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      Obesity Drug Contrave Rejected By FDA for Heart Risks

      Drugs are not substitute for naturally managing one’s health. However, with the wide spread obesity epidemic and its enormous cost to in dollars and lives, drugs may be a needed part of the solution for decades as people better understand the need for a natural remedy of better diets and...
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      Food Cravings: Four Steps to Help You Kick Your Addictions

      Are you having trouble losing weight because of an addiction to sugary foods?  ABC News reports that Dr. Mehmet Oz offers four steps for beating those cravings by detoxing your liver: Step 1: Replace grains with broccoli or cauliflower for one week, and eat garlic, chives and leeks Step 2:...
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      Drug Pulled From the Market for Heart Attack Risks

      Abbott Laboratories has agreed to pull the weight loss drug Meridia (sibutramine) because clinical studies found rhe drug increased the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Approximately 8 million people worldwide take the drug, according to the FDA, ths includes about 100,000 Americans. “Meridia’s continued availability is not justified when...
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      A Good Nights Sleep Improves Fat Loss

      Cutting back on sleep can reduce the amount of fat loss when dieting, according to researchers form the University of Chicago. “If your goal is to lose fat, skipping sleep is like poking sticks in your bicycle wheels,” said study director Plamen Penev, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine at...
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      FDA Review Panel VOtes for Denial of Diet Drug

      A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted against approval of a new diet pill. The vote was 9 to 5 against the drug named lorcaserin that the benefits do not outweigh the risks. The drug was not very effective as a weight loss aid and had potential risks, according...
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      Stay OFF the Scale to Monitor Your Fitness Fat Loss Program

      by Darin L. Steen The only thing that can come from using only the scale to determine if your exercise program is working is “Bad News”. If you really want to know if your fitness / fat loss program is working you need more tools. The scale simply will not...
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      New Research Finds Water Helps With Weight Loss

      New research presented at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society provides clinical evidence that drinking enough water can be an important key to losing weigh. According to the research, two 8-ounce glasses of water before meals, helped with weight loss. “We are presenting results of the first...
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      Another Reason to Exerise, It Helps You Feel Full

      A study from Brazil finds that besides burning calories, exercise restores the sensitivity of neurons involved in the control of satiety (feeling full), which in turn contributes to reduced food intake and consequently weight loss. The findings is to be published in the open access journal PLoS Biology. The research...
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      FDA: Cases of Severe Liver Injury From Use of Weight Loss Drugs Xenical, Alli

      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today advised consumers and health care professionals about potential rare occurrences of severe liver injury in patients taking the weight-loss medication orlistat, marketed as Xenical and Alli. People who take Xenical or Alli should be aware that liver injury with orlistat – while rare...
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      Our Bodies Brown Fat and Weight Loss

      Last year, researchers made a game-changing realization: brown fat, the energy-burning stuff that keeps babies warm, isn’t just for the youngest among us. Adults have it, too (if they are lucky, anyway), and it is beginning to look like the heat-generating tissue might hold considerable metabolic importance for familiar and...
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      Study Takes Aim at Quick Weight Loss

      Research from Australia aims at setting  the record straight on weight loss. The only reliable way to lose weight is to eat less or exercise more. Preferably both. So why bother to state the obvious? Because a body of scientific literature has arisen over recent years, suggesting that fat oxidation...
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      FDA Issues Safety Concern on Liver Problems from Weight Loss Drug Orlistat

      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it is reviewing adverse event reports of liver injury in patients taking the weight loss drug orlistat, marketed as the prescription drug Xenical and the over-the-counter medication Alli. Between 1999 and 2008, the FDA received 32 reports of serious liver injury...
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      Weight Loss Supplement Recall

      Young You Corporation has been informed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that four weight loss dietary supplements sold and marketed by the firm contain an undeclared drug ingredient. FDA lab analyses of dietary supplements distributed by the company were found to contain undeclared Sibutramine, an FDA-approved drug used...
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      Hormones & Healthy Weight Management Lecture by Dr. Suzette Lanzarotta

      Title: Hormones & Healthy Weight Management Lecture by Dr. Suzette LanzarottaLocation: Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op 1900 Alhambra Boulevard Sacramento, CA 95816Description: Have you noticed a gradual weight gain over a period of years? Do you eat well and exercise but cannot get weight off? Join Dr. Lanzarotta for a discussion...
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      African Mango Potential for Weight Loss

      According to a a new study published in the journal Lipids in Health and Disease, the African mango (Irvingia gabonensis) has potential as a weight loss aid, and may help lower cholesterol levels. For the study, 102 overweight or obese adults were assigned to receive either 150 milligrams of the...
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      Different Low Calorie Diets Lead to Weight Loss

      Regardless of carbohydrate, protein or fat content says long-term study that also found that attending counseling sessions also key to promoting weight loss Many popular diets emphasize either carbohydrate, protein or fat as the best way to lose weight. However, there have been few studies lasting more than a year...
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      Researchers Tout “Big Breakfast” Weigth Loss Plan

      New weight loss diet recommends high-carb and protein loaded big breakfast to start the day.  Researchers may have found a better way to overcome the common problem of dieters abandoning their diet and regaining lost weight.  Eat a big breakfast packed with carbohydrates (“carbs”) and protein, then follow a low-carb,...
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