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Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Weight Gain

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Several beverages, including diet soda, and prepared foods use Aspartame in place of sugar. Those trying hard to shed extra pounds commonly use Aspartame, for it reduces the total calorie intake. But new research reveals that this artificial sweetener might not help you lose weight. More disturbingly, the study hints it might have the contrary […]

Obesity linked to meningioma brain tumour

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

According to a new study, obesity or being overweight may be a risk factor for developing a type of brain tumour known as meningioma. The study was led by Gundula Behrens, a statistician at the University of Regensburg in Germany, who said, “This is an important finding since there are few known risk factors for […]

Liraglutide linked to increase weight loss in diabetes patients

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

According to a recent study, the drug liraglutide (brand name Victoza) may be linked to increased weight loss in overweight type 2 diabetes patients. The study was led by Melanie Davies, of the Leicester Diabetes Centre at Leicester General Hospital in the UK, who said, “To our knowledge, this is the first study specifically designed […]

Weight loss surgery shows only short-term benefits

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

According to a new Israeli study, A weight loss surgery called laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG), may have short-term benefits but lack long-term weight loss benefits. The study found that those who underwent LSG regained the weight that was lost and saw their type 2 diabetes return. The study was led by Andrei Keidar, of Beilinson […]

Over two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

According to a new study, over two-thirds of Americans are now overweight or obese. This is despite growing awareness of obesity. The study was led by Lin Yang and Graham Colditz of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and used data from the 2007-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Philip […]

Weight loss surgery may treat urinary leaks

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

A new study has found that weight loss surgery could help ease the symptoms of urinary incontinence or urinary leaks. The study was led by Leslee Subak, of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. It found that bariatric surgery could improve this condition. Tiffany Jackson, medical […]

Bariatric surgery reduces long-term health costs

Friday, June 5th, 2015

According to a new study, gastric bypass and banding surgery and other bariatric surgeries for weight loss may reduce healthcare costs associated with obesity and other related diseases in the long run. The study was led author Kristina Lewis, of Kaiser Permanente in Atlanta, Georgia, who said, “Patients with severe obesity have greater health care […]

Weight loss programs fall short of long-term success

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

According to a new study, many weight loss programs fall short of success in the long term. Commercial weight loss programs are growing increasingly popular in the US, where around two-thirds of adults are obese or overweight. This new review was led by Kimberly A. Gudzune, MD, of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, […]

Bariatric surgery could improve joint replacement surgery results

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

Weight loss or bariatric surgery before a joint replacement surgery could help improve the results of the surgery, according to two new studies. The senior author for these studies was Emily Dodwell, MD, of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Adam Powell, PhD, president of Payer+Provider and a health care economist, said, […]

‘Healthy’ obesity may not be so healthy in the long term

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

According to a new study, obese people who are considered ‘healthy’, which means they do not have any related medical issues, may not be so healthy in the long term. The study was led by Joshua A. Bell, MSc, of the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health at University College London in England. Bell said, […]

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