Category “Weight loss”

New Obesity Campaign Encourages People To “Lose A Little, Keep It Off”

May 29th, 2014
New Obesity Campaign Encourages People To “Lose A Little, Keep It Off”

New guidelines in the UK will encourage overweight patients to “lose a little, keep it off” in a bid to tackle the increasingly prevalent issue of obesity. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is recommending that adults who are overweight aim for 3 per cent weight loss, with the possibility of doctors […]

Weight Loss Pills: Is It All In The Mind?

May 15th, 2014
Weight Loss Pills: Is It All In The Mind?

Obesity and dieting have become great obsessions in the 21st century. However, there are people who seem to struggle with their weight, believing that they are unable to lose it, and when they don’t their belief is confirmed. Recently, scientists have been looking at whether those who find it difficult to lose weight and take […]

Diabetes Drug Is Potential Weight Loss Product

May 1st, 2014
Diabetes Drug Is Potential Weight Loss Product

Diabetes has been associated with obesity for many years. Therefore, it is not surprising that researchers have been looking at whether drugs prescribed for diabetes could be used as a weight loss product. The latest incarnation waiting for approval by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is Liraglutide. Scientists say that in trials of […]

Dieting: Not Always The Best Option For Weight Loss

April 21st, 2014
Dieting: Not Always The Best Option For Weight Loss

Obesity is a growing problem, but what is equally problematic is the increase of fad diets. However, as many people have found when trying different diets, they often simply don’t cause you to lose weight. So, what is the best way to lose weight? In short, it is good old fashioned exercise and healthy eating […]

Eat More Unprocessed Food Says Weight Loss Report

March 31st, 2014
Eat More Unprocessed Food Says Weight Loss Report

A report by scientists at Yale University suggests that irrespective of what diet is being followed eating unprocessed food is best. Researchers compared various popular diets such as Paleo, vegan, low-carb, and low-fat diets and concluded that in order to lose weight it is more important to eat fresh and unprocessed food. The report concludes […]

Weight Loss And The Cold

February 20th, 2014
Weight Loss And The Cold

It is often said that weight gain or loss is related to whether a person has a fast or slow metabolism. For instance, those with a fast metabolism are said to burn off calories quickly, whereas those with a slow metabolism burn them off more slowly. How true this is may be scientifically debatable. Som […]

Potential Link Between Gastric Bands And Alcohol Dependency

February 10th, 2014
Potential Link Between Gastric Bands And Alcohol Dependency

Researchers believe they have found a link between weight loss surgery and alcohol dependency. Scientists think that having gastric band surgery alters the chemistry of the body making the taste of alcohol more satisfying. In turn, the researchers believe that this change could create a situation in which obese people will swap one addiction for […]

Apps To Help You Lose Weight

February 6th, 2014
Apps To Help You Lose Weight

Since mobile technology was developed, many applications, or apps for short, have also been created ranging from looking at the stars to allowing you to work on the move. So, it is not surprising that someone somewhere would create an app to help you keep fit and / or lose weight. Carrot Slip is an […]

Potential Dementia And Old Age Weight Loss Link

January 13th, 2014
Potential Dementia And Old Age Weight Loss Link

Medical scientists think they have found a link between weight loss in later life and the onset of dementia. Researchers studied 1800 Japanese-American men over a period of 32 years. For the first 26 years there was nothing significant about their behaviour. However scientists noticed that during the next 6 years there seemed to be […]

Weight Loss Firms Pay Heavy Fines

January 10th, 2014
Weight Loss Firms Pay Heavy Fines

Weight loss is a multimillion pound industry these days, and is likely to get even bigger as obesity and the need to lose weight grows. However many companies offering weight-loss programmes and products are beginning to get found out as being deceptive and dubious. Their claims are being examined more closely, and are paying a […]

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