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  1. Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Ease Incontinence

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery may also help ease urinary incontinence in the long term, a new study suggests. Obesity is a key risk factor for urinary incontinence, a distressing condition that causes people to accidentally

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  2. Could a Microbe in Your Gut Help You Lose Weight?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's possible that among the millions of bacteria living in your gut, at least one microbe might change how your body processes food and affect your weight, a small French study suggests. The microbe -- Akkermansia muci

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  3. More Than Two-Thirds of Adults Overweight or Obese

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer than one-third of Americans are currently at a healthy weight, with the rest of the population either overweight or obese, a new report finds. About 35 percent of men and 37 percent of women are obese. Another 40 p

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  4. Daily Weigh-Ins Keep Dieters on Track

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Checking your weight every day could help you slim down, researchers report. A two-year Cornell University study found that tracking the results of daily weight checks on a chart helped people lose weight and keep it off.

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  5. Are You Fated to Be Fat?

    Your genes are why your eyes are brown and your hair is red. They’re what make you, well, you. But can genetics determine the size of your jeans? Research shows that differences in your genes can lead to weight issues. So if your parents are obese, you’re more likely to be, too. But that doesn’t mea

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  6. Some Diabetes Drugs May Aid Weight Loss

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A class of drugs used to treat diabetes also appears to help patients lose weight by changing how the brain responds to food, a new study suggests. Researchers have been trying to learn how gut-hormone based medications ca

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  7. Study Hints at Why Obesity May Run in Families

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research offers potential clues as to why children of obese mothers are at increased risk for obesity. While previous studies have provided clear evidence that children of obese parents are more likely to be obese, the

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  8. Lifts, Tucks Often Follow Weight-Loss Surgery

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The rapidly rising number of weight-loss surgeries in the United States may be leading to greater demand for cosmetic surgery, a new report suggests. In 2014, cosmetic procedures associated with major weight loss -- such as

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  9. Could a Noisy Neighborhood Make You Fat?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to noise from traffic, trains and planes may be linked to a burgeoning belly, Swedish researchers report. The increased risk of a larger waist rose with the number of sources of noise someone was exposed to at

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  10. Should I Still Take Contrave?

    May 18, 2015 -- The new weight loss drug Contrave was in the headlines last week when researchers ended a study that looked at its safety. Contrave’s approval last September came with a warning from the FDA that the medication might raise blood pressure and heart rate and shouldn’t be used by people

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