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    1. Diabetes Drug Might Also Help Some Patients Lose Weight

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of the diabetes drug liraglutide seem to help patients with type 2 diabetes lose weight, a new study suggests. In a trial funded by the drug's maker Novo Nordisk, people who took 3 milligrams (mg) of liraglut

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    2. Calorie Burn Boost: Weight-Loss Surgery's Secret?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that may help to explain why weight loss can be sustained after gastric bypass surgery, scientists report that the procedure boosts the amount of calories that people burn while eating a meal. "Parts of the s

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    3. Weight-Loss Surgery's Benefits May Fade With Time

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although weight-loss surgery may produce initial dramatic weight loss and improve type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests that in the long run, many people regain weight and see their diabetes return. In fact, in the fir

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    4. How 'Bad' Fat Can Turn Into 'Good' Fat

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Unhealthy white fat can be transformed into calorie-burning brown fat, researchers report. Finding a way to burn calories without having to increase physical activity levels could prove crucial in fighting obesity and the

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    5. The Risks of Belly Fat -- and How to Beat Them

      In the late 1990s, Ginger Moore was at a health crossroads. Like many others in their early 40s, she’d packed on some extra pounds around the middle. She’s the first to admit that she ate “for all the wrong reasons.” The biggest one: “to comfort myself emotionally after a bad day.” But her experienc

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    6. FDA Approves 'Belly Balloon' Weight Loss Device

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese Americans struggling to shed pounds have a new weight-loss option: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a temporary, implanted balloon device to treat obesity. The ReShape Integrated Dual Ball

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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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