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    1. Severe Obesity Rates Still Rising in U.S. Kids

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity continues to plague American kids, with a new study finding rates of severe obesity climbing over a 15-year period. Examining national data from 1999 through 2014, researchers found that one-third of American c

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    2. Surgeon's Skill and Weight-Loss Surgery Outcomes

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A surgeon's skill level does not seem to have a big impact on long-term outcomes for weight-loss surgery patients, a new study suggests. However, one weight-loss surgeon disagreed with the study's conclusion. Prior res

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    3. Weight-Loss Surgery Gets People Moving: Study

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery seems to help ease joint pain and improve mobility in the long run, new research suggests. "Previous studies have reported improvement in pain and function [after weight-loss surgery]," said study au

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    4. Non-Surgical Procedure May Be New Weight-Loss Tool

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, April 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A procedure long used to halt stomach bleeding may offer another way to treat severe obesity, a preliminary study suggests. The study, of seven severely obese adults, found that the minimally invasive procedure caused no seri

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    5. More People Are Now Obese Than Underweight

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More people worldwide are obese than underweight, a new study found. The researchers added that about one-fifth of adults could be obese by 2025. The number of obese people in the world rose from 105 million in 1975 to

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    6. African Mango: What to Know About Irvingia Gabonensis

      If you were hoping that African mango supplements would help with weight loss, you should know that the research on this is thin. Irvingia gabonensis (IG) is the Latin name of the tree grown in Central and West Africa that produces a fruit similar to a mango and nicknamed African mango, wild mango,

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    7. Small Weight Loss Can Yield Large Rewards

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Shedding just a few pounds can lower the risk of serious health problems in obese adults, a small study suggests. Researchers looked at 40 obese people who lost 5 percent, 10 percent and 15 percent of their weight. The stu

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    8. Is Obesity Tied to Breast, Pancreatic Cancer?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers believe they've unlocked at least one way that obesity may promote the progression of pancreatic and breast cancers. The finding could eventually lead to preventive treatments for those cancers, and maybe other

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    9. New Weight-Loss Surgery May Be Less Risky, Costly

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of weight-loss procedure offers an alternative to traditional bariatric surgery for people who are mildly to moderately obese, researchers report. The procedure is called endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, and it i

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    10. The 5 Things You Need in a Weight Loss Program

      Feb. 11, 2016 -- About 1 in 4 Americans are trying to shed some serious pounds. But exploring the world of weight loss programs can be tricky. Digital and print ads bombard us with claims promising success and messages that sound too good to be true, leaving some doctors scratching their heads. So h

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