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  1. Weight Loss Surgery Prevents Diabetes

    Aug. 22, 2012 -- Weight loss surgery reduced obese patients' 10-year risk of getting type 2 diabetes by 80%, Swedish researchers report. The study, begun in 1987, already has shown that weight loss surgery, also called bariatric surgery, can improve blood sugar levels in obese patients. The study ha

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  2. Yo-Yo Dieters Don’t Necessarily Lack Willpower

    Aug. 17, 2012 -- Even if the pounds you shed have crept back once again, you shouldn’t toss out your skinny jeans, new research suggests. A study of postmenopausal women found that yo-yo dieters are just as likely to stick with a diet and/or exercise program as those whose weight hasn’t bounced arou

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  3. State Obesity Rankings: No Winners

    Aug. 13, 2012 -- At least 1 in 5 people is obese in every U.S. state, the CDC reported today. In the most obese states -- Mississippi and Louisiana -- more than 1 in 3 people is obese. But 10 other states are close behind, with more than 30% obesity among adults. The findings come from the CDC's ann

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  4. Are You in Denial About Your Weight?

    Aug. 2, 2012 -- The next time one of your friends asks if he or she looks like they put on some weight, you may want to consider being honest with them -- even if the answer is yes. If so, you will be doing your part to help break through our collective denial about our tendency to gain weight. A ne

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  5. Belviq, Qsymia: New Weight Loss Drugs Compared

    July 18, 2012 -- Two new prescription weight loss drugs, Belviq and Qsymia, now have the FDA's blessing. Which, if either, is for you? Both drugs help some people lose weight. Neither drug is for everyone. Yet the two drugs are quite different. Here's WebMD's FAQ comparing Qsymia to Belviq. Vivus Ph

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  6. FDA Approves Diet Drug Qsymia

    July 17, 2012 -- For the second time in less than a month, the FDA has approved a new prescription weight loss drug. Qsymia, developed by California-based Vivus Inc., combines two already prescribed medications -- the stimulant phentermine and the anti-seizure drug Topamax (topiramate) -- in a contr

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  7. Food Journal: Write It Down, Shed More Pounds

    July 13, 2012 -- If you want to lose weight, you need to eat less -- and if you want to eat less, it helps to write it down. When researchers studied the eating behaviors of female dieters they found that two of the most important tools linked to successful weight loss were a pen and notebook. Women

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  8. Diet Secret: Small Pieces of Food More Filling

    July 10, 2012 -- Call it the cut-up-food-diet: We feel full faster, and eat less later, when our food is served in small pieces. It works in both college students and lab rats, according to a study by Devina Wadhera and colleagues at Arizona State University. "Cutting up energy-dense foods into smal

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  9. Cranberries Combat Urinary Tract Infections

    July 9, 2012 -- Grandma's advice may be true after all. Cranberries, long touted as a folk remedy to combat urinary tract infections, may help curb urinary tract infections (UTIs). A new study confirms that cranberry juice and other cranberry products can help prevent UTIs in some people. But it may

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  10. Breastfeeding Fights Obesity

    July 10, 2012 -- Breastfeeding may help women keep their weight in check and make them less likely to become obese as they get older. A large new study shows postmenopausal women who breastfed for at least six months had a lower body mass index (BMI) than those who did not, regardless of how many ch

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