• Why junk food in school must go: The effect of state laws on childhood obesity

    August 27, 2012

    Since 1980, childhood obesity has tripled in the U.S., and in Texas, over 30 percent of children are either overweight or obese. If something is not done soon, our kids will be doomed to a shorter life filled with chronic disease. Amazingly, a lot of this could be avoided if we reduced our children’s daily ...

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  • Lifting weights for weight loss

    August 26, 2012

    Fat loss is all about caloric expenditure. We must burn more calories than we take in. While on the quest for fat loss, many people place far too much focus on how many calories they are burning during their exercise sessions. If you train in the proper way, you can actually greatly enhance the total ...

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  • Weight Loss Surgery Cuts Risk of Type 2 Diabetes by up to 80 Percent

    August 25, 2012

    Swedish researchers have suggested that weight loss surgery reduced obese patients’ 10-year risk of getting type 2 diabetes by 80 percent. The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers followed, for 15 years, over 3,400 obese men and women who had surgery and those who did not. None of the patients ...

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  • 3 Prerequisites for Successful Weight Loss

    August 24, 2012

    Can weight loss be fun, pleasurable, natural and even easy? Yes. Many clients, patients and readers using my methods have said so. But there’s a catch. I screen my clients, and I make sure they meet the prerequisites before I’ll work with them. In my book, I make sure readers know about them. Since 1985 I ...

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  • Study: Obesity surgery can help prevent diabetes

    August 23, 2012

    Doctors are reporting a new benefit from weight-loss surgery — preventing diabetes. Far fewer obese people developed that disease if they had stomach-shrinking operations rather than usual care to try to slim down, a large study in Sweden found. The results, published in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine, are provoking fresh debate about when adjustable ...

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  • Weight Loss Tip: Routine Over Willpower

    August 22, 2012

    With temptations everywhere it’s hard to constantly say no and leave it all up to willpower. If you’re ready to make your healthy lifestyle a priority, you’ve got to start with a strong foundation. Indulgences are necessary from time to time, but staying committed to a routine will help habits stick for long-term success. It ...

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  • Bariatric Surgery Can Improve Quality of Life, Mental Health

    August 21, 2012

    New research shows that surgery to remove adipose tissue results in an overall improvement in quality of life. Bariatric surgery is an increasingly common, yet controversial approach to help the obese. Critics claim the procedure is merely a cosmetic approach that ignores the root cause of the condition. However, as the procedure has become more commonplace — ...

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  • Weight Loss Tips From Top Fitness Pros

    August 20, 2012

    By Charlotte Libov Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH You see their faces everywhere, peering from the jackets of their latest bestsellers or DVDs and dispensing weight-loss advice on TV talk- and self-help shows. They star on popular fitness programs like Bravo’s “Thintervention” and NBC’s “Biggest Loser”, cheering on participants to greater physical achievements ...

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  • Health, Social Life Improve After Weight-Loss Surgery

    August 19, 2012

    Weight-loss surgery to treat obesity not only improves people’s health, but also benefits their relationships and social lives, a new study finds. Researchers from Arizona State University questioned more than 200 adults who underwent weight-loss surgery about their surgical results as well as why they wanted the operation in the first place. The patients, who ranged in ...

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  • Mythbuster: Yo-yo dieting no deterrent to future weight loss, study reveals

    August 18, 2012

    Diet news is never just plain good.Good would be something like “Eating chocolate causes you to lose weight and gain lean muscle mass, study finds.” The latest, out of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, is not like that. Yo-yo dieting, researchers have found, actually doesn’t change your metabolism and make it harder to lose weight in future ...

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