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2014-01-14 12:27:04

Eight-Year Look AHEAD Results Show 50% of Participants Kept Off 5% or More of Initial Weight Lost SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The largest United States weight-loss study using diet and exercise alone shows long-term weight loss is possible through intensive lifestyle intervention (ILI) for weight management. These results are part of the newly released 8-year findings of the Look AHEAD study published in the January issue of Obesity, the official...

Family-Style Meals Can Help Daycare Kids Combat Obesity
2014-01-14 06:39:30

[ Watch the Video: How Can Family-Style Meals Combat Childhood Obesity? ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Sitting down at a table to eat, serving themselves and passing food to the person next to them can help children recognize when they are no longer hungry, more than they do when meals are placed on a plate for them, researchers from the University of Illinois claim in a recently-published study. Lead author Brent McBride, director of the university’s...

2014-01-13 20:20:50

Sorry: Why Ruben Studdard Falls Short with Weight Loss Surgery Comments LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a stint on the currently running season of the Biggest Loser, Ruben Studdard stopped by the Wendy Williams Show to promote his new album. However, his comments on the talk show last month have left many in the weight loss surgery community reeling. When asked if he'd ever get a procedure like the gastric sleeve to supplement his 112-pound weight loss, Mr....

Obesity And Metabolic Syndrome Risk Lower With Tree Nut Consumption
2014-01-10 04:11:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Consuming tree nuts such as almonds, cashews and walnuts can help reduce a person’s risk of obesity and metabolic syndrome (MetS), according to new research appearing in Wednesday’s edition of the journal PLoS ONE. Lead researcher Dr. Karen Jaceldo-Siegl, an assistant professor in the Loma Linda University School of Public Health, and her colleagues recruited 803 Seventh-day Adventist adults. The researchers analyzed the study...

2014-01-09 16:25:31

Beverly Hills Physicians provides the complete care you need to become the new you that you've been dreaming of in the new year LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If you are obese, you've probably made your share of resolutions about losing weight, only to find yourself the following year in pretty much the same boat as the year before. Fortunately, weight loss surgery through Beverly Hills Physicians can do something no resolution can: it can actually put significant weight loss...

2014-01-09 08:27:44

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zafgen, Inc., a leading biopharmaceutical company dedicated to addressing the unmet needs of severely obese patients, today announced that President and Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Hughes, Ph.D., is scheduled to present a company overview at the 32(nd) Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. The conference is being held January 13 - 16, 2014, at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, California. Zafgen is scheduled to...

2014-01-09 08:27:40

Emerging Products Will Face Significant Competition from Pharmaceutical Alternatives, According to Millennium Research Group TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, a number of novel devices are poised to enter the United States obesity intervention device market in the next few years. These devices are being developed to fill the gap between pharmacotherapy and bariatric...

2014-01-09 08:26:53

- Industry Veterans Bring a Wealth of Commercial and Business Development Experience - CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zafgen, Inc., a leading biopharmaceutical company dedicated to addressing the unmet needs of severely obese patients, today announced the appointment of Alicia Secor to the newly created position of Chief Commercial Officer, and the appointment of John L. LaMattina to the Company's Board of Directors. Ms. Secor joins Zafgen as an experienced health...

2014-01-08 17:09:50

Researchers in Sweden have found an association between a person's fitness as a teenager and their risk of heart attack in later life. In a study of nearly 750,000 men, they found that the more aerobically fit men were in late adolescence, the less likely they were to have a heart attack 30 or 40 years later. The study, published online today (Wednesday) in the European Heart Journal, found that the relationship between aerobic fitness and heart attack occurred regardless of the men's body...

2014-01-06 23:23:12

New Jersey Bariatric Center’s LAP-BAND, Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve patients who lost a combined total of almost 2,700 pounds gather together to share their weight loss achievements and look forward to a New Year with newfound health, energy and confidence. Mountainside, New Jersey (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 The red carpet was rolled out in New Jersey last week but not for the typical Hollywood starlets. The superstