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FareWell changes name to Better Therapeutics, sees 0.8 percent A1c reduction in small study
San Francisco-based FareWell is changing its name to Better Therapeutics, a rebranding that reflects the company ’s shift in focus from weight loss and disease prevention to digital therapeutics to treat chronic diseases. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the best way to get rid of visceral fat?
A look at visceral fat, the fat stored in a person ’s abdominal cavity. Included is detail on when to see a doctor and the outlook for people with too much. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Morbidly obese amputee runs for the first time in 15 years
James 'L.B.' Bonner, from Lexington, South Carolina, weighed 642lbs (45 stone) at his heaviest after years of comfort eating, but has now dropped 326lbs (23 stone) thanks to weight loss surgery and therapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can't keep the weight off? This may be why
Our bodies don't take well to repeated dieting, which they perceive as potentially dangerous. One protein, however, may be key to preventing weight loss. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - the BEST exercise to lower your blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 symptoms include passing more urine than usual, unexplained weight loss and having an unquenchable thirst. But, you could lower your blood sugar by doing this exercise. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating More Slowly Can Help Weight Loss Eating More Slowly Can Help Weight Loss
Eating more slowly, along with not eating within 2 hours of going to sleep, and cutting out after dinner snacks, could help with weight loss, researchers say.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Weight loss exercise: Seven reasons why cold weather workouts can benefit your health
WEIGHT loss through exercise can be difficult at this time of year with the shorter days and cooler temperatures, but working out in cold weather can actually benefit your health in a number of ways. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Obesity: You don't have to lose weight to be fit
A study shows that obese people can have good cardiovascular health, as long as they are fit, and high fitness brings even more benefit in severe obesity. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

3 simple habits linked to weight loss
If you're looking to loose weight, new research finds these three habits may help you reach your goals. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shedding Pounds Before Weight-Loss Surgery a Smart Move
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 -- By the time you've decided to have weight-loss surgery, you've probably given up on dieting altogether. But a new study suggests that if you can drop some weight in the month before your procedure, you might have a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Eating slowly can influence weight loss
A new study published inBMJ Open suggests that eating slowly, as well as low alcohol consumption and avoiding after-dinner snacks, can have an impact in weight loss. Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 14, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Fitbit Extends Its Reach in Healthcare
Fitbit is expanding its reach in healthcare through the proposed acquisition of Boston-based Twine Health, a connected health platform designed to help people manage chronic conditions, aid in lifestyle interventions like weight loss and smoking cessation, and make it easier for providers and patients to collaborate on health plans. Learn about key topics in the industry at the free Advanced Design and Manufacturing (ADM) Conference and Expo March 7-8, 2018, in Cleveland, OH.  The deal, which is set to close in the first quarter, would lay the foundation for San Francisco, CA-based Fitbit to expand its offerings ...
Source: MDDI - February 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - breakthrough supplement drink could CURE high blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 symptoms include weight loss, feeling very tired and blurred vision. A supplement drink could cure the blood sugar condition, scientists have revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Common Household Chemicals Affect Your Weight?
Widely used manmade chemicals called perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) may undermine dieters' attempts to maintain weight loss by slowing down the body's metabolism, the new study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chemicals found in food packaging linked to weight gain
A study led by Harvard ’s School of Public Health looked at the affect of chemicals called perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) on weight regulation after weight loss. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chemicals In Food Wrappers Are Linked to Weight Gain
Chemicals known as perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)—used frequently in fast-food wrappers and other products for their oil- and water-repellant properties—have been linked to hormone disruption, immune dysfunction, high cholesterol and even cancer. Now, a new study suggests that exposure to the chemicals could make it harder to keep weight off after dieting. The study, published in PLOS Medicine, found that levels of PFAS in the blood were linked to greater weight gain in a group of people who had recently shed pounds, especially among the women. Another finding may hint at why: People with higher blood levels ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Environmental Chemicals Found in Non-Stick Pans Are Linked to Weight Gain
Chemicals known as perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)—used frequently in fast-food wrappers and other products for their oil- and water-repellant properties—have been linked to hormone disruption, immune dysfunction, high cholesterol and even cancer. Now, a new study suggests that exposure to the chemicals could make it harder to keep weight off after dieting. The study, published in PLOS Medicine, found that levels of PFAS in the blood were linked to greater weight gain in a group of people who had recently shed pounds, especially among the women. Another finding may hint at why: People with higher blood levels ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

