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40% of weight-loss surgeries develop complications (USA Today)
About 40% of patients who have weight-loss surgeries develop complications such as a hernia, abdominal cramping or pneumonia in the six months after the procedure, a study shows. Researchers say such complications often add thousands of dollars to patients'' medical bills.
Nutrition Notes: Diet Versus Exercise for Weight Loss (Kansas City InfoZine)
By Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN - With excess weight a greater problem than ever, the question of whether changing eating habits or exercise is more likely to produce weight loss is vital. A new study confirms the overall research findings that dietary change - specifically eating less fat - produces more weight loss than changes in exercise. But it also shows that changes in one kind of behavior
Weight-loss surgery issues are common,study finds (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON - Four out of every 10 patients who undergo weight-loss surgery develop complications within six months, the federal government said Sunday. The number of such surgical procedures has been rising rapidly, along with the incidence of obesity, which now afflicts 30 percent of U.S. adults, health officials said. Obesity surgery is helping thousands of Americans lose weight and reduce the
Weight-Loss Challenge Continues Today in USA TODAY and on USATODAY.com (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
The 2006 USA TODAY Weight-Loss Challenge continues today highlighting dieter Paulette Griffis a 38-year-old financial management analyst from Chula Vista, Calif.
New Insights Into How Major Weight-loss Drugs Work (Medical News Today)
Some of the most important weight-loss drugs work by enhancing the effect of the brain chemical serotonin. These include sibutramine (trade name Meridia) and fenfluramine, which was recalled after the combination with dexfenfluramine, called fen-phen, was linked to potentially fatal heart valve abnormalities. [click link for full article]
Complications common and costly in weight-loss surgery (Denver Post)
Four of every 10 patients who undergo weight- loss surgery develop complications within six months, the federal government said Sunday. The number of such surgical procedures has been rising rapidly, along with the incidence of obesity, which now afflicts 30 percent of adults in the United States, health officials said.
Gender and age in weight loss (Portsmouth Herald)
Trying to lose weight but frustrated that it is harder for you than a co-worker or family member with the same goal? It could be that there are other factors affecting your rate of weight loss.
40% of Weight-Loss Surgery Patients Develop Complications (HealthDay via Yahoo! News)
SUNDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of people opt for surgery as a way to lose weight, but four in 10 develop complications within six months after surgery, according to a new U.S. government report.
China bans ads promising magic weight loss (AP via Yahoo! News)
China on Friday announced a temporary ban on television and radio advertisements for weight loss, breast enlargement and other beauty products and treatments on fears that such ads violate consumer''s rights and endanger their health.
Guaranteed Weight Loss Vitamin Manufacture Announces New Web Site to Better Serve Their Clients (PR Web)
Along with the new features of the new ABSNutrition.net, ABS is giving away a free sample of the Infernolean weight loss formula. (PRWEB Jul 22, 2006)