Weight Loss

How diet drinks change your body weight

How diet drinks change your body weight

Overweight and obese adults who drink diet beverages take in more calories from solid foods—especially snacks—than those who drink sugary beverages, according to a...
Preventing colon polyps: Another reason to lose those holiday pounds

Preventing colon polyps: Another reason to lose those holiday pounds

Being over ideal body weight has known risks with respect to heart and blood pressure problems, but the list is growing! Being overweight can lead...
Obesity should be managed before pregnancy for best outcomes

Obesity should be managed before pregnancy for best outcomes

More than 50 per cent of women are now overweight or obese at the start of a pregnancy, however pregnancy may not be the...
Obesity could reprogram our muscle stem cells

Obesity could reprogram our muscle stem cells

Obesity is associated with reduced muscle mass and impaired metabolism. Epigenetic changes that affect the formation of new muscle cells may be a contributing factor,...
Long-time weight gain is more dangerous to overweight and obese people

Long-time weight gain is more dangerous to overweight and obese people

People who are obese or overweight at some point in their adult lives have an elevated risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer and...
Obesity could make you feel pain more easily

Obesity could make you feel pain more easily, research finds

An extra layer of fat won’t provide a cushion against pain – in fact, obese people are more sensitive to pressure pain than those...
What you should know about healthy weight

What you should know about healthy weight

Being overweight or obese increases your risk for many diseases and conditions. The more you weigh, the more likely you are to suffer from heart...
Diet drugs: Which ones can help you lose weight?

Diet drugs: Which ones can help you lose weight?

Any of the prescription weight-loss drugs on the market can help obese people shed pounds, although some seem more effective than others, a recent...
Overweight people can get much healthier quickly with less sugar

Overweight people can get much healthier quickly with less sugar

Osteopathic physicians suggest shifting the conversation from weight to health for overweight children and adults, asking patients to reduce their sugar intake to see...
New drug can dramatically reduce weight of people with obesity

New drug can dramatically reduce weight of people with obesity

A drug that targets the appetite control system in the brain could bring about significant weight loss in people with clinical obesity, according to...