Weight Loss

Weight Loss Weight loss, in the context of medicine, health or physical fitness, is a reduction of the total body mass, due to a mean loss of fluid, body fat or adipose tissue and/or lean mass, namely bone mineral deposits, muscle, tendon and other connective tissue. It can occur unintentionally due to an underlying disease or can arise from a conscious effort to improve an actual or perceived overweight or obese state.

How Did Teena Henson Lose 166 Pounds Without Dieting?

By | Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:18

Teena Henson dropped half of her body weight in less than three years without help from the latest dieting trend. Find out how.

Sunbathing Early In The Morning May Help You Lose Weight

By | Wed, 04/02/2014 - 17:00

A new study from Northwestern University finds that participants who had most of their exposure to light in the morning had a significantly lower BMI than those who had most of their light exposure later in the day.

Weight Loss Surgery Reverses Type 2 Diabetes For Some Patients

By | Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:53

Weight loss surgery like gastric-bypass and sleeve gastrectomy may reverse type 2 diabetes for years, a new study finds.

Scientists Think They've Discovered The Gene That's Making You Fat

By | Wed, 03/12/2014 - 14:00

The "fat gene" IRX3 is most likely the driving genetic factor behind obesity and excessive weight gain, a new study finds.

Would You Swallow A Balloon To Lose Weight? [VIDEO]

By | Wed, 03/12/2014 - 10:19

The new inflatable weight loss pill Obalon is billed as an alternative to risky and expensive surgery.

Opening A Casino Cuts Childhood Obesity And Poverty, But Is It Too Much Of A Gamble?

By | Tue, 03/04/2014 - 16:02

Opening or expanding a casino is associated with a lower rate of poverty and childhood obesity, but at what price?

Type 2 Diabetes Not Linked To Weight Gain

By | Tue, 02/11/2014 - 17:00

Researchers from Denmark are challenging the notion that weight gain can eventually lead to the development of type 2 diabetes.

15 Minutes Of Shivering May Have Same Effect As 1 Hour Of Exercise

By | Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:50

Shivering may help you burn fat by generating calorie-burning "brown fat tissue," a new study finds.

Why NFL Fans Gain About 10 Pounds Over The Course Of The Football Season

By | Fri, 01/31/2014 - 16:18

The Buffalo wings and other fatty snacks football fans munch on over the course of an NFL regular season contribute to fans gaining an average of 10 lbs., according to a recent poll.

Use Kindergarten Weight To Predict Your Child's Risk Of Becoming Obese

By | Wed, 01/29/2014 - 17:00

Overweight kindergartners are four times as likely to develop childhood obesity and other complications by 8th grade.

Açaí Berries Make You Fat, Lingonberries Don't

By | Sun, 01/26/2014 - 18:47

Lingonberries fight excess weight much better than the Brazilian açaí berry, which corresponds to weight gain and liver issues in nutrition studies.

Children Of Obese Mothers Are Hardwired To Gain Excessive Weight Themselves

By | Thu, 01/23/2014 - 14:08

Obesity during pregnancy may cause abnormalities in neuronal circuits of unborn children, putting them at greater risk of weight gain and diabetes.

Lose Weight Without Exercise By Lowering Your Thermostat

By | Wed, 01/22/2014 - 15:04

Cold temperatures boost weight loss by raising the body's metabolic rate, possibly making a low thermostat a healthier thermostat.

Avocados Can Aid Weight Management

By | Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:05

Half of an avocado a day can help satisfy hunger and prevent snacking later in the day, according to a recent study.

Journalist David Freedman Defends Twinkies And McMuffins In The Fight Against Obesity

By | Mon, 12/30/2013 - 14:16

Journalist David H. Freedman suggests a "junk food diet" as long as the menu items are low in calories, sugar, and fat.