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Artificial sweeteners can make you fatter — Science proves it

A new study co-led by the University of Sydney showed that artificial sweeteners may contribute to weight gain. Although they were invented for the opposite purpose, eating "sugar-free" and "diet" foods and beverages may actually make you fatter.

One weight-loss tool you may or may not be able to stomach

With so many different methods for losing weight on the market today, many overweight people are still looking for a "miracle" that allows them to lose weight while eating normally. "AspireAssist" may be the answer.

Exercise alone doesn’t lead to weight loss: Study

A new study has shown that simply putting hours in the gym, while maintaining the same diet, is not effective for losing weight. This is because the calorie burning process reaches a plateau.

Weight loss medication recalled

Washington - The company Bee Extremely Amazed LLC, based in Jewett, Ohio, U.S., is recalling several of its products marketed for weight loss because the products contain undeclared ingredients.

The more weight you carry, the harder it is to slim

Cambridge - There could be a scientific basis to the perception that a heavier a person is then the harder it is for that person to lose weight. It all comes down to a simple protein.

Dietary supplements land 63 people in ER every day in U.S.

Injuries caused by weight loss and energy supplements are sending over 20,000 young adults and teens to the emergency room every year in the U.S., most often for cardiovascular events.

Are Europeans too fat?

According to the World Health Organization, the average European is now overweight and this carries health implications.

Cutting fat is better than cutting carbs for weight loss

A new U.S.-centric health study health study claims that reducing the fat content in a diet is more effective for weight loss than reducing the carbohydrate content.

Low-carb Paleo diet promotes weight loss and health say experts

A low-carb Paleolithic diet promotes natural weight loss and optimal health, according to the book, "The Perfect Human Diet," by fitness expert CJ Hunt.

Op-Ed: A bar of chocolate a day helps you lose weight. Really?

There is plenty of good science out there, and there is plenty of bad science. A scientist and journalist, John Bohannon, has highlighted how quickly 'bad science' can circulate with a spoof feature on chocolate and weight loss.

Obesity health issues continue past weight loss

A new study shows losing weight does not mitigate the effects of obesity on tumor development. This health warning relates to studies conducted in mice.

Scientific study reveals which diet programs work and don't work

A scientific study has revealed that most commercial diet programs can't provide one scrap of evidence that they work. After extensive analysis, the researchers have concluded that only two diet programs can be considered to be really effective.

Review: Eating the 'right' kind of calories will make you feel full

A new television program has revealed how knowing which calories to eat, rather than how many, is critical to losing weight.

New weight loss solution drug

A new candidate drug shows promise as a weight-loss solution in mice, prompting the animals to burn calories in the absence of a meal. The drug may one day be suitable for people.

Crash diets better than steady weight loss, study finds

When it comes to weight loss it appears that slow and steady does not win the race, a new study out of Australia has found. The study says that crash dieting is more effective when it comes to thinning down than taking a measured approach.

Study finds losing weight can avoid kidney disease in diabetics

Some 35 percent of people with diabetes will, to varying degrees of severity, go on to develop kidney disease, many requiring dialysis. New research suggests that for diabetics who lose weight the chances of developing kidney disease is lowered.

Locals vandalize 'fat-shaming' muffin top advertisement

Jackson - One plastic surgeon put up a billboard which denigrated people for having rolls of fat known as "muffin tops." Unknown residents vandalized it by blocking out parts of the sign and spraying "you're beautiful!" at the top.

Obese sibling plays larger role in obesity than overweight parent

A new study suggests that having an obese sibling increases a child's chances of becoming overweight more than having obese parents.

Study shows fitness trackers help older people lose weight

A study from Wake Forest University in the U.S. shows the use of fitness trackers helps older people to lose weight. The researchers worked with 48 obese persons from 65 to 79 for ten months.

Does calorie restriction lead to weight loss?

A study on monkeys, drawn from a 25-year study of diet and aging, indicates a significant reduction in mortality and in age-associated diseases among those with calorie-restricted diets.

Weight loss pills recalled due to illegal tampering

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is voluntarily recalling all Alli weight loss products from U.S. and Puerto Rico retailers. The company believes that some packages of the product were tampered with and may contain product that is not authentic Alli.

Flat belly dietary products: Really making your tummies trimmer?

Beltsville - Flat belly ads appear everywhere on the Internet. They suggest that in one click you will know the secret to reducing your body fat. Is there any truth in their claims? Agricultural Research Service scientists investigated and found some unusual results.

Tequila plant shown to lower blood sugar, aid in weight loss

A sweetener made from the plant used to produce tequila has been shown to possibly help lower blood glucose levels and help the obese lose weight.

U.S. regulators probe allegations of 'pyramid scheme' at Herbalife

The Federal Trade Commission in the United States is to look into allegations that Herbalife, the nutrition and weight loss firm, is operating some form of "pyramid scheme."

How playing Tetris can curb your cravings

If you crave food, a cigarette or even sex, researchers at the UK's Plymouth Institute believe you can cut back on those urges by playing Tetris.

Caution over weight loss drugs

Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy researchers have questioned how safe two recently approved weight loss drugs actually are.

Study: Probiotics can lead to weight loss in women, not men

A newly-released study out of Laval Univ. in Quebec, Canada, has found probiotics from the lactobacillus rhamnosus family (common in European yogurts) lead to significant weight loss in women. Similar weight loss was not found in men.

Eating more before and after workout may aid weight loss

Many trainers will tell you that what you do in the kitchen is perhaps more important than what you do in the gym, but experts will also tell you that what you eat in the hour before and after your workouts is equally important.

Reducing the super-size myth

Des Moines - A recent high-school science experiment has shed new light on the seemingly ages-old mindset about the health dangers of consuming fast food, putting the spotlight not on what you eat but how you eat.

Op-Ed: Garcinia is the new weight-lose craze but some experts, skeptical Special

Moss Beach - In the never-ending battle of maintaining that "perfect" physique or dress size, there is always a new product on the horizon that offers hope to millions of people eager to lose weight and maintain good health.
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