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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Can High-Fructose Corn Syrup Make You Hungrier?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fructose -- a kind of sugar found in a wide variety of foods and beverages -- may encourage overeating, new research suggests. Fructose may be best known to consumers in the form of high-fructose corn syrup, which has long

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  8. Obesity Ills May Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The heart disease and diabetes that often accompany obesity may rob people of almost a decade of life and close to two decades of a healthy life, Canadian researchers report. "Not only is excess body weight associated w

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  9. Preventing Eye Problems After Weight-Loss Surgery

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery patients who don't take prescribed vitamin and mineral supplements could put themselves at risk for vision problems, a new study says. Digestive system changes caused by the surgery can reduce nutrient

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  10. What You Might Not Know About Weight Loss Surgery

    Nov. 14, 2014 -- For Julie Murphy, being overweight was familiar. After all, her entire family was big. But she was determined to handle things differently. “My mom never would go anywhere with us -- she was always so embarrassed because she was so overweight,” says 57-year-old Murphy, who's from ea

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