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WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Extreme dieting behaviors often begin in the teen years and worsen in adulthood, a new study finds.

Unhealthy weight-control behaviors -- such as purging and fasting -- are associated with problems later in life, including eating disorders, depression and substance abuse, according to researchers at the University of Minnesota.

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WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For many obese people, weight loss surgery can be a new lease on life, but too few who qualify for the procedure opt for it.

One big reason: The widespread notion that surgery is an "easy way out," signifying a weakness of willpower to slim down using diet and exercise.

Almost 40 percent of nearly a thousand surveyed in a new stud...

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Walking is not only a great first exercise, it can also be a forever exercise.

Here are some ideas to show you how to take it to the next level.

Making walking more of a challenge enables you to burn more calories and raise your working heart rate. You can do this by working out on a treadmill with an incline setting and wearing a...

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Whether you track your diet efforts on paper or with an app, frequent and consistent self-monitoring contributes to success. However, one aspect of recordkeeping -- how often to get on the scale -- has been the subject of much debate.

Daily weigh-ins used to be thought of as negative, capable of discouraging you if the pounds didn't come off...

THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Cost and how much they can lose matter more to folks considering weight-loss surgery than recovery time or the risk of complications, a new study finds.

"Instead of asking patients about the reasons for or against particular procedures, we asked patients to tell us what procedure characteristics mattered to them the most," said study lead au...

FRIDAY, Nov. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Type 2 diabetes has reached alarming numbers in the United States. But you can prevent or delay it through healthy eating and active living, an expert suggests.

Diabetes affects more than 30 million Americans, and type 2 is the most common form. As many as one-third of Americans have prediabetes, but most don't know it, according to the Americ...

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Americans in states with the highest obesity rates are less likely to have weight-loss surgery, researchers say.

Why?

"None of the states with the five highest obesity rates crack the top 20 in terms of bariatric [weight-loss] surgery, and all but one are in the bottom 10 in terms of economic rank," said study co-author Dr. Eric DeM...

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Strictly limiting carbohydrates and eating more fat may help the body burn more calories, a new clinical trial shows.

Researchers found that among 164 adults in a weight-loss study, those placed on a low-carb, high-fat diet burned more daily calories, versus those given high-carb meals. On average, their bodies used up 250 extra calories pe...

THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) --When it comes to weight gain, what you eat clearly matters.

But a small, preliminary study now suggests that when you eat also matters, with people burning off more calories at the end of the day than they do at the beginning.

The finding is based on a three-week study that monitored metabolism changes throughout the da...

THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery may have a side benefit that most don't know about, with new research showing testosterone levels in male patients jump after the procedure is done.

Obesity can lead to lower testosterone levels, lower sexual satisfaction and reduced fertility in men, the study authors explained. A man's fertility declines an average of 10...

TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Deciding to have weight-loss surgery is tough enough, but then you have to choose between several procedures -- each with different risks and potential weight loss.

So how do you decide which one is best for you?

New research that compares three types of weight-loss surgery in more than 46,000 patients m...

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A behavioral therapist could be as important as a calorie-cutting diet for folks who want to lose weight, researchers say.

Brain scans reveal that people who are better at losing weight have more activity in regions of the brain associated with self-control, a small new study reports.

Teaching people to trigger their brain's self-c...

TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The quick weight loss that occurs after bariatric surgery seems to have an unintended consequence -- a greater risk of gallstones, a new study suggests.

The rapid loss of pounds was linked to a 10-fold increase in the hospital admissions for pancreatitis, gallstones and other gallbladder conditions.

"Gallstones are quite common in ...

TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Dropping weight might do more than make an older woman feel good. New research suggests it could lower her odds of breast cancer.

"Our study indicates that moderate, relatively short-term weight reduction was associated with a statistically significant reduction in breast cancer risk for postmenopausal women," said Dr. Rowan Chlebowski, from t...

FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Calories in must be less than calories out -- that's the basic rule of dieting.

But there's more to losing weight because more than hunger often motivates people to eat. So how can you find effective motivation to change your eating habits and lose weight?

Try these five keys to weight-loss success.

  • Monitoring ...

THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A failed attempt to create extremely obese mice have led researchers to discover a possible new way to treat obesity.

Instead of an extremely obese mouse, the Yale University team "created a mouse that eats fat but doesn't get fat," Anne Eichmann, a professor of cellular and molecular physiology, said in a university news release.

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WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People who want to have weight-loss surgery are facing much longer wait times now than a decade ago, a new study finds.

Among weight-loss surgery patients in Michigan, the typical wait time almost doubled between 2006 and 2016 -- from 86 days, to 159 days, researchers reported.

