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Weight Loss Takes More Than Just Exercise, Study Shows

Exercise can only help so much when it comes to losing weight, a new study shows. People who want to lose weight should focus on what they’re eating as well as exercising regularly. Researchers say there’s a reason exercise by itself isn’t enough: the body adapts to higher activity levels. According to a new study […]

Bon Secours Offers New Gastric Balloon, Weight Loss Option

Individuals who are overweight now have access to a new, nonsurgical weight loss procedure that uses a gastric balloon to help them lose weight. The ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon System, recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has been shown to help people lose up to three times more weight than those who only changed […]

Bariatric Surgery Improves Heart Health More Than Diet, Exercise for Some

Losing a significant amount of weight through bariatric surgery may do more for the heart’s health than shedding pounds through diet and exercise. A new study, published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, found that heart function in people considered morbidly obese returns to normal after bariatric surgery. This was not the result for people who lost weight by eating […]

Older Women Should Choose Carbs Wisely to Avoid Higher Depression Risk

White bread, white rice and soda do more than add weight to your waistline. A new study found that a diet high in refined carbohydrates can also increase the risk for older women to develop depression. Here’s the good news: by eating a healthier diet with more dietary fiber, whole grains and vegetables, the risk […]

Focus on Exercise, Healthy Eating to Avoid Middle-Age Weight Gain

It’s pretty common to gain extra pounds as you go through your 30s, 40s and 50s. While it’s harder to lose those pounds, it’s also important to try because carrying that extra weight could be harming your health, according to national health authorities. We can blame a few biological changes for middle-age weight gain. One […]

Only 1 in 10 Adults Eating Enough Fruits and Vegetables, CDC Finds

If you’re like the majority of Americans, chances are your most recent meal contained very little fruit or vegetables. Although it’s widely taught that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables helps maintain a healthy weight and reduces the risk for heart disease, stroke and some cancers, roughly one in 10 American adults actually eats the recommended daily […]

Registered Dietitians Help Many Reach Weight Loss Goals

One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight by exercising regularly and eating a healthier diet. If you or someone in your family is one of the thousands of people looking on the the internet for diet news, authorities at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics have some important advice: Make sure you […]

6 Tricks to Get Rid of Halloween Treats

After the trick-or-treating is done, you may be left holding a lot of candy. While you don’t want to be wasteful and throw it away, you probably don’t want your family eating it all either. Here are some creative solutions to the post-Halloween candy surplus: Send it to the troops. Give our soldiers a sweet […]

Weight Gain Around Waist May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Women who want to minimize their chances of developing breast cancer may want to change their exercise and eating habits so they stay the same skirt size as they get older, a new study suggests. Researchers found that going up one skirt size every 10 years was associated with a 33 percent greater risk of developing […]

Many People Underestimate Sodium Intake, Survey Finds

Many Americans never pick up the salt shaker because they know too much sodium can increase their risk for high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease. Yet, they still eat too much and most have no idea how much they’re actually eating, according to new research from the American Heart Association. In a survey of […]