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Topic: Dieting To Lose Weight



Healthy Eaters Don't Trust Overweight Bloggers, Study Finds
People seem to assume heavier people will recommend richer, less nutritious foods



Mixed Martial Arts Fighters May Go to Dangerous Lengths to Shed Pounds
British study shows saunas, sweat suits, pills all used to trigger drastic weight loss before fights



Health Tip: Talking to Your Doctor About Weight
Prepare what you'd like to discuss



Dieters: Don't Replace Saturated Fats With Processed Carbs
Study found those who turned to whole grains and healthy fats saw a drop in heart risks



Fruits, Veggies May Be Key to Keeping Unwanted Weight Off
Only caveat: avoid starchy vegetables such as potatoes, corn, study finds



Mediterranean Diet With Olive Oil Might Cut Breast Cancer Risk: Study
Odds were reduced 68 percent in large Spanish review, but longer-term follow-up studies are needed



Diet Sodas May Not Help You Lose Weight, Study Contends
People who drank low-calorie soft drinks tended to eat more foods high in sugar, salt and fat



Health Tip: Weigh Yourself Regularly
Using the same scale



Cutting Calories May Help You Fend Off Age-Linked Disease: Study
Smaller portions could lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, even in low-risk people



Many Parents Put 'Food Pressure' on Their Kids, Study Finds
Overweight moms, dads often limit food intake, while those of normal weight push children to eat more



Eating on the Run May Mean Eating More Later
Study found women gobbled more food down after snacking while walking



Weight Loss Fights Liver Condition, No Matter How It's Done
Through surgery or lifestyle changes, shedding pounds improves nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, study finds



Low-Fat May Beat Low-Carb Diet for Trimming Body Fat: Study
But best weight-loss plan is one you can stick with long-term, researcher says



Health Tip: Strive to Lose Weight
Adopt these success strategies



Could Your Smartphone Help Boost Your Heart Health?
Special apps, trackers may boost weight loss, exercise, quitting smoking, early studies suggest



Calorie Burn Boost May Be Weight-Loss Surgery's Secret
Researchers find that gastric bypass procedure increases energy needed to digest food



Health Tip: Set a Date to Lose the Weight
Target weight loss to a special event



Weight-Loss Surgery's Benefits May Fade With Time, Study Suggests
Little is known about the long-term effects of bariatric procedures, experts say



'Yo-Yo' Dieting Won't Raise Cancer Risk, Study Finds
People trying to lose weight should be encouraged to do so, researcher says



Does Facebook Lead Young Women to Dangerous Diets?
Risk is highest for those who use social media site to compare themselves to friends, study finds



Weight-Loss Surgery May Beat Diet, Exercise as Type 2 Diabetes Treatment
After procedure, many patients no longer need medications, researchers find



Dieters May Lose Fewer Pounds When They Choose Their Weight-Loss Plan
Study found those assigned a food plan dropped a bit more weight



'Thrifty' Metabolism Might Sabotage Weight Loss Efforts
Study results appear to confirm common belief



High-Protein Diet May Be Dangerous for Those at Risk of Heart Disease
Weight gain, early death noted in study of older adults



Health Tip: Are Bad Habits Triggering Weight Gain?
Don't eat too quickly



3 Steps May Boost Healthier Eating
Make nutritious foods convenient, attractive and normal, research suggests



Foods That Help Keep the Pounds Off as You Age
Study found it's not just about calories; some foods not as bad for waistline as thought



Health Tip: Manage Weight-Loss Goals
Adjust targets as needed



Migraine Drug May Up Risk of Eating Disorders in Some Teens
Case reports don't prove the medicine caused problems, however



Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig Beat Other Commercial Diet Plans, Study Finds
However, other programs haven't done long-term, randomized trials



Health Tip: Monitoring Your Weight
Weigh yourself often



Health Tip: Evaluating a Weight-Loss Program
Ask these questions to be sure it's safe



Diet Sodas Linked to Widening Waistlines in Seniors: Study
But it's not clear whether the noncaloric drinks are a direct cause, experts say



Tackling Obesity May Ease a Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat
Keeping the weight off over time was key to curbing atrial fibrillation, study found



Health Tip: Confused About Comfort Foods?
You may not have to give up your faves to lose weight



