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Knowledge of Fat-Making Complex Could Fight Obesity

In an advance that has implications for new anti-obesity and anti-cancer drugs, a "movie" has been made of how a molecular complex in the human cell performs a "dance" in which it dramatically changes shape to promote all of the stages of fat synthesis. Click here for more information on Weight Loss.

Growth Hormone Aids Healthier Obesity Weight Loss

Administering growth hormone to obese women as they diet and exercise after undergoing bariatric surgery helps them lose more fat-tissue weight and retain more lean-muscle-mass weight, a recent report showed. Click here for more information on Weight Loss.

More Exercise Induces Women to Eat Treats

Overweight women who engaged in exercise for one to two hours a week lost several pounds over six months without dieting. But paradoxically, those who exercised even more - three hours a week - failed to lose as much as expected. Click here for more information on Weight Loss.

Viruses Being Used to Fight Cancer

It's common knowledge that viruses make us sick. But a new, counterintuitive logic is coming into play in the war on cancer, namely, that viruses can also make us well. Click here for more information on Weight Loss.

Weight-Loss Surgery Cures Teen Diabetes

When stomach-stapling surgery is performed on obese adolescents, they usually experience immediate and complete relief from health-imperiling type 2 diabetes, a recent study has showed. Click here for more information on Weight Loss.

Equal Access to Fertility Treatment Urged for Obese

Overweight and obese women have the same chance of having a baby through in vitro fertilization (IVF) as normal-weight women, according to a recent study, and therefore shouldn't be discriminated against at fertility clinics. Click here for more information on Weight Loss.

For Obese, Losing a Little Helps a Lot

If obese people lose even a moderate amount of weight, their risk of developing serious health problems, especially heart disease, is dramatically lowered, according to a recent study. Click here for more information on Weight Loss.

Morbidly Obese Seen as Huge Future Hospital Burden

Morbidly obese Americans, whose numbers are rising rapidly today and whose average hospital expenses far outstrip other people's, are likely to become a terrible drain on hospital resources in the near future, a recent study showed. Click here for more information on Weight Loss.

MRI Excellent in Investigating Back Pain

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is becoming more and more useful to doctors in identifying the multiple possible causes of back pain, according to a recent evaluation of the technology from an orthopedic perspective.

Bariatric Surgery Patients Lead Comparatively Unhealthy Lifestyle

Patients who have undergone weight-loss surgery, even though they may have lost 100 pounds or more, engaged in poorer eating and exercise habits compared with obese people who lost the same amount of weight through diet and exercise, a recent study has found. Click here for more information on Weight Loss.

Fast Eating Increases Fatness

Wolfing your food and at the same time eating until you feel full cause a near tripling of the risk of being overweight, according to a recent study from Japan's Osaka University. Click here for more information on Weight Loss.