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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. You Lost the Weight. What About That Extra Skin?

    When you work to lose a bunch of weight, you dream of a tighter, toned body. You don’t picture extra, loose skin. But that’s a real possibility, and one that can cause health problems and a poor self-image. “It’s frustrating to patients who have put all this hard work and commitment into their weigh

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  5. Weight Loss Surgery and Women's Osteoporosis Risk

    May 12, 2015 -- Women who get weight loss surgery have a higher risk of thinning bones (osteoporosis) and fractures over time, according to a new analysis of a Swedish obesity study. The findings don’t seem to apply to men, the researchers say. They presented their analysis at the 2015 European Cong

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  6. 'Thrifty' Metabolism Might Sabotage Weight Loss

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study confirms what many frustrated dieters already suspect: Your metabolism might make it tougher for you to lose weight than others. "The results corroborate the idea that some people who are obese may have to work

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  7. Vitamin D Supplements Might Help Some Lose Weight

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For obese Americans who are low on vitamin D, taking a supplement of the nutrient might help them lose weight, a new study suggests. According to an Italian team, led by Luisella Vigna of the University of Milan, prior resea

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  8. Higher Altitude May Lead to Lower Weight

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who live at higher altitudes are less likely to become overweight or obese, a new study suggests. The research included more than 9,300 Spanish university graduates who were not overweight or obese at the start of t

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  9. Are Your Meds Making You Gain Weight?

    You watch what you eat and fit regular workouts into your schedule. So why is the number on your scale going up instead of down? The reason might lie in your bathroom cabinet. “As many as 10% to 15% of weight issues are related to medications,” says Louis Aronne, MD, director of the Comprehensive We

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  10. Double Chin Drug Should be Approved: FDA Panel

    March 10, 2015 -- An injectable drug to treat double chin in adults should be approved for sale in the United States, a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel says. Kythera Biopharmaceuticals' treatment, called ATX-101, would offer a nonsurgical option for double chin, the Wall Street Journal r

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