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  • Resolved to lose weight in 2023? Experts compare popular diets

    Losing weight is one of the most popular New Year's resolutions—possibly to give yourself an excuse for some New Year's Eve overindulgence.

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  • Watching your weight? You may only need to make small changes to your daily routine

    Losing weight is one of the most popular new year's resolutions, yet it is one which most of us struggle to achieve. By the time the second or third week of January rolls around, many of us are finding it harder to stick with the lifestyle changes needed to lose, or at least maintain, our weight.

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  • How much weight loss per month is safe?

    So, after a month of holiday eating, your pants are too tight and you're desperate to lose the extra weight as quickly as possible, but how much can you lose in a month?

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  • Exercise can modify fat tissue in ways that improve health even without weight loss

    University of Michigan researchers examined the effects of three months of exercise on people with obesity, and found that exercise can favorably modify abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue, the fat tissue just beneath the skin, in ways that can improve metabolic health—even without weight loss.

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  • After 30 years, new guidelines for weight-loss surgery

    Two of the world's leading authorities on bariatric and metabolic surgery have issued new evidence-based clinical guidelines that among a slew of recommendations expand patient eligibility for weight-loss surgery and endorse metabolic surgery for patients with type 2 diabetes beginning at a body mass index (BMI) of 30, a measure of body fat based on a person's height and weight and one of several important screening criteria for surgery.

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  • First medical guideline recommends new prescription medications for weight loss, ranks the most effective drugs

    Diet and exercise fail for most adults who try to lose weight in the long-term. Today the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) released new evidence-based guidelines strongly recommending that these patients with obesity use recently approved medications paired with lifestyle changes.

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  • Weight-loss study shows if at first you don`t succeed, try, try again

    Gaining back pounds as soon as a diet is over is all too common for people attempting to lose weight (often characterized as a failure of the individual, indicative of a lack of willpower and discipline), but a new study from scholars in York University's Faculty of Health, find such regressions are learning experiences—maybe even necessary steps toward sustained weight loss and improved overall health.

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  • New generation of weight loss medications offer promise but at a price

    No single drug is a magic solution by itself, and it's possible many patients will need to take the drugs long term to maintain results. On top of that, the newest treatments are often very costly and often not covered by insurance.

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  • Bariatric surgery to cut spate of heart deaths? Doctors debate

    The editorial, written by bariatric surgeon Dr Ramen Goel in the latest edition of the ‘Journal of Bariatric Surgery’, the official publication of the Obesity Surgery Society of India, focuses on the epidemic of metabolic syndrome among Indians that makes them more prone to diabetes, heart attack and stroke.

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  • Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss What Science Says

    Apple cider vinegar is a fermented liquid made from aged apple cider and has many uses. It’s a tasty ingredient for making salad dressings, but some people regard it as more. They believe that consuming apple cider vinegar makes it easier to lose weight, and may even improve their metabolic health. Is there any truth to this idea? Let’s look at what science has found so far about apple cider vinegar and its potential weight loss benefits.

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