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  1. 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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  2. Gut Germs and Success of Weight Loss Surgery

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- How many pounds someone loses after weight-loss surgery is linked to the types of germs they have in their gut, new research suggests. The study found that higher levels of certain microbes -- specifically those that pro

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  3. Weight-Loss Surgery and Pregnancy Complications

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- After undergoing weight-loss surgery, women are significantly less prone to diabetes during pregnancy but twice as likely to deliver smaller-than-normal infants, a new study suggests. Swedish scientists found that wei

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  4. Less Commonly Used Obesity Surgery

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A less-popular type of weight loss surgery might actually lead to more weight loss than gastric bypass -- the currently favored form of obesity surgery. But, the trade-off seems to be more complications, new research suggest

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  5. Weight-Loss Surgery May Extend Lives, Study Finds

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery appears to prolong life for severely obese adults, a new study of U.S. veterans finds. Among 2,500 obese adults who underwent so-called bariatric surgery, the death rate was about 14 percent after 10

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  6. Little Change in Fast Food Calories, Salt Content

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An investigation into the nutrition offered in meals from three major fast food chains finds little change in calories, salt or saturated fat from 1996 to 2013. A team led by Alice Lichtenstein, director of the U.S. Depart

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  7. Defective Hormone Tied to Chronic Obesity in Baby

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A small number of extremely obese people may be fat because their bodies produce a malfunctioning form of the appetite-controlling hormone leptin. That's the conclusion of a case study that appears in the Jan. 1 issue

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  8. Birth Year May Influence Your Odds for Obesity

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The year in which you're born might affect the activity of a gene that could raise your odds for obesity, a new study finds. Members of families who share an obesity-prone mutation of the FTO gene are more likely to car

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  9. New Weight Loss Drug Saxenda: FAQ

    Dec. 24, 2014 -- A drug that treats type 2 diabetes has gotten FDA approval for another use: weight loss. Saxenda is the fourth drug for weight loss OK'd by the agency since 2012. It's already available in a lower dose as Victoza for type 2 diabetes. Researchers began to study it as an obesity treat

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  10. Immune System May Play Role in Obesity

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Certain immune system cells may play an important role in weight control, an early study suggests. Scientists had known that the immune cells may help ward off obesity in mice. The new findings are the first to suggest the sa

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