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Weight Management
 
FDA Issues Warning About Balloon Obesity Treatments...
SOURCE: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, news release, Feb. 9, 2017
2/13/2017

MONDAY, Feb. 13, 2017 -- Fluid-filled balloons placed in the stomach to treat obesity have been linked to serious complications, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports.

The balloons treat obesity by taking up space in a patient's stomach, and are used in conjunction with diet and e...

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The Shame of 'Fat Shaming'...
SOURCES: Rebecca Pearl, Ph.D., assistant professor, psychology, department of psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia; Rebecca Puhl, Ph.D., deputy director, Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, University of Connecticut; Scott Kahan, M.D., M.P.H., director, National Center for Weight and Wellness, Washington, and faculty member, Johns Hopkins and George Washington Universities, Washington, D.C.; Jan. 30, 2017, Obesity
1/31/2017

TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2017 -- Trying to shame an overweight or obese person into losing weight won't motivate them to do so, and may even raise their risk for heart disease and other health problems, a new study suggests.

The more self-blame and devalued that people said they felt when stigma...

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Whole-Grain Foods May Help You Stay Slim...
SOURCES: J. Philip Karl, Ph.D., nutrition scientist, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick, Mass.; Connie Diekman, R.D., M.Ed., director, university nutrition, Washington University, St. Louis, and former president, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; Feb. 8, 2017, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, online
2/8/2017

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8, 2017 -- Switching to whole-grain foods might help keep your weight in check as much as a brisk 30-minute daily walk would, a new study suggests.

Whole grains seem to both lower the number of calories your body absorbs during digestion and speed metabolism, explained stu...

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