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  1. Drink Water Before Meals to Lose Weight?

    Aug. 28, 2015 -- Drinking about 16 ounces of water 30 minutes before meals can help with weight loss for obese adults, new research suggests. The results of the small study need to be confirmed in bigger trials, though, say the researchers from the University of Birmingham in the U.K. The study team

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  2. Oldest Sister at Greater Risk of Obesity

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Firstborn girls are more likely to be overweight or obese in adulthood than their younger sisters, results of a new study suggest. Firstborns had 29 percent greater odds of being overweight and 40 percent greater odds

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  3. Doctor's Support Boosts Weight Loss, Study Shows

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors play an important role in helping people lose weight, a new study finds. Weight loss was double on average for obese patients who felt they had the most helpful doctors compared to those who felt their doctors were

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  4. Weight Loss While You Relax? Mouse Study Details

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fat-burning that leads to weight loss while you sleep or relax sounds like a promise from a quack fad diet, but new genetic research into the causes of obesity suggests it might be possible. Researchers have found a g

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  5. Diabetes Drug Might Also Help Some Patients Lose Weight

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of the diabetes drug liraglutide seem to help patients with type 2 diabetes lose weight, a new study suggests. In a trial funded by the drug's maker Novo Nordisk, people who took 3 milligrams (mg) of liraglut

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  6. Calorie Burn Boost: Weight-Loss Surgery's Secret?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that may help to explain why weight loss can be sustained after gastric bypass surgery, scientists report that the procedure boosts the amount of calories that people burn while eating a meal. "Parts of the s

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  7. Weight-Loss Surgery's Benefits May Fade With Time

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although weight-loss surgery may produce initial dramatic weight loss and improve type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests that in the long run, many people regain weight and see their diabetes return. In fact, in the fir

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  8. How 'Bad' Fat Can Turn Into 'Good' Fat

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Unhealthy white fat can be transformed into calorie-burning brown fat, researchers report. Finding a way to burn calories without having to increase physical activity levels could prove crucial in fighting obesity and the

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  9. The Risks of Belly Fat -- and How to Beat Them

    In the late 1990s, Ginger Moore was at a health crossroads. Like many others in their early 40s, she’d packed on some extra pounds around the middle. She’s the first to admit that she ate “for all the wrong reasons.” The biggest one: “to comfort myself emotionally after a bad day.” But her experienc

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  10. FDA Approves 'Belly Balloon' Weight Loss Device

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese Americans struggling to shed pounds have a new weight-loss option: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a temporary, implanted balloon device to treat obesity. The ReShape Integrated Dual Ball

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