Tag: weight loss

Bill’s Journey Takes an Unexpected Turn

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

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

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

Bill Is Tracking His Food and Seeing Results

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

Laura Is Finding Motivation in Her ‘Why’

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

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...

Bariatric Surgery Tied to Lower Aortic Dissection Risk

People who have undergone bariatric surgery appear less likely to suffer an aortic dissection than other adults with obesity, researchers say. The finding is the...

Weight Loss in Obesity May Stall Neuropathy Progress

Among obese people with polyneuropathy, significant weight loss appears to halt progression of the painful condition while improving some key measures, a new study suggests....

Time-Restricted Eating Shows No Weight Loss Benefit in RCT

The popular new weight-loss approach of eating within a restricted window of time during the day, allowing for an extended period of fasting — also...

Could Probiotics Help Tackle Childhood Obesity?

Children and young adults could have their obesity managed using probiotic supplementation, suggests Italian data that reveals weight loss alongside changes in insulin resistance with...

The Long Road to a PsA Prevention Trial

About one-third of all patients with psoriasis will develop psoriatic arthritis (PsA), a condition that comes with a host of vague symptoms and no definitive...

‘Fat-Shaming’ Drops in US but UK Public Still Apportion Blame

Weight-shaming, or explicit bias towards people with obesity, has significantly reduced in the United States over the past 3 years, suggesting wider acceptance of obesity...

New ESC/EACTS Guideline on Atrial Fibrillation

New atrial fibrillation management guidelines from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) call for diagnostic confirmation and structured characterization of AF and the need to...

Diabetes, Weight Loss Increase Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

A new study has linked recent-onset diabetes and subsequent weight loss to an increased risk of pancreatic cancer, indicating a distinct group of individuals to...

Treat Obesity Like Breast Cancer, With Empathy, Say Canadians

A new Canadian clinical practice guideline for treating adults with obesity emphasizes improving health rather than simply losing weight, among other things. A summary of...