Category Archives: Weight loss

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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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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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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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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Low-carb diet has same weight loss but better BP control than drug/diet combo

A new randomized study comparing 1) a low-carbohydrate diet with 2) combination of weight-loss drug, orlistat* (Xenical), and a low-fat diet has found that both strategies produced similar weight loss over a one-year period.  The low-carb diet, however, also produced … Continue reading

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Obesity increase risk of ischemic-stroke

Previous study, Northern Manhattan Cohort Study, has shown that an elevated waist circumference increased the risk of MI and vascular death.  However, a new study published in the January 21, 2010 issue of Stroke indicated that obesity is also a … Continue reading

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20% of US teenagers are obese

A new report from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicated that one in five youths aged 12 to 19 years has abnormal lipid levels (LDL cholesterol > 130mg/dl, HDL < 35 mg/dl and triglyceride > 150 mg/dl).  Also, … Continue reading

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