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  1. The Truth About Starch Blockers

    When you’re trying to shed pounds and the scale isn’t moving in the right direction, it can be tempting to want to try something else, like a no-prescription weight loss supplement. Some of those supplements are called "starch blockers" or "carbohydrate blockers." They may seem like a good option be

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  2. Weight Loss Surgery May Help Prevent AFib

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery not only helps obese people drop pounds, but it may also prevent the dangerous heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation, according to new research. Scientists from the Mayo Clinic found that

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  3. Taste Changes Reported After Weight-Loss Surgery

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- After weight-loss surgery, many patients report changes in appetite, taste and smell, a new study says. One positive aspect of these changes is that they may lead patients to lose even more weight, the researchers suggest

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  4. 7 Things Never to Do to Lose Weight

    Fighting the battle of the bulge can range from following a sensible diet to making ill-guided efforts that can have serious health consequences. “People get so focused on weight loss they are willing to do unproven and potentially dangerous things that can backfire and cause serious health problems

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  5. How I Lost 100 Pounds

    I've been heavy my entire life. Even in my kindergarten photos, I was chubby. In late high school, I gained more weight. In college, I reached 260 pounds -- I think because I was on my own. I had a driver's license, a job. I could go out to dinner, eat when I wanted. Nobody was watching over me. Bei

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  6. Change Your Habits and Lose Weight for Good

    You know you want to make a change. You want to see what life is like without extra weight on your body and on your mind. You're committed to making a change for the better. To make it happen, think of your habits like a road trip. Your next steps become clear, and you start to see your destination

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  7. Weight Loss Surgery for Severely Obese Teens

    Dec. 10, 2013 (Washington, D.C.) -- Fifteen-year-old Jacob Miller’s body mass index, or BMI, was off the charts. More than 6 feet tall, Jacob weighed 702 pounds at his heaviest. An online BMI chart from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute goes up to 443 pounds, which, for a 6-foot-4 indivi

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  8. Could Weight-Loss Surgery Help Slow Aging?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Beyond slimming the waistlines of morbidly obese patients, weight-loss surgery also may help reverse the aging process in some patients, turning back the clock on a key sign of decline in the body's cells, a small, early stud

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  9. 6 Ways Mindfulness Can Help You Lose Weight

    Mindfulness could be the key to your weight loss success. Being mindful simply means to give your full attention to your environment, thoughts, behaviors, and experiences. “When you bring awareness to your internal and external environments, and you do so without judgment, you also have the opportun

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  10. Fewer Pounds May Lead to Better Sex

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Women who shed pounds after weight-loss surgery gained a more satisfying sex life, researchers report. Two years after their procedure, known as bariatric surgery, women reported improvements in their arousal, lubrication, sexu

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