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

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.

An easy way to lose weight: Read a fast-paced novel

With the New Year about to ring in, most have thought about resolutions: losing weight, being on time, being fiscally responsible, and the list goes on.

A computer chip in arm may soon be magic formula for weight loss

Swiss researchers are working on what may become an easy way to lose weight. As the science journal Nature Communications reported this week, the overweight person would only have to allow a small computer 'chip' to be implanted in their arm.

Patient of Burlington Medical Clinic Lands on the Dr. Oz Show Special

Burlington - Kerry Rommens has a pretty unique adventure story on how she lost nearly 100 lbs. The patient of Wharton Medical Clinic in Burlington, ON, set out to improve her health and appearance only a couple of years ago.

Op-Ed: What is Garcinia Cambogia?

Every few years a new dieting fad comes along, but if the men in white coats are right, this one might just deliver where others have failed.

Study pins weight gain to drinking, ignores many other factors

A recent study published in the May issue of the peer-reviewed American Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicated that men that drink a moderate amount of alcohol tend to consume more than 400 extra calories on the days they drink.

Wanna lose weight? Dubai rewards weight loss with gold

If you want to take off a few pounds you may want to move to Dubai in the UAE, and take off more than a few. The governing powers that be in the city have a new program offering participants a gram of gold for each pound they lose.

Obamacare provision will attempt to tackle obesity

The age of Obamacare has arrived and with the health care act comes sweeping changes to the heath care system. One of those changes has to do with how the health care industry deals with the problem of obesity.

Study finds happy marriage may be big marriage due to weight gain

A study on weight loss and gain from the Southern Methodist University has found a happy marriage isn't necessarily a healthy one. The study's figures found that happy marriages are more often associated with weight gain, divorces with weight loss

Study says bacteria in tummies may help achieve easy weight loss

A new study has found that weight loss may be achieved by introducing certain gut microbes to the stomach. The study found by taking microbes from mice who had gastric bypass surgery and putting them in mice who didn't, the latter mice lost weight.

World's skinniest woman warns against anorexia

Valeria Levitin is a skeleton with a thin film of skin tightly over her bones. Hundreds of girls worldwide want to look like her, but she would rather be the poster model of how anorexia can disintegrate your body.

Secret to weight-loss is a high-protein breakfast, reseacher says

A researcher from the University of Missouri says that eating a high-protein breakfast makes losing weight easier. Her study found that after a high-protein breakfast, people are less likely to make poor eating choices later in the day.

Father blames himself for fat children

Daan Schoeman believes that as a parent he has assassinated his sons' bodies with his family's lifestyle and diet. His son Kevin once weighed 145 kg at age 19.
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Kerry Rommens (third in on left) has lost nearly 100lbs. Today she appeared on the Dr. Oz Show talki...
Kerry Rommens (third in on left) has lost nearly 100lbs. Today she appeared on the Dr. Oz Show talking about her success story.
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Dr. Sean Wharton is impressed with his patient's determination to lose nearly 100lbs.
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