Category Archives: Obesity

A Potential Cure for Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease?

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common liver disease in the world.  It is common in people with obesity, hyperlipidemia, and inflammation.   Currently, there is no cure for it.  Patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease might experience fatigue, pain … Continue reading

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Which Diet is Best for You?

Are you looking for a diet that helps you to lose weight, eat healthier, or manage or prevent health problems? I have the answer for you. In the latest U.S. News & World Report’s Best Diets 2012, experts examined 25 … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Atrial Fibrillation from Recurring?

Currently, there is no effective drug to treat atrial fibrillation (AF).  Even using the most potent drug, amiodarone, only 50% of the AF patients can have their sinus rhythm maintained for a year.  If you have been diagnosed with AF, … Continue reading

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Lack of Sleep Compromises Weight Loss Efforts

If you are trying to lose weight, make sure you get enough sleep.  A study published in the October 5 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine indicated that lack of sleep thwarted the efficacy of dieting to lose weight.  … Continue reading

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Water: A Secret Weapon to Lose Weight?

When I was a kid, my mom always told me not to drink water before a meal.  She told me drinking water would fill up my stomach and made me eat less.  I believed her words, but have never seen … Continue reading

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Benefits of Tea in Reducing Cardiovascular Disease, Obesity, Diabetes and Cancers

Tea is one of the most widely-consumed beverages in the world.  Beside quenching thirst, tea also contains lots of natural ingredients which might be beneficial to the overall health.  This article reviews the clinical benefits of tea. Tea According to … Continue reading

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FDA Revised Orlistat Label to include Risk for Severe Liver Injury

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that it has revised the label for orlistat (Xenical) to include new safety information about rare cases of severe liver injury reported with the use of the weight-loss medication.  Last August, … Continue reading

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High-Protein, Low-Carbohydrate Diet – a viable option for Obese Teens to lose weight

Fear that a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet could adversely affect the growth and cholesterol level; parents have few option to help their kids to lose weight.  A study published in the March issue of the Journal of Pediatrics, however, shed light … Continue reading

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Moderate Drinking in Women Linked to Less Weight Gain

Based on the results of study published in the March 8 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, normal-weight women who consume light to moderate amounts of alcohol appear to gain less weight and have less risk for obesity than … Continue reading

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Lose Weight, regardless of Diet Intervention, can Shrink the Plague in Carotid Artery

A study published in the March issue of the Circulation indicated that people who lost weight by one of the three diets 1) low fat, 2) Mediterranean or 3) low carbohydrate can have the plagues in their carotid artery (the … Continue reading

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