Health Tip: Maintaining Healthy Habits
Suggestions to keep weight off



Eating More Fiber Helped People Lose Weight, Researchers Report
Trial comparing simple dietary change to more complicated regimen found similar health benefits



Residential Treatment Program Helps Obese Kids Lose Weight, Study Finds
Treatment also boosted blood vessel health, but therapy is costly and long-term results are unknown



Health Tip: Handling Your Child's Fears About Weight
Suggestions for how to respond



Weight Gain or Loss Linked to Fracture Risk in Older Women
Study found just a 5 percent change in weight may affect postmenopausal bone health



For Pastors, It's Easy to Pack on the Pounds
Stress, long hours and low pay are a challenge to clergy members, study finds



Health Tip: Trimming Calories From Your Dinner Plate
Steam veggies instead of drowning them in butter



Cooler Temps May Boost Calorie-Burning 'Brown Fat,' Mouse Study Suggests
Human trials are needed, but study offers clues to potential method of weight control



Despite Resolutions, Food Bills Go Up After New Year's
Consumers seem to stick with calorie-rich favorites from the holiday season, research shows



Overweight Teens Who Lose Weight for Health More Likely to Succeed: Study
Parents can help by modeling healthy behavior and providing healthier meals



Health Tip: Don't Turn to Fad Diets to Drop Pounds
Avoid plans that promise too much



Defective Hormone Linked to Chronic Obesity in Baby
Researchers say the condition might explain weight problem for limited number of people



Many Consumers Misled About Bogus Weight-Loss Supplements, Survey Says
Consumer Reports poll finds shoppers often mistakenly believe that FDA oversees these products



Keeping That Weight Loss Resolution
Start with selecting a diet you can stick with, expert says



FDA Approves New Weight-Loss Drug
Saxenda cleared for use by adults who are obese or overweight and have at least one weight-related condition



Saxenda Approved for Weight Loss
Injected medication is for people who are statistically obese



Exercise, Diet May Be Key to Beating a Common Irregular Heartbeat
Atrial fibrillation often hits older people, but study shows getting healthier can curb it



Calorie-Tracking Apps May Not Help You Lose Weight
Study found MyFitnessPal made no difference six months after doctors recommended it for patients



Health Tip: Commit to Losing Weight
It's an important decision



Big-Name Diets All Work for a While, Review Found
No eating plan stood out in terms of lasting weight loss, researchers noted



Many Docs Fail to Counsel Young Adults With High Blood Pressure
Too few physicians urge lifestyle changes, study finds



Study Compares 2 Common Weight-Loss Surgeries
Gastric banding, bypass each have their pluses and minuses, researchers say



Health Tip: When Your Child Needs to Lose Weight
Get doctor's approval before starting a diet



Dieters May Be Thwarted by Absence of Healthy Foods
Study finds easy access to nutritious fare important for successful weight loss



Frequent Dining Out Might Widen Your Waistline, Study Finds
People who ate out a lot also had worse cholesterol levels than those who dined at home



Is 'Slow and Steady' Weight Loss Really the Best Approach?
Study suggests some overweight people might get better results from more aggressive dieting



Healthy Lifestyle Choices May Cut Women's Stroke Risk
Following 5 healthy habits halved chances of most common kind of brain attack, study suggests



Steep Drops in Weight May Raise Risks After Body-Contour Surgeries
Losing over 100 pounds prior to body-shaping procedure linked to higher complication rate in study



Health Tip: Are You at a Healthy Weight?
Use body-mass index to help decide



Health Tip: Losing Weight After Baby
Give your body time to recover first



Novel Weight-Loss Drug Is Approved
For obese people or overweight people with weight-related health condition



Health Tip: Looking for the Right Weight-Loss Plan?
It should including provisions for keeping the weight off



Nerve Blocking Procedure Fails to Impress in Weight Loss Study
Modest reduction not significantly better than diet drugs or other surgeries



No Clear Winner Among Popular Diets, Analysis Finds
Researchers saw little difference when it came to weight loss after one year



Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss, Heart Health: Study
Still, experts agree there's no one-size-fits-all diet



Health Tip: Losing Weight May Help Against Osteoarthritis
Too much weight can strain joints



Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Drinks at Least 1 Soda a Day: CDC
Of 18 states surveyed, Mississippi had highest rate with 32 percent of adults downing a daily soda



