weight

Mar 4 2009 - 10:39am

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.

Watching Calories Not Fats And Carbs Helps Weight Loss

Feb 25 2009 - 9:41pm
Weigh loss scale

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.

Southern Nevada Offers A Real Weight Loss Deal

Jan 31 2009 - 3:21am

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.

Getting In Shape From Inside Out For The New Year

Jan 14 2009 - 11:48am

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.

Activity Shown To Be Less Important for Weight Loss Than Food

Jan 6 2009 - 1:41pm
food and weight loss

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.

Holiday Eating And Weight Loss Done Right

Dec 22 2008 - 9:27am

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).

New Weight Loss Treatments Target the Brain

Nov 27 2008 - 2:42pm
Weight Loss Pill

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.

Post-Surgical Care Critical To Optimal Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery

Oct 29 2008 - 7:39am

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).

Green Valley Spa Now Offers hCG Weight Loss Therapy

Oct 22 2008 - 6:28am

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.

Health Canada Warns Against Meiti Xing

Sep 23 2008 - 8:40am
Health Canada Warns Against Meiti Xing

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.

Possible Side-Effects

Bodybugg: How Many Calories Burned Per Day

Sep 17 2008 - 12:52am

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.

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Health Canada Advises Not To Use AA Qu Feng Shu Jin Wan

Aug 23 2008 - 9:11am
Health Canada Advises Not To AA Qu Feng Shu Jin Wan

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.

Possible Side-Effects

Health Canada Advises Not To Use Slim 3in1

Aug 23 2008 - 9:10am
Health Canada Advises Not To Use Slim 3in1

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 Advises Not To Use Certain Weight Loss Pills

Aug 22 2008 - 1:14pm
Health Canada Advises Not To Use Certain Weight Loss Pills

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 Advises Not To Use Soloslim For Weight Loss

Aug 20 2008 - 10:58am
Health Canada Advises Not To Use Soloslim For Weight Loss

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 Advises To Avoid Certain Weight Loss Products

Aug 20 2008 - 10:44am
Health Canada Advises To Avoid Certain Weight Loss Products

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.

Avoid 'More Slim' Weight Loss Products

Aug 20 2008 - 10:42am

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.

Don't Take Slimming Products With Undeclared Drug Ingredient

Aug 9 2008 - 8:41am

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.

AICAR, GW1516 Are An Exercise In A Pill

Jul 31 2008 - 6:03pm

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.

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