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New hope for obesity patients as FDA approves Saxenda

New hope for obesity patients as FDA approves Saxenda

After promising clinical trials, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug called Saxenda for chronic weight management that will be available by prescription to overweight and obese adults. Intended to accompany a diet and physical fitness program, ...

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Is Healthy Obesity a Myth?

Is Healthy Obesity a Myth?

Can someone be obese and healthy? A new study and several experts say no. An obese person who has normal blood pressure, normal cholesterol and normal blood sugar levels is still at risk for heart disease, Korean researchers report in ...

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U.S. Obesity Rate Shows Signs of Leveling Off

U.S. Obesity Rate Shows Signs of Leveling Off

Obesity still looms large in the United States but the scale’s relentless climb may have leveled off, according to the latest results of a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. One-third of adults and 17 percent of children ...

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Are Your Taste Buds Making You Fat?

Are Your Taste Buds Making You Fat?

The causes of weight gain and obesity are layered and complex, with numerous, interrelated factors playing key roles. A new study linking higher body mass index (BMI) and an aversion to bitter foods has just added another component to the ...

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Healthy Obesity Is a Myth

Healthy Obesity Is a Myth

According to a new Canadian study, the notion that some people can be overweight or obese and still remain healthy is a myth. Even without high blood pressure, diabetes or other metabolic issues, overweight and obese people have higher rates ...

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How Many Extra Calories Add Up to Obesity for Kids?

How Many Extra Calories Add Up to Obesity for Kids?

A new study suggests that, overweight kids may be consuming far more calories than their doctors or parents realize. The study, which is published in the July 30 online issue of The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, updates the mathematical model ...

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Working Overtime Leads to Excess Weight in Women

Working Overtime Leads to Excess Weight in Women

Women who work overtime are more prone to weight gain & obesity, claim scientists. American expert from the Center for Health Economics at Monash University, Nicole Au, believes that the women, who regularly stay late at work, are more likely ...

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Obesity Risk Rises When Teenagers Focus on TV

Obesity Risk Rises When Teenagers Focus on TV

New research suggests that it’s not how much time teenagers spend watching TV but how intensely they watch that adds on the pounds. The same engagement with video games or computers, however, wasn’t related to weight gain, the researchers noted. ...

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