Weight Loss

Losing weight with NIH Body Weight Planner

Losing weight with free NIH Body Weight Planner

It’s always a good time to resolve to eat better, be more active, and lose weight. For the more than 2 out of 3...
Are high-fat, low-carb diets the way to lose weight?

Are high-fat, low-carb diets the way to lose weight?

The currently popular high-fat, low-carbohydrate diets promise quick, dramatic weight loss. But they’re not the route to healthy, long-term weight management. A diet high in fat,...
Too much fat around your belly linked to heart attack

Too much fat around your belly linked to heart attack

A large waist-hip ratio is a more important risk factor for heart attacks than weight, especially for younger to middle-aged women. This is shown in...
Could drugs replace gastric bypass surgery for weight loss

Could drugs replace gastric bypass surgery for weight loss?

Gastric bypass surgery is one of the most successful treatments for obesity and related disorders. However, some patients may not want to undergo surgery. In an...
How to have a healthy weight to protect your heart

How to have a healthy weight to protect your heart

If you are overweight or obese, taking pounds off can reduce your chances of developing heart disease in several ways. First, losing weight will directly...
Does your tea or coffee make you gain more weight

Does your tea or coffee make you gain more weight?

More than 160 million people in the U.S. drink coffee or tea on a regular basis, and many of them use sugar, cream, flavored...
Weight loss through exercise alone may not protect knees

Weight loss through exercise alone may not protect knees

Obese people who lose a substantial amount of weight can significantly slow down the degeneration of their knee cartilage, but only if they lose...
Self-weighing and controlling eating behaviors can help lose more weight after bariatric surgery

Self-weighing and controlling eating behaviors can help lose more weight after bariatric surgery

Assessing certain weight control practices and eating behaviors after bariatric surgery can significantly influence the amount of weight loss after surgery, according to a...
Why are some obese people at higher risk for diabetes than others

Why are some obese people at higher risk for diabetes than others?

For years, scientists have known that someone who is thin could still end up with diabetes. Yet an obese person may be surprisingly healthy. Now,...
How to maintain weight loss successfully

How to maintain weight loss successfully

Body weight is a key factor to protect us from chronic disease. Although obese people can lose weight through healthy diet, exercise programs, medicine, and...