Make Kids' Weight Loss a Family Affair, Study Suggests
If parent and preschooler are both overweight, tackling it together works best, researchers say



Dieting at Young Age Often Backfires, Study Says
Researchers find later risk for obesity, alcohol abuse and eating disorders



Parents of Obese Kids Often View Them as Healthy
They're more likely to change their children's diet than encourage exercise, study finds



Many Obese U.S. Kids Think They're Thinner Than They Are
They won't take steps to reach a healthy weight if they don't see the problem, experts note



Losing Weight May Ease Hot Flashes, Study Finds
Doctors say extra fat, and the extra estrogen it produces, make menopause tougher for heavy women



Health Tip: Debunking Myths About Weight Loss
Fad diets aren't safe or effective



Change Bad Habits Early, Save Your Heart Later
Young adults who adopt healthier lifestyle can cut their heart disease risk, researchers say



Fruits, Veggies Not a Magic Bullet for Weight Loss, Study Finds
If you don't reduce your calorie intake, you won't slim down, researcher warns



Healthy Weight Loss May Bring Better Sleep, Brighter Mood
But only the emotional boost seemed to last over the long-term, researchers say



FDA: Bee Pollen Weight Loss Products Pose Health Risks
Some contain undeclared ingredients that can harm people with high blood pressure, other ailments, agency says



For Obese Diabetics, Weight-Loss Surgery May Work Best
Those who had gastric bypass dropped the most weight, some saw their type 2 diabetes disappear, studies found



Fast Weight Loss May Mean Muscle Loss
Study volunteers eating 500 calories a day lost more muscle than those eating more than twice as much



Losing Weight at Any Age May Help the Heart
Dropping excess pounds -- even in middle-age or later -- linked to better heart health, study finds



Overweight Teens Feel Stigmatized, Bullied: Study
British survey finds some young people link excess weight to laziness and lack of self-control



Statin Users Eating More Bad Food Than a Decade Ago, Study Shows
Doctors need to re-emphasize importance of healthy diet to patients, researcher says



For Many Men, Impotence Is Treatable Without Drugs
And there's a bonus: heart-healthy changes will boost overall well-being, too, experts say



How to Make 'Low-Cal' Menu Options More Palatable
Study authors recommend not grouping these dishes together



School Bans on Chocolate Milk May Backfire
Kids ended up drinking less fat-free white milk, too, Oregon study finds



Crunchy or Smooth? Food's Texture May Sway Perception of Calories
When study participants were thinking about calories, they ate more of the crunchier items, less of the soft



Men With Eating Disorders Often Ignore Symptoms
British study finds that too many males associate anorexia, bulimia as only a woman's issue



Exercise, Diet May Help 'Pre-Diabetics' Dodge Heart Disease Death
Study followed Chinese people with high blood sugar for more than two decades



Health Tip: Avoid Weight Gain During Menopause
Eat right and get plenty of exercise



Monkeys on Very-Low-Cal Diet Lived Longer, Healthier Lives
Jury is still out on whether such regimens could do the same for humans, experts say



'Grazing' Appears No Better for Weight Loss Than Standard Meals
Daily calories, not how often you eat, are what matter, study finds



Health Tip: Limit Food Portions
And help make it easier to lose weight



Let Your Nose Guide You to Less Fatty Foods
Study finds people could spot high- and low-fat milk through smell alone



Could Turning Down the Thermostat Help You Lose Weight?
Early research suggests slightly cooler temperatures mean more calories burned per day



Diet-Beverage Intake Up for Obese, Overweight Adults
However, they consume more solid-food calories and have comparable calorie intake



Do Diet Drinks Make You Eat More?
Study finds link between greater calorie consumption and low-calorie beverages in overweight adults



Experts Say Paleo Diet Is Worst, DASH Diet Is Best
From 2014 "Best Diets List" via U.S. News & World Report



Slow Eating Might Help Curb Calories
Study found some people consume more when meals are rushed



Tips to Jump-Start Your New Year's Resolutions
Expert advice on putting weight-loss, healthy-eating and exercise plans in motion



Health Tip: Eat Smart
Don't overdo it at a restaurant



Study: Black Women Lose Less Weight Than White Women on Same Diet
Researcher says they have slower metabolisms, burn fewer calories after same amount of dieting and exercising



