Category “Weight loss”

Singapore Health Authority to Target Schools -8022

June 9th, 2014
Singapore Health Authority to Target Schools -8022

The Health Promotion Board (HPB) in Singapore recently carried out a pilot health programme at 8 schools in the country to try and help students lose weight, stop smoking and to educate them on how to live healthier lifestyles. This programme has been a success and has in turn helped the HPB to make the […]

Weight Loss Surgery: Best Option For Diabetes Patients?-4302

June 5th, 2014
Weight Loss Surgery: Best Option For Diabetes Patients?-4302

Although in many cases diabetes is a genetic condition, in some cases living an unhealthy lifestyle can contribute to the illness. Many diabetic individuals also suffer from obesity. Patients are given medication to control their blood sugar, statins to lower high cholesterol levels and dietary advice to help lose weight. However, recently, scientists have started […]

New Obesity Campaign Encourages People To “Lose A Little, Keep It Off”-8221

May 29th, 2014
New Obesity Campaign Encourages People To “Lose A Little, Keep It Off”-8221

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?-5002

May 15th, 2014
Weight Loss Pills: Is It All In The Mind?-5002

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-6629

May 1st, 2014
Diabetes Drug Is Potential Weight Loss Product-6629

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 -9073

April 21st, 2014
Dieting: Not Always The Best Option For Weight Loss -9073

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-3836

March 31st, 2014
Eat More Unprocessed Food Says Weight Loss Report-3836

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-1239

February 20th, 2014
Weight Loss And The Cold-1239

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-7269

February 10th, 2014
Potential Link Between Gastric Bands And Alcohol Dependency-7269

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-1212

February 6th, 2014
Apps To Help You Lose Weight-1212

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 […]

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