Can diet pills help you lose weight

Can diet pills help you lose weight?

Everyone knows that a combination of diet and exercise is the best way to lose weight. But many of us have tried this, over...
Why people gain more weight in their middle age

Why people gain more weight in their middle age

Did you know that the average young U.S. adult gains 30 pounds by the time they reach age 50? This weight gain happens even though...
Should you choose low-fat or low carb for weight loss

Should you choose low-fat or low carb for weight loss?

Healthy diets play a key role in weight loss and maintenance. However, what diet is the optimal has been controversial for 30 years. Some people...
How belly fat could increase your cancer risk

How belly fat could increase your cancer risk

It's been well established that obesity is a contributor to cancer risk, but how it actually causes cancer is still a question that hasn't...
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...
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...
How to lose weight and maintain it successfully

How to 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...
How to change your behavior to lose weight

How to change your behavior to lose weight

Over the past few years it has become clear that weight is an important health issue. Some people who need to lose weight for their...
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...
Gut microbes contribute to recurrent “Yo-Yo” obesity

Gut microbes contribute to recurrent “Yo-Yo” obesity

Following a successful diet, many people are dismayed to find their weight rebounding – an all-too-common phenomenon termed “recurrent” or “yo-yo” obesity. Worse still, 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...
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...
Eating late may wreak havoc on your body

Eating late may wreak havoc on your body

Eating late at night could be worse for your health than you might think. Compared to eating earlier in the day, prolonged delayed eating can...
Little diet pain, big health gain

Little diet pain, big health gain

Those who struggle with obesity, take heart. Losing as little as 5% of your body weight is enough to reap significant health benefits, according to...
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...

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

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

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