Obesity

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Vibration Plate Machines May Aid Weight Loss and Trim Abdominal Fat

Vibration plate exercise machines may help you lose weight and trim the particularly harmful belly fat between the organs.
Obalon Balloon System for Weight Loss

Obalon Balloon System for Weight Loss, FDA Approves Marketing

The Obalon Balloon System, a weight-loss system that uses gastric balloons to occupy space in the stomach, has been approved by the FDA for...
Allulose - Rare Sugar Sweetener and Diabetes

Rare Sugar Sweeteners Helped Control Blood Glucose in Study

According to a recent study, low-calorie, natural rare sugars could help regulate glucose levels, which would make them a good option as a sweetener...
Tiny Implant to Lower Blood Sugar Levels and Weight

Implant Invented to Lower Blood Sugar Levels and Weight

A spongy implant into fat tissue reduced weight gain and blood-sugar levels with no adverse affects - a development that can benefit people with diabetes or prediabetes.
Fast Food - Eating and Your Feellings - Junk Food and Emotional Over Eating

Study Finds Simple Fix to Curb Unhealthy Eating Caused by Stress

Stress during the workday can lead to overeating and unhealthy food choices at dinnertime, but there could be a buffer to this harmful pattern.
Discover Could Prevent or Treat Diabetes and Obesity

Nischarin May Treat or Prevent Diabetes and Obesity

Researchers discovered the ability of Nischarin to treat or prevent metabolic diseases including obesity and diabetes.
New Childhood Obesity Calculation

New Way to Spot Adolescent Obesity Better Than BMI

The body mass index calculations that physicians have been relying on for decades may not be accurate for assessing body fat in adolescents between...

Liraglutide Helps Patients with Diabetes Lose Weight

For people with type 2 diabetes, liraglutide resulted in significantly greater weight loss when compared to a placebo. Moderate weight loss can improve glycemic...
Photo of Pears - a Fermentable Carbohydate. Fermentable Carbohydrate and Obesity

Fermentable Carbohydrate May Protect Against Obesity

Researchers tested a high-fat diet that contained fermentable carbohydrate and found that it protected against obesity, but relied on a speficif receptor. The team of...
Doctor Bias Makes Fighting Obesity Harder

Doctor Bias Towards Obese People is Real and Needs to Stop, Says Study

With American obesity rates exceeding 37 percent, osteopathic educators try shifting mindset of physicians who have negative attitudes towards obese people as a way to curb obesity.

Weight Watchers Better for Type 2 Diabetes than Standard Care

Study to see if Weight Watchers led to better outcomes for people with type 2 diabetes than standard care has been published - showing...
China Faces Epidemic of Heart Disease and Stroke

China Faces Epidemic of Heart Disease and Stroke

Cardiovascular problems propelled by increases in high blood pressure and obesity are hitting the Chinese population, according to a new study. Is Western...
Late Night Eating Leads to Body Fat, Higher BMI

Later Timing of Meals Linked to Increased Body Fat and BMI

Researchers have found that later circadian timing of food intake is associated with increased body mass index and body fat, but how late is too late?
Baby Size and Gestational Diabetes, Obesity

Gestational Diabetes Screening Too Late to Prevent Excessive Fetal Growth

According to a recent study, maternal obesity and diabetes in pregnancy result in early overgrowth of the baby in the womb, which affects the...

European Countries: Big Differences in Cardiovascular Disease Death Rates

There are large inequalities in death rates due to diseases of the heart and blood vessels between European countries. This corresponds to lower life...

Cardiotrophin 1 Shows Promising Results for Treatment of Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity

Scientists have discovered that cardiotrophin 1, a protein synthesized by muscle cells and adipose tissue, has a marked effect on fat and glucose metabolism.

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