Delays were especially common for patients on Medicaid...

FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Fat-freezing is touted as a noninvasive way to shed "love handles," but it's riskier than previously believed, Florida plastic surgeons warn.

After the procedure, about one in 138 patients develops hardened lumps of fat at the treatment site, according to a small, new study.

The fat accumulation -- called paradoxical adipose hyperpla...

THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In a country where four out of 10 adults are obese, it's probably good news that half of U.S. adults say they've recently tried to shed some pounds.

They did this most often through exercise, cutting calories and eating their fruits and veggies, according to a new government survey that tracked Americans' weight-loss attempts between 2013 an...

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If mindless eating can put on the pounds, it stands to reason that mindful eating can help with diet success.

In fact, studies show that "eating-focused" mindfulness can bring significant changes in weight, in how you approach food, and even in psychological well-being. This makes it especially helpful for binge eaters, but it's also ...

THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're taking an antidepressant, you're likely to gain weight, a new study out of Britain reports.

That's a finding that generated little surprise among mental health experts.

"Psychiatrists have known about it, written about it and heard their patients talk about it for decades," said Dr. Brian Keefe, a psychiatrist and medical ...

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If current trends continue, nearly one-quarter of the world's population will be obese by 2045. And one in eight people will have type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.

Alongside those bulging waistlines, global rates of type 2 diabetes will jump from 9 percent to 12 percent over the next 27 years, placing an even...

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity may accelerate and amplify the crippling symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, new research suggests.

Conversely, the researchers also found that unexplained weight loss might also signal problems for these patients, because it could mean that they're at greater risk for disability.

"While patients and rheumatologists may be foc...

THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If an overweight child slims down before puberty, the risk of type 2 diabetes seems to slide away with the lost pounds.

Later weight loss also lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes in adulthood, just not as much, new research reports.

"The sooner we can get children to a healthy weight and lifestyle, the better off they'll be," said...

THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity rates in children have been rising for years, and the consequences of that extra weight may be showing up in cancer cases.

A new review found that certain cancers associated with people over 50 now affect people at younger ages more frequently. And obesity may be to blame.

Of the 20 most common cancers in the United State...

WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery may turn your love life upside down, new research suggests.

In one of two new Swedish studies, major weight loss after bariatric surgery was associated with more divorces.

In the other study, singles were more likely to form new relationships or marry after a weight-loss operation.

"Those of us who ...

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Dieters sometimes chalk up their lack of weight-loss success to a lack of willpower. The truth about willpower, though, is that everyone has some.

Research has shown that you wake up each day with a limited supply that gets depleted very quickly. The more you use willpower to avoid temptation of any kind, the faster it runs out.

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THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When you're trying to lose weight, cutting calories counts. But so does burning them off with exercise.

Exercise is also key to maintaining weight loss and being heart healthy, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Here are the maximum calorie burners, minute for minute.

At the top of the list are running at 8 miles...

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For some people, dieting is easier with emotional support.

In fact, research done at the University of Pennsylvania concluded that participating in diet programs focused on behavior modification may be more effective than going it alone when the sessions provide information, support and the accountability of weigh-ins. Other research found th...

TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to shedding pounds, the debate has raged about whether low-carb diets are better than low-fat ones. But new research finds little difference between the two.

That conclusion comes from the tracking of roughly 600 adults who had been between 15 and 100 pounds overweight when they embarked on either a low-fat or low-carb supervise...

TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you've been on a diet more than once, you know that it can be harder to maintain weight than to lose weight in the first place.

In fact, many people feel that dieting is easier and that not regaining the weight is the real challenge.

Here's help to keep off the pounds you worked so hard to shed.

Some research suggests t...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you find yourself famished after you've managed to diet away a sizable number of pounds, you're not alone.

Cutting back on calorie consumption is likely to spark changes that permanently boost appetite among obese men and women, Norwegian researchers report.

Blame it on the hunger hormone ghrelin, which spikes when you suddenly...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- By the time you've decided to have weight-loss surgery, you've probably given up on dieting altogether.

But a new study suggests that if you can drop some weight in the month before your procedure, you might have a smoother surgery and recovery -- and you could ultimately lose more weight.

Researchers asked people scheduled for we...

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After losing weight, many dieters soon regain much of what they took off. Now, research hints that chemicals lurking in clothing and furniture may play a role in this frustrating yo-yo cycle.

Widely used manmade chemicals called perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) may undermine dieters' attempts to maintain weight loss by slowing down the body's...

TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Losing 10 percent of your body weight appears to reduce pain related to obesity, even in non-weight-bearing areas, a new study finds.

"It's been known for some time that people who are obese tend to have higher levels of pain, generally speaking," said investigator Andrew Schrepf.