Good Body Image Goes Hand in Hand With Happier Relationship
Survey finds that women who diet are less satisfied with themselves



Health Tip: Avoid Holiday Weight Gain
Regular exercise is a key preventative



Health Tip: When Your Child Is Overweight
Openly support efforts to lose extra pounds



Weight Loss Can Combat Irregular Heart Beat, Study Says
Atrial fibrillation is a potentially fatal condition affecting more and more people



Health Tip: Cutting Down on Fat
Be sure to read food labels



Most Patients Satisfied With Telephonic Health Coaching
Most would recommend health coaching; report that it helped achieve weight-related goal



Romance Can Sour When Only One Partner Slims Down
Study of couples probes the 'dark side' of weight loss



Weight-Loss Surgery Seems to Beat Diet and Exercise
Study finds surgery more effective at least two years out



Just 12 Percent of Women Over 50 Are 'Satisfied' With Their Bodies
Study finds that those who feel comfortable with their weight exercise often but rarely diet to stay thin



10 Percent Weight Loss May Relieve Arthritic Knee Pain
Biggest improvement seen with diet-exercise combo in 18-month study of older, overweight adults



Health Tip: Is a Medical Condition Affecting Your Weight?
Hormonal disorder may make weight loss more challenging



For Obese Kids, Weight Loss Can Sometimes Lead to Eating Disorders
Problems like anorexia may go undiagnosed or be disregarded, case studies show



Your Gut Bacteria May Predict Your Obesity Risk
Studies also found that high-fiber, low-fat diet can change bacteria makeup for the better



Urging Your Partner to Diet May Backfire
Response could be unhealthy, such as fasting, taking diet pills or binge eating, study finds



Diet Encouragement Linked to Disordered Eating in Youth
Behaviors more common for those encouraged to diet by significant others, particularly in females



Breathalyzer Device Tells You When Your Workout Is Burning Fat
Paired with smartphone, prototype device helps gauge weight-loss success, developers say



As Years Spent Obese Rise, So Do Heart Risks
Study strengthens link between excess pounds and cardiovascular troubles



More U.S. Kids May Be at Risk for High Blood Pressure
Study looked at rise in body fat, waist size and salt intake over 13-year period



Could Artificial Sweeteners Cause Weight Gain?
Researcher says evidence suggests they may, but industry rep disagrees



Diet-Exercise Combo Doesn't Cut Heart Risks in Type 2 Diabetes Patients
But study of overweight patients found lifestyle changes may prevent complications such as kidney failure, eye damage



Health Tip: Cook With Lean Dairy Products
Cut the fat without losing calcium



Even Mild Weight Loss May Lower Diabetes Risk in Obese Teens
Study worked with adolescents and their families to boost activity, healthy eating



Heavy Patients Trust Diet Advice From Overweight Docs Most: Study
Researcher suggests 'shared identity' might be the reason why



Weight Loss Diets Improve Renal Function in Obese
Low-fat, Mediterranean, and low-carbohydrate diets are similarly effective regardless of diabetes



Losing Weight May Ease Chronic Heartburn
Study found shedding pounds reduced GERD symptoms among overweight, obese patients



Hungry Shoppers Pile High-Calorie Foods in Their Carts
Your body shifts to survival mode at the grocery store, expert says



Tackling Diet, Exercise Together Produces Best Results: Study
If you have to choose one at a time, hit the gym first, researchers add



Gorging at the Buffet Table? Tactics May Help You Eat Less
Study reveals how people stay in control when faced with endless portions, many choices



Health Tip: Keep Food Cravings at Bay at the Office
Suggestions to keep you on track with healthy eating



Competitive Cash-for-Weight-Loss Plans Work Best: Study
But individual incentives also do well when companies pay to help employees keep pounds off



Cutting Out Mealtime Distractions May Help Manage Weight
Slowing down, focusing on food could keep you from overeating later, study contends



Health Tip: Before You Start Trying to Lose Weight
Talk to your doctor first



Cash Incentives, Penalties May Spur People to Shed More Pounds
Study found those who won or lost $20 depending on weight-loss success stuck with the program



Another Study Says Mediterranean Diet Good for the Heart
It beat a low-fat eating plan in helping high-risk people avoid cardiovascular problems