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    1. Some May Face Suicide Risk After Bariatric Surgery

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Troubled people who have weight-loss surgery are more likely to attempt suicide following the procedure, a new study suggests. These patients were about 50 percent more likely to try to take their own lives after they

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    2. Obesity Won't Affect Joint Surgery Safety: Study

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese and overweight people who have joint replacement surgeries are less likely to need blood transfusions and are no more likely to face complications than normal weight patients, a new analysis finds. "It's a very complex i

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    3. Adult Obesity Rate Tops 30% in Half of States

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity still plagues millions of Americans, as rates remain high in most states, a new report finds. The South and Midwest have the highest adult obesity rates, making up 23 of the 25 states with rates now topping 30 p

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    4. Excess Weight Linked to Brain Cancer Risk in Study

      By Emily Willingham HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Weight and physical activity levels may affect the risk of a certain brain cancers, new research suggests. Excess weight was associated with a higher risk of a type of brain cancer known as meningioma. Obesity incre

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    5. Diet Sodas May Not Help You Lose Weight: Study

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who drink diet soda to cut back on calories may be undoing their own good intentions, a new study suggests. Researchers report that those who opted for low-calorie soft drinks ended up eating more foods loa

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    6. Think Genes Drive Obesity? Your Eating May Suffer

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with a family history of obesity who believe their genes doom them to the same may "give up" and eat worse, a new study suggests. The study found that when it comes to weight, feelings of powerlessness agai

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    7. Is Obesity Risk ‘Hardwired’ in the Brain?

      Sept. 1, 2015 -- Some people become obese because their cravings for food are built-in, according to new research. Australian and Spanish research teams came to their conclusions using MRI brain scans to investigate people's responses to pictures of food. They found that a food craving activates dif

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    8. Past the Finish Line of "Thin": What Comes Next?

      Thin = happy, right? Well, not by itself. You've made big changes and worked hard to reach that magic, healthy number: your goal weight! But there's no finish line, says Michelle Vicari, who's kept off the 158 pounds she shed with the help of gastric bypass surgery in 2006. "No balloons fall from th

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    9. Drink Water Before Meals to Lose Weight?

      Aug. 28, 2015 -- Drinking about 16 ounces of water 30 minutes before meals can help with weight loss for obese adults, new research suggests. The results of the small study need to be confirmed in bigger trials, though, say the researchers from the University of Birmingham in the U.K. The study team

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    10. Oldest Sister at Greater Risk of Obesity

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Firstborn girls are more likely to be overweight or obese in adulthood than their younger sisters, results of a new study suggest. Firstborns had 29 percent greater odds of being overweight and 40 percent greater odds

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