WATCH: 5 tips for losing weight with your loved one
A new study found a "ripple effect" on weight loss among couples. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2: Woman CURED condition and lost four and a half stone with this diet
DIABETES type 2 symptoms include fatigue, weight loss and constantly feeling thirsty. This patient cured her condition, and lost 30kg, by following this diet plan. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Valentine's Day tips: Weight loss can be contagious between partners
A Kentucky couple is celebrating Valentine's Day more than 120 pounds thinner. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Diabetes diet – the 49p spice in your kitchen cupboard that may PREVENT high blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 symptoms include feeling very thirsty, feeling very tired, and unexplained weight loss. But, you could prevent the condition by eating more of this common spice. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Will eating slowly help you to lose weight?
Causality is a rarely achievable feat in medical research, and while observational, a study offers strong evidence that eating slowly lowers obesity risk. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Eating Slowly May Help With Weight Loss, Study Finds
People who slowed their eating and refrained from nighttime snacking lost more weight. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

Eating More Slowly May Help With Weight Loss, Study Finds
People who slowed their eating and refrained from nighttime snacking lost more weight over time. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

3 simple habits linked to weight loss
Trying to lose weight? New research suggests these three things may make a difference (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s Why Eating More Slowly May Help You Lose Weight
People looking to lose weight might try all kinds of ways to eat fewer calories. Now, a study in BMJ Open sheds some light onto which of those strategies actually work: Based on data from nearly 60,000 people, three behaviors—eating slowly, cutting out after-dinner snacks and not eating within two hours of going to bed—were linked to lower obesity rates and smaller waistlines. The study looked specifically at people in Japan with type 2 diabetes who had one to three health check-ups between 2008 and 2013. During those appointments, people were asked about their eating and sleeping habits, including how fast the...
Source: TIME: Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Weight loss Source Type: news

