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  1. Half of Adults Could be Overweight by 2030: Report

    Nov. 20, 2014 -- Nearly half the world's adults will be overweight or obese by 2030 if current trends continue, a new report by the McKinsey Global Institute predicts. Currently, 2.1 billion people -- nearly one-third of the global population -- are overweight or obese, according to the institute, t

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  2. Working Night Shift May Slow Your Metabolism

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Working by night and sleeping by day may slow down the body's metabolism, a small study suggests. Researchers found that when they put 14 volunteers on a schedule that simulated night-shift work, it quickly curbed the number

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  3. What You Might Not Know About Weight Loss Surgery

    Nov. 14, 2014 -- For Julie Murphy, being overweight was familiar. After all, her entire family was big. But she was determined to handle things differently. “My mom never would go anywhere with us -- she was always so embarrassed because she was so overweight,” says 57-year-old Murphy, who's from ea

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  4. Big-Name Diets All Work for a While, Review Finds

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There are plenty of famous-name diets for weight loss, but none stands out from the pack when it comes to lasting results, a new review suggests. Looking at a dozen clinical trials, researchers found that three big-name diet

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  5. Implanted Balloons in Stomach May Spur Weight Loss

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Balloons placed inside the stomach can trigger substantial weight loss without the need for invasive surgery, according to a new clinical trial. The new device -- two connected balloons filled with saline -- helped obese

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  6. Weight-Loss Surgery Has Low Complication Rates

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 2 diabetes who undergo a weight-loss procedure called laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery have a low risk for complications or death, according to a new study. The study was scheduled for presentation Thu

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  7. Dulled Taste May Boost Weight-Loss Surgery Results

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some people can't taste food as well after undergoing weight-loss surgery, but this side effect may help them shed more weight, new research suggests. The study included 88 severely obese people, average age 49, who unde

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  8. Should You Jump on the Protein Bandwagon?

    Nov. 3, 2014 -- People have debated the merits of low-fat and low-carb diets for years. But now the third macronutrient appears to have muscled its way into the limelight: Stroll the aisles at any supermarket, and you’ll spot a variety of products, from cereal to Greek yogurt to bagels, touting thei

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  9. Obese Crash-Test Dummies Being Developed

    Oct. 31, 2014 -- New crash-test dummies are being developed to reflect the fact that many Americans are obese. Currently, a typical crash-test dummy represents a person who is about 167 pounds and not overweight. New dummies under development are based on the measurements of a 270-pound severely obe

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  10. Study Compares 2 Common Weight-Loss Surgeries

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A comparison of two of the most common types of weight loss surgery found that laparoscopic gastric bypass helped patients shed more excess pounds than adjustable gastric banding, but carried a higher risk of short-term

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