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.

Dieting May Make You Healthy, But It Also Makes You Miserable

By | Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:25

Dieting in hopes of dropping a couple of pounds can also cause people to lose their happiness.

This University Doesn't Want Its Student Body Photoshopped For Graduation

By | Wed, 07/16/2014 - 13:43

University students are angered after being offered the option to have their graduation photos Photoshopped to make them look thinner.

Stay Positive And Get Strong After Giving Birth

By | Mon, 05/26/2014 - 11:44

A new study shows that women who believe in themselves and overcome barriers to become physically active retained less body weight after giving birth.

Why Mushrooms Are Magic For Helping You Lose Weight

By | Thu, 05/22/2014 - 14:59

Mushrooms have been shown to be effective in weight loss — particularly for women — due to their ability to normalize blood sugar levels.

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.

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