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Lose fat, preserve muscle-weight training beats cardio for older adults

Weight training or cardio? For older adults trying to slim down, pumping iron might be the way to go. A new study by researchers at...
How obesity contributes to, blocks treatment of pancreatic cancer

How obesity contributes to, blocks treatment of pancreatic cancer

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have discovered the mechanism by which obesity increases inflammation and desmoplasia — an accumulation of connective tissue — in...
Fad diets or lifestyle changes — where do three popular weight-reduction plans fit in?

Fad diets or lifestyle changes — where do three popular weight-reduction plans fit in?

More than 35 percent of American adults are considered obese, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With so much emphasis...
Five supplements that claim to speed up weight loss – and what the science says

Five supplements that claim to speed up weight loss

And what the science says When you google “weight loss” the challenge to sort fact from fiction begins. These five supplements claim to speed up weight...

People who are ‘healthy’ obese are at risk of heart disease

New research shows that so called ‘metabolically healthy’ obese people are still at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, such as heart failure or stroke,...
5 most popular fat burner supplements for weight loss success

5 most popular fat burner supplements for weight loss success

Burning fat is one main way to lose body weight. But for most people, it requires persistent efforts and a long time. And even if...
5 most popular shakes for weight loss success

5 most popular shakes for weight loss success

Meal replacement shakes are a popular option for weight loss management. They are used as substitutes for a solid food meal. Meal replacement shakes can...
Weight loss surgery what you need to know

Weight loss surgery: what you need to know

For many patients suffering from severe obesity, a gastric sleeve (reducing the stomach) is an ideal alternative to a gastric bypass (bypassing the stomach...
5 tips to help you lose weight and maintain it successfully

5 tips to help you lose weight and maintain it successfully

Changing the way you approach weight loss can help you be more successful at losing it. Most people who try to lose weight focus on...
To protect your heart, ditch the idea of “healthy obesity”

To protect your heart, ditch the idea of “healthy obesity”

The so-called “healthy obesity” refers to a condition in which people are obese but have no metabolic syndrome (e.g., type 2 diabetes, high blood...
A healthy diet is better for people at high genetic risk for obesity

A healthy diet is better for people at high genetic risk for obesity

The benefits of sticking to a healthy diet to prevent long-term weight gain are greater in people at high genetic risk for obesity than...
Weight loss may lower breast cancer risk

Weight loss may lower breast cancer risk

In a new study, researchers found women who lost weight had a lower risk of developing invasive breast cancer than those who maintained or...
You can improve your metabolism to lose weight fast

You can improve your metabolism to lose weight fast

Improving your gut health can help you take control of your cravings and lose weight. Right now, you’ve got 100 trillion bacteria living in your...
The tough truth about weight loss

The tough truth about weight loss

Here’s a sobering statistic: Roughly 90 percent of people who lose a lot of weight eventually regain just about all of it. This stark fact...
People have more belly fat, less muscle after crashing dieting

People have more belly fat, less muscle after crashing dieting

Extreme dieting causes short-term body changes that may have long-term health consequences, according to a new study. Women are more likely than men to participate...

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8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

Maintaining a trim midsection does more than make you look great—it can help you live longer. Larger waistlines are linked to a higher risk of...
From 275 to 155 a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

From 275 to 155: a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

Dr. Patricia Happel grew up in a family where obesity and unhealthy habits were common. One grandfather used to hide his heart medication in a...
5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

Losing weight and keeping it off with diet and exercise alone can be hard, no matter how active and athletic you are. But there are...
3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

I love breakfast. It is exceptionally rare for me to miss breakfast, and when I do, I am in a prickly mood most of the...
Sugar substitute (aspartame) may prevent, not help with, weight loss

Sugar substitute (aspartame) may prevent, not help with, weight loss

A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) scientists has found a possible mechanism explaining why use of the sugar substitute (aspartame) might not help...