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    1. 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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    2. Weight-Loss Surgery May Lengthen Some Lives

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged and even older people seem to gain a survival boost from gastric bypass surgery -- good news for obese older folks who may wonder if the weight-loss surgery is worth the risk, a new study suggests. However,

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    3. Vacation Weight Gain Can Mean 'Creeping Obesity'

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Feb. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Along with souvenirs, there's a good chance you'll return from your vacation with some extra weight, new research suggests. The study looked at 122 American adults, aged 18 to 65, who went on vacations ranging from one to t

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    4. 'Obese' May Not Always Equal Unhealthy: Study

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many overweight and obese Americans might be perfectly healthy when it comes to blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels -- while many thin folks may not be the picture of good health, a new study contends. Using a

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    5. Obesity Surgery and Mental Health Disorders

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many people having surgery for severe obesity also have mental health conditions, particularly depression and binge-eating disorder, a new review finds. The analysis of 68 studies found that almost one-quarter of obesity sur

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    6. Side Effects From One Weight-Loss Surgery Method

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While most people who undergo a type of weight-loss surgery say their well-being has improved, high rates of side effects and hospitalization are also reported, a new study finds. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery reduces

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    7. Weight-Loss Surgery's Impact on Vitamin D Levels

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery is associated with low vitamin D levels, but new research suggests seasonal changes in sun exposure may play a role in this complication. A Johns Hopkins study involving more than 930,000 patien

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    8. Weight-Loss Surgery Lowers Risk of These

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery can reduce the risk of heart attack, type 2 diabetes and other obesity-related health problems, a new study says. "Bariatric surgery is safe and produces unrivaled health benefits that are life-changin

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    9. Possible Weight-Loss Tool: Blocking Stomach Artery

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A technique already used in the emergency room may have new potential as a minimally invasive treatment for morbid obesity, preliminary findings suggest. The procedure, called gastric artery embolization, is usually employed

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    10. Adult Obesity in U.S. Rising, Youth Rates Steady

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although obesity rates continued to climb among U.S. adults over the past decade, they stabilized for children and teens, federal health officials reported Thursday. More than 36 percent of adults and 17 percent of Ame

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