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Obesity

Obesity

What is the role of medication in the treatment of obesity? Medication treatment of obesity should be used only in patients who have health risks related to obesity. Medications should be used in patients with a BMI greater than 30 or in those with a BMI of greater than 27 who have other medical conditions […]

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Cellulite

Cellulite

What are cellulite symptoms and signs? Cellulite causes dimpling of the skin and a lumpy appearance to the flesh. Cellulite can cause an “orange peel” appearance to the skin. It is most commonly located in the hips, buttocks, and abdomen. Sometimes it occurs in the breasts, upper arms, or belly. With mild cellulite, the dimpling […]

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Restaurant Appetizers That Make Great Main Dishes

Restaurant Appetizers That Make Great Main Dishes

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Ordering an appetizer rather than an entree can be the answer to enjoying restaurant meals without busting your calorie budget. The trick is to ask for yours to be served when everyone else gets their main course so […]

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Some Reasons to Work With a Dietitian

Some Reasons to Work With a Dietitian

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Want customized diet advice to make your weight or health goals attainable? Consider working with an RD — a registered dietitian. Not just a luxury for the rich, a registered dietitian has the know-how to create a diet […]

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The Paleo Diet: Fad or Not So Fad?

The Paleo Diet: Fad or Not So Fad?

Latest Diet & Weight Management News THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The so-called “Paleo” diet, which cuts out a number of food groups to bring about weight loss, has been around for several years now and at first blush may sound like just another fad. But some recent scientific studies since the diet […]

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Obese Men Suffer ‘Weight Stigma,’ Too

Obese Men Suffer ‘Weight Stigma,’ Too

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — It’s a long-held stereotype that men are less self-conscious about their weight than women. But a new study reveals that obese men are just as likely as women to be mistreated and stigmatized by others due to their […]

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A Big Belly Bad for Your Heart

A Big Belly Bad for Your Heart

Latest Diet & Weight Management News FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Even if you’re not obese, too much belly fat could harm your ticker, researchers report. “People with a normal weight but a fat belly have more chance of heart problems than people without a fat belly, even if they are obese according […]

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Breakfast Fans Gain Less Weight Over Time

Breakfast Fans Gain Less Weight Over Time

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Starting each day with breakfast may help you keep the pounds off through the years, a preliminary study finds. The study, of nearly 350 healthy adults, found that those who usually ate breakfast had smaller waistlines and were […]

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Philly’s Soda Tax Is Working, Study Finds

Philly’s Soda Tax Is Working, Study Finds

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Philadelphia’s “soda” tax seems to be getting the results city officials wanted. New research shows that since the city began taxing sodas, energy drinks and other sweetened beverages on Jan. 1, 2017, Philadelphians are about 40 percent less […]

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The Bad Habits That Lead to Weight Gain

The Bad Habits That Lead to Weight Gain

Latest Diet & Weight Management News THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — It’s no secret that weight gain results from consuming too many calories. But at its core is an imbalance of healthy and unhealthy habits. On one side of the scale — the healthy side — are foods such as whole grains, fruits […]