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  1. Slim Down Cause a Split-Up? Sex and Weight Loss

    Misty Morgan and her husband were 2 years into a loving, supportive marriage. But between the sheets, things were grinding to a halt. Their sexual setback? Her weight. “At nearly 400 pounds, not many positions were comfortable,” she says. “Sex was kind of a chore.” Morgan had weight loss surgery and

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  2. Most Obese People Will Never Reach Normal Weight

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Weight loss is considered a major health goal for people who are obese, but the reality is that few reach a normal weight or keep any lost pounds off, a new study shows. In any given year, obese men had a 1-in-210 chance of

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  3. Drug Given to Moms-to-Be Won't Help Baby's Weight

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking the diabetes drug metformin during pregnancy doesn't reduce an obese woman's risk of having an overweight baby, a new study finds. Exposure to excess blood sugar in the womb may contribute to a baby having a high bi

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  4. Parents: Set Good Example to Prevent Child Obesity

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As rates of childhood obesity continue to climb in the United States, parents should embrace healthy eating habits and behaviors to help kids maintain a normal weight, a new report says. In updated recommendations

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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