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  1. Fewer Pounds May Lead to Better Sex

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Women who shed pounds after weight-loss surgery gained a more satisfying sex life, researchers report. Two years after their procedure, known as bariatric surgery, women reported improvements in their arousal, lubrication, sexu

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  2. Removable 'Gut Sleeve' a Future Weight-Loss Tool?

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23 (HealthDay News) -- People struggling with severe obesity are increasingly turning to bariatric, or weight-loss, surgery. But the procedure is invasive, irreversible and not without risks. A new study conducted on rats describes a nonsurg

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  3. Weight-Loss Surgery Seems to Beat Diet & Exercise

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) -- For people who have a lot of weight to lose, weight-loss surgery appears more effective than diet and exercise, a new review suggests. The one caveat to this study, however, is that the results only include two years of data, s

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  4. Weight-Loss Surgery & Long-Term Diabetes Control

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Weight loss surgery can benefit overweight patients with type 2 diabetes for up to nine years after the procedure, according to a new study. Long-term follow-up showed that patients continued to have improvements in their dia

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  5. When Football Team Loses, Fans Reach for Junk Food

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Here's something to chew on as the National Football League prepares to kick off a new season Thursday night: sports fans turn to junk food to console themselves when their team goes down to defeat, new research suggests. In a se

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  6. Gut Bugs May Hold Key to Weight Control: Mouse Study

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay News) -- The bacteria living in your digestive system may be the last thing on your mind, but a new study in mice raises the prospect that obese people might get benefits through the transfer of a thinner person's gut germs. The resear

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  7. Your Gut Bacteria May Predict Your Obesity Risk

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Bacteria in people's digestive systems -- gut germs -- seem to affect whether they become overweight or obese, and new research sheds more light on why that might be. The findings, from an international team of scientists, al

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  8. Obesity's Death Toll May Be Higher Than Thought

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have vastly underestimated the number of deaths caused by obesity in the United States, a new report reveals. Obesity accounts for 18 percent of deaths among black and white Americans between the ages of 40 and 8

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  9. Q&A: Were You Born to Be Obese?

    Aug. 1, 2013 -- For people who often feel hungry right after eating, a recent finding about genetics and obesity was, if not welcome news, at least thought-provoking. People who have two copies of a modified form (or variant) of a certain gene are much more likely to feel hungry after eating a meal,

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  10. Your Body's Fat-Cell 'Switch' May Decide This

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've found a "toggle switch" that controls whether fat cells in the body burn up or store their energy. The switch is the vitamin D receptor (VDR), a protein that binds with vitamin D. Along with many already

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