Indian weight loss, fitness app maker HealthifyMe secures $12M
HealthifyMe, an Indian company offering a weight loss and fitness app that features an artificial intelligence-powered assistant, has raised $12 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Sistema Asia Fund, with Samsung NEXT, Atlas Asset Management, Dream Incubator, and others supporting the company for the first time. Returning investors IDG Ventures India, Inventus Capital, Blume Ventures, and NB Ventures also participated. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How weight loss makes us hungrier
Although obese participants had higher levels of hunger and satiety hormones after 2 years of sustained weight loss, hunger hormones seemed to be stronger. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Ghrelin levels do not adjust after weightloss
A study, published in theAmerican Journal of Physiology, Endocrinology and Metabolism, reports that ghrelin levels remain high in those that have lost weight, which increases levels of hunger and may contribute to rebound weight gain.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Eat to beat diabetes
Last week we unveiled The Definitive Diabetes Diet, a revolutionary plan based on breakthrough research that has proved type 2 diabetes can be beaten through weight loss and healthy eating. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lose weight standing around: New study finds standing rather than sitting for six hours per day prevents weight gain, aids weight loss
(Natural News) An easy way to lose weight is to stand instead of sitting. A new study discovered that standing rather than sitting for six hours each day could prevent weight gain as well as help lose weight. The study was carried out by a team of researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, New... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How yoga can help to manage metabolic syndrome
A new study explains the mechanism through which 1 year of yoga training benefits adults with metabolic syndrome and raised blood pressure. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Feb 9, 2018 This Week in Cardiology Feb 9, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
Genetic risk scores and early onset CAD, ECGs in athletes, the ripple effect of weight loss, troponin in sepsis, and fish oil for CVD prevention are the topics discussed in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Diabetes diet: Add these foods to your diet to REVERSE your blood sugar condition
DIABETES type 2 symptoms include unexplained weight loss, having an unquenchable thirst, and feeling very tired. You could reverse the condition by eating more of these foods. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes diet: Eating these foods everyday could REVERSE your blood sugar condition
DIABETES type 2 symptoms include unexplained weight loss, having an unquenchable thirst, and feeling very tired. You could reverse the condition by eating more of these foods. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HealthWatch: School-Based Obesity Intervention Programs May Not Be Effective
BOSTON (CBS) – According to a study in The BMJ, school-based obesity intervention programs for young children may not help that much. Researchers looked at a year-long program for about 1,200 five- and six-year-olds at more than 50 state-run schools in England and found that the body mass index (BMI) scores for the children had not changed significantly by the end. There were also no significant differences in the amount of calories consumed, levels of physical activity, or blood pressure. The program included 30 minutes of physical activity at the end of each day, cooking classes for parents and children as well as ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Childhood Obesity Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Eating Fruit Can Actually Help You Lose Weight. A Nutritionist Explains
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The enzyme that frustrates your weight loss efforts
A single enzyme might be key to the body's 'decision' to burn or store fat, says a new study from the University of California. So how can we work with it? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Lifestyle changes that work for weight loss
Successful treatment of overweight and obesity in most adults is as easy and difficult as maintaining recommended diet and physical activity. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight loss interventions that work: Surgery
Do you have pounds to lose but don't have a weight loss plan? If you are seriously considering how to go about shedding pounds, there are three proven levels of intervention, depending on your individual needs. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interventions that work: Surgery
Do you have pounds to lose but don't have a weight loss plan? If you are seriously considering how to go about shedding pounds, there are three proven levels of intervention, depending on your individual needs. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medications that work
Do you have pounds to lose but don't have a weight loss plan? If you are seriously considering how to go about shedding pounds, there are three proven levels of intervention, depending on your individual needs. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight Loss Before Bariatric Surgery Helps Ditch Pounds Afterwards Weight Loss Before Bariatric Surgery Helps Ditch Pounds Afterwards
Dropping 8% or more of excess pounds 4 weeks prior to bariatric surgery is associated with greater weight loss over the next 12 months and should be encouraged for maximal success.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Uncovering the science behind 'sound body, sound mind'
How does exercise benefit body and brain? A new study describes how muscular activity improves metabolism and the immune system and reduces depression. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Be honest, realistic with yourself about weight loss: Acknowledging the challenges found to improve success
(Natural News) A new study suggested that acknowledging the challenges and difficulties of weight loss and its maintenance improved success and self-control. The study was conducted by a team of researchers from Drexel University who discovered that a change in the external food environment improved the study samples’ cognitive restraint and resulted to greater weight... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allurion launches pivotal US Elipse gastric balloon trial
Allurion Technologies said today it launched the pivotal Enlighten US clinical trial of its Elipse gastric balloon designed for weight loss. The Elipse gastric balloon is made of a thin, flexible polymer film and is ingested as a capsule without the need for surgery. The balloon is filled once it reaches a patient’s stomach to reduce hunger, and passes naturally through the GI tract after 4 months, the Natick, Mass.-based company said. “The start of the Enlighten clinical trial is not only a milestone for the Elipse Balloon, but also for the field of weight loss more broadly. Non-surgical weight loss thera...
Source: Mass Device - February 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blog Allurion Technologies Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Beer compounds may help to treat metabolic syndrome
Xanthohumol — a compound found in beer — and two of its hydrogenated derivatives may be beneficial for people with metabolic syndrome, say researchers. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Weight Loss in Married Couples Shows'Ripple Effect'Weight Loss in Married Couples Shows'Ripple Effect '
This study adds to the growing literature suggesting that weight and weight change within married couples is highly interdependent,'say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Pre-Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Seems to Boost Outcomes (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Tied to greater rate of post-op excess weight loss over a year (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - February 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Over-the-counter weight-loss pills
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news