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Obesity and Infertility in Woman – Study Sheds New Light

A new study, soon to be published in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), has demonstrated a clear association between obesity and detrimental changes in the ovaries. This may be one reason why obese women find it harder to conceive, as the changes in the ovary may make it difficult or even impossible for the egg to form into a viable embryo.

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Linoleic Acid and Safflower Oil: Two Dietary Oils Proven to Burn Fat

You may have heard that some dietary oils can help you trim extra inches, but are the rumors true?

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Side Effects of Herbal Weight-Loss Supplements: What do Clinical Studies Show?

Herbal remedies claim to be safe and effective for weight loss, but herbal dietary supplements aren’t held to the same standards as conventional drugs. As a result, these weight-loss supplements might not accurately warn of unpleasant—or even dangerous—side effects.

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Nutrient Deficiencies in Bariatric Patients

Surgical solutions to obesity can correct severe obesity, but what effect do they have on the body’s ability to extract nutrients from meals? After experiencing a drastic reduction in the ability to consume food—and, in some surgeries, skipping over some of the nutrient-absorbing parts of the digestive tract—bariatric patients may suffer from nutrient deficiencies.

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Comparison of Weight-Loss Diets: Is the Macronutrient Ratio Important?

When it comes to losing weight, reducing your daily calorie intake is widely recognized as necessary. Does it matter where you get your calories, though?

Plenty of debate surrounds the question of what percentage of dieters’ daily calorie intake should come from each macronutrient. Macronutrients—fat, protein and carbohydrates—are the three sources of calories in food.

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Food Allergies And Weight Loss. Are Allergies Hindering Your Diet?

Are you genuinely struggling to lose weight? No matter how hard you try, you just can’t get the scales to budge? Does this sound like you? Well perhaps you have food sensitivities that are preventing you from losing weight. Recent studies have consistently shown that those dieters who just cannot lose weight can have remarkable weight loss successes after identifying their food sensitivities.

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Gastric Banding or Bypass? Comparing the Scientific Studies on Weight Loss Surgery

A recent report in the American Journal of Medicine by University of California medical researchers compares the two most common weight loss surgeries: gastric bypass and gastric banding.

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Weight Loss Surgery Pros Include Reduced Cancer Risk For Women

Two separate studies recently released have both shown that possibly one of the most impressive weight loss surgery pros is the proven reduction in cancers for women. 

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Should You Have a Tummy Tuck After Major Weight Loss? New Research on the Effects of Abdominoplasty

The millions of dieters who struggle with weight loss are trying to improve their health, but there’s no question that for many (if not most of us), we also hope to look good when we’ve shed the excess pounds. 

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Does the Stomach Regain Size After Sleeve Gastrectomy? A Possible Downside to One Bariatric Surgery Technique

As more and more people seek bariatric surgery to aid in major weight loss, a variety of techniques have been developed.  One of the techniques that we don’t hear about in the news as frequently is sleeve gastrectomy, in which the size of the stomach is reduced to a narrow tube (essentially removing a large part of the stomach to produce a smaller stomach cavity and decrease hunger).

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