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 Weight Management

 What USDA-approved drugs are available for long-term treatment of obesity?
These are USDA-approved drugs are available for long-term treatment of obesity

 What surgical options are available for weight loss?
Surgical options are available for weight loss.

 Healthy Eating Tips for Losing Excess Weight
Adjusting your diet is an integral part of losing excess weight. To get all the nutrients your body needs, carefully follow the food plan you selected

 Hold It!
Your heart will be healthier if you reach and maintain your best weight, and don't go up and down the scale like a yo-yo.

 Lifestyle Change Adds to Weight-loss Drug's Effect
Nearly a third of Americans are considered overweight and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regards a diet pill as effective if it helps a 200-pound (90-kg) person lose at least 10 pounds (4.5 kg) in a year.

 Portion Size Affects Consumption
Psychologists say their research demonstrates the power of what's called "unit bias," the sense that a particular portion of food is appropriate.

 Intuitive Eating: the Anti-dieting Diet
Stop dieting. Become an "intuitive eater." It's a better way to maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of heart disease, research suggests.

 What is Fad Diet?
A fad diet is a weight loss plan or aid that promises dramatic results. These diets don't offer long-term success, and they are usually not very healthy.

 Lose weight the safe way
Obesity can foster poor self-esteem and pave the way for eating disorders. In addition, young women who are losing the battle with the scale are potentially setting themselves up for future health problems down the line, such as heart disease, stroke, Type II diabetes, and certain types of cancer.

 Aging & Weight Control
With aging, metabolism slows down, and the number of calories needed decreases somewhat when activity and exercise are reduced.

 Gastrointestinal surgery for severe obesity
Severe obesity is a chronic condition that is difficult to treat through diet and exercise alone.

 Weight Loss Surgery Helps Prevent Diabetes
The long-lasting weight reduction achieved with laparoscopic gastric banding, a minimally invasive type of weight loss surgery, can help in the prevention and remission of type 2 diabetes in obese patients, according to a report in the journal Diabetes Care

 Aristolochic Acid
Aristolochic Acid may be found in botanical products, which may have been sold as "traditional medicines" or as ingredients in dietary supplements.

 Herbal weight loss tea / "Dieter's Tea"
The use of products with a laxative effect for weight control is ineffective and potentially dangerous for people on severely restricted diets.

 Weight Loss Product Alert - Ephedra
Ephedra, also known as ma huang, is found in some herbal products sold for weight control. . Ephedra is a controversial product. It may produce weight loss, but issues of appropriate dosage, effect of other stimulants and safety issues cloud this substance.

 Obesity Treatment
A statistic frequently used about obesity treatment is that 95 percent of people who lose weight gain it all back.

 Women and Obesity
Obesity plays a significant role in causing poor health in women, negatively affecting quality of life and shortening quantity of life

 Preventing Weight Gain
Carrying excess body weight can increase your risk of developing or worsening an existing medical condition like diabetes, heart disease, certain cancers, osteoarthritis and sleep apnea.

 Overweight and Obesity

 Understanding the Energy Equation
Itís important to understand the connection between the energy your body takes in (through the foods you eat and the beverages you drink) and the energy your body uses (through the activities you do).

 Control Your Weight As You Quit Smoking

 Should people with binge eating disorder try to lose weight?
People with binge eating disorder are usually very upset by their binge eating and may become depressed.

 How common is binge eating disorder, and who is at risk?
Binge eating disorder is probably the most common eating disorder. Most people with this problem are either overweight or obese,* but normal-weight people also can have the disorder.

 What makes people overweight?
People gain weight when the number of calories they eat is more than the number of calories their bodies use. Many factors can play a part in weight gain.