"But the assumption has always been the pain is going...

TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Everyone wants a beach-ready body, and many are willing to starve themselves to achieve it quickly. But new research suggests that fat lost on crash diets may clog the heart and reduce its function.

The good news is that this effect appears temporary. And for healthy people, there probably aren't any ill effects, said the study's lead author...

THURSDAY, Feb.1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're determined to shed excess pounds, your partner may end up losing a few, too, new research shows.

The six-month study involved 130 cohabitating couples in which one partner was actively trying to lose weight. In about one-third of cases (32 percent), the other partner also lost 3 percent or more of their body weight, the findings show...

TUESDAY, Jan. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you think your battle against obesity ends on the operating table, you're mistaken.

"Exercise and eating smaller portions have to be part of your lifestyle change in order to be successful" after weight-loss surgery, said Dr. Ann Rogers, director of Surgical Weight Loss at Penn State Medical Center, in Hershey, Pa.

It's also impo...

MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you've just shed a lot of pounds, you might want to hold off on buying a new wardrobe full of "thin" clothes.

That's because new research finds that lost weight starts creeping back almost immediately after a diet stops.

"We noticed that individuals transitioned from a weight loss intervention immediately to weight gain," said Ka...

FRIDAY, Dec. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a senior who's pledging to lose weight in 2018, be sure you're shedding excess fat without losing muscle and bone.

Losing fat is good for your heart, but maintaining muscle and bone is crucial for staying mobile and living independently, said Kristen Beavers, a health and exercise science professor at Wake Forest University.

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THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's that time of year again. People are rushing to buy gym memberships and cleaning out kitchen cabinets, swearing that this year will be the year they follow through on their resolution to lose weight.

But reaching that goal doesn't require a complete lifestyle overhaul. Small steps can make a big difference in your body and health.

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THURSDAY, Dec. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A comprehensive survey on the widening American waistline finds that as paychecks get bigger, women's average weight tends to drop.

But men aren't following suit.

Based on 2014 data, "obesity prevalence was lower in the highest income group among women, but this was not the case among men," according to a team from the U.S. Centers...

FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's never too late for women to lose weight to lower their breast cancer risk, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that a 5 percent or greater weight loss after menopause could lower the odds of breast cancer by about 12 percent. For a 170-pound woman, a 5 percent weight loss would be 8.5 pounds.

"A modest weight loss that seems...

TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Weight loss from dieting can slow the progression of knee arthritis in overweight people, according to a new study.

But losing pounds from exercise alone will not help preserve those aging knees, the researchers found.

Obesity is a major risk factor for painful knee osteoarthritis -- degeneration of cartilage caused by wear and tear...

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- What if you could have your cake, eat it, too, and lose weight?

A nutritional fad called CICO -- short for "Calories In, Calories Out" -- promises just that for those looking to shed some pounds.

The pitch is straightforward: Eat whatever you want, junk food included, and still shrink your waistline -- as long as every day ...

THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people who follow a low-fat weight-loss plan could tack extra years onto their life, a new review of medical evidence suggests.

Such diets appear to help decrease overall risk of early death by 18 percent in people with obesity, amounting to six fewer deaths for every 1,000 people, researchers concluded.

"Weight loss by cutti...

FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Struggling to lose weight? Maybe posting that selfie on social media can help, researchers say.

Their study included 33 people in two weight-loss groups -- surgical and nonsurgical -- who regularly blogged or posted online about their weight-loss experiences and were followed for four years.

Sharing their successes and setbacks on soc...

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Think you know what's in your favorite supplement? Think again.

More than half of the herbal and dietary supplements analyzed by researchers contained ingredients that differed from the list on their labels.

Some had hidden ingredients that might actually harm health, researchers said.

Bodybuilding and weight-loss suppleme...

TUESDAY, Oct. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People who turn to surgery in their struggle with obesity may be more vulnerable to opioid dependence after their procedure, new research suggests.

Long-term use of these powerful yet highly addictive painkillers is more common after weight-loss surgery than after general surgery, the researchers reported.

"Patients undergoing baria...

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity surgery can have long-lasting effects on weight and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, a new study finds.

Doctors have known that a type of obesity surgery, called gastric bypass, works in the short-term. Patients typically lose a lot of weight, and obesity-related health problems can be prevented or ev...

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Frustrating as it may seem, banishing extra fat isn't impossible. Study after study has shown that the clincher, after cutting back on calories, is exercise. But as you charge into the gym, don't forget to enlist one of your best fat-fighting allies: your own muscles. If you want to get into shape, aerobic workouts can't be beat for their power to tune up the heart and lungs. Aerobics will also t...

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