Tag: weight loss

Bariatric Surgery May Cut Cancer in Obesity With Liver Disease

In a large cohort of insured working adults with severe obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), among those who underwent bariatric surgery, the rate of...

Mark’s Accomplishing More Than He Thought He Could

This post appears as part of our Healthier 2021 series, in which we follow three WebMD team members as they strive to improve their...

Healthier 2021: Bill Found New Motivation

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Psychiatrists’ Happiness, Well-Being Hit Hard by COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Events of the past year have taken a huge toll on...

Healthier 2021: Mark Celebrates Small Victories

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Bill’s Using His Scale and Food Log to Keep Him on Track

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Mark Is Facing His Feelings

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Semaglutide for Weight Loss? A Good First STEP, With Caveats

The phase 3a STEP 1 trial that investigated the use of semaglutide (Novo Nordisk), a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonist, for weight loss is aptly named,...

Bill Is Accepting That His Fitness Is No Longer What It Was

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Bill’s Journey Takes an Unexpected Turn

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Exercise Doesn’t Boost Health If You Stay Obese

FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The harmful effects of obesity on the heart can’t be undone by exercise, and it’s not possible to...

Bill Is Staying on Track, Even While Traveling

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Bill Is Tracking His Food and Seeing Results

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Laura Is Finding Motivation in Her ‘Why’

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AAP Issues Guidelines for Diagnosing, Managing Eating Disorders

For too long, eating disorders have been considered a disease that afflicted mostly affluent white teenage girls, but there really is no type for eating...

Mark’s Fitness Fell Flat During Quarantine — Now He’s Making a Comeback

2020 was a wild ride. And for many of us, healthy eating, exercise, and self-care habits went flying off the rails. If...

Laura’s Ready to Make Some Changes

2020 was a wild ride. And for many of us, health eating, exercise, and self-care habits went flying of the rails. If you’re feeling...

Why Base Is One of the Most Promising Health and Wellness Tools for 2021

December 30, 2020 5 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you...

Bariatric Surgery Might Reduce Severity of COVID-19 Infection

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. People with obesity who lost weight as a result of bariatric...

FDA Approves Liraglutide for Adolescents With Obesity

The Food and Drug Administration’s new indication for liraglutide (Saxenda) for weight loss in adolescents with obesity, announced on Dec. 4, received welcome as a...

Twincretin Shows Positive Effects in Phase 3 Trial in Diabetes

Tirzepatide, a novel drug that acts via two related but separate pathways of glucose control, produced positive effects in top-line results from the phase 3,...

FDA Clears First Drug for Rare Genetic Causes of Severe Obesity

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved setmelanotide (Imcivree, Rhythm Pharmaceuticals) for weight management in adults and children as young as 6 years...

Age No Barrier to Weight Loss in Those With Morbid Obesity

Older adults should be recommended for hospital-based lifestyle interventions to reduce weight, say UK investigators after finding there was no difference in weight loss between...

In Those With Obesity, Will Losing Weight Cut COVID-19 Severity?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As study after study piles up showing that those with obesity...

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Follows ‘Special’ Diet

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) — No doubt you’ve heard friends lament they couldn’t eat bread because they...