Weight management

FILE - This April 3, 2018 file photo shows a closeup of a beam scale in New York. New research, published Tuesday, Oct. 16 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, suggests obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in people with diabetes. The study reinforces evidence that the benefits of stomach-shrinking surgery extend beyond weight loss. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
October 16, 2018 - 12:47 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new research suggests, reinforcing evidence that benefits extend beyond weight loss. The study tracked about 20,000 severely obese patients with Type 2 diabetes. Those who had...
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This undated image provided by Eisai in August 2018 shows the company's Belviq medication. For the first time, a study found that a drug can help people lose weight and keep it off for several years without raising their risk for heart problems. Doctors say the results may encourage wider use of Belviq to help fight obesity. Results were discussed Sunday, Aug 26, 2018 at a European Society of Cardiology meeting in Munich and published by the New England Journal of Medicine. (Eisai via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 3:06 pm
For the first time, a drug has been shown to help people lose weight and keep it off for several years without raising their risk for heart problems — a safety milestone that may encourage wider use to help curb the obesity epidemic. The drug, Belviq, has been sold in the United States since 2013...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2012 file photo, a smoker extinguishes a cigarette in an ash tray in Sacramento, Calif. If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you’re trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study released on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 finds you’re still better off in the long run. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
August 15, 2018 - 5:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you're trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study finds you're still better off in the long run. Compared with smokers, even the quitters who gained the most weight had at least a 50 percent lower risk...
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This Thursday, July 19, 2018, photo provided by Colorado Parks and Wildlife shows an orphaned bear cub that was burned by a wildfire healing at a rehabilitation center in Del Norte, Colo. Wildlife officials said Friday that the bear no longer has to wear bandages on her feet, which were severely burned by a wildfire north of Durango. The cub has more than doubled in size to 26 pounds (12 kilograms) since being spotted by firefighters and has left her cage to live in a pen with other cubs at the center. (Joe Lewandowski/Colorado Parks and Wildlife via AP)
July 20, 2018 - 7:40 pm
DENVER (AP) — An orphaned bear cub burned by a Colorado wildfire is healing and gaining weight. Wildlife officials said Friday that the bear no longer has to wear bandages on her feet, which were severely burned by flames north of Durango last month. The cub has more than doubled in size, to 26...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, file photo, socialite Ivana Trump attends the Angel Ball, hosted by Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Trump, the former wife of President Donald Trump who once appeared with him in a commercial for Pizza Hut, wants America to lose some weight. On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, the businesswoman launched a promotional campaign for an Italian weight-loss diet system that offers packaged meals of specially made pastas, soups and drinks. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
June 13, 2018 - 7:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ivana Trump, the former wife of President Donald Trump who once appeared with him in a commercial for Pizza Hut, wants America to lose some weight. The businesswoman on Wednesday launched a promotional campaign for an Italian weight-loss diet system that offers packaged meals of...
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This Tuesday, April 3, 2018 photo shows a closeup of a beam scale in New York. New research released on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 suggests there's a critical window for overweight kids to get to a healthy level. Those who shed their extra pounds by age 13 had the same risk of developing diabetes in adulthood as others who had never weighed too much, a large study of Danish men found. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)
April 04, 2018 - 5:04 pm
There may be a critical window for overweight kids to get to a healthy level. Those who shed their extra pounds by age 13 had the same risk of developing diabetes in adulthood as others who had never weighed too much, a large study of Danish men found. Diabetes can develop when the body can't...
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FILE - This Sept. 15, 2011, file photo shows the nutrition label on a can of soda in Philadelphia. A precision nutrition weight loss approach didn't hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters' genetic or metabolic makeup. Adults in the new study lost 13 pounds on average, regardless of diet, genes and insulin levels. What seemed to make a difference was healthful eating. Participants who consumed the fewest processed foods, sugary drinks and unhealthy fats lost the most weight. The study was published Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018, in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
February 20, 2018 - 12:47 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A precision nutrition approach to weight loss didn't hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters' DNA profiles. Previous research has suggested that a person's insulin levels or certain genes could interact with different types of diets to influence weight...
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This April 20, 2015 photo provided by Busch Gardens shows a polar bear wearing a GPS video-camera collar lying on a chunk of sea ice in the Beaufort Sea. A new study released on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 shows some polar bears in the Arctic are shedding pounds during the time they are supposed to be beefing up. Scientists blame climate change for shrinking the ice cover on the Arctic Ocean that the polar bears need for hunting.(Maria Spriggs/Busch Gardens via AP)
February 01, 2018 - 3:06 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Some polar bears in the Arctic are shedding pounds during the time they should be beefing up, a new study shows. It's the climate change diet and scientists say it's not good. They blame global warming for the dwindling ice cover on the Arctic Ocean that bears need for...
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This photo provided by Chevrolet shows the new 2019 Silverado High Country pickup. General Motors is making the new Chevrolet Silverado pickup bigger yet lighter so it’s more fuel efficient. (Courtesy of Chevrolet via AP)
January 13, 2018 - 8:04 pm
DETROIT (AP) — In the world of full-size pickups, it's a race to see who can haul more stuff, yet do it with lighter, more efficient trucks. General Motors is taking a big step that way with an all-new Chevrolet Silverado unveiled Saturday night ahead of Detroit's big auto show. The Silverado is...
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December 26, 2017 - 9:09 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Traci Mann, University of Minnesota and A. Janet Tomiyama, University of California, Los Angeles (THE CONVERSATION) Diets do not work. The scientific evidence is clear as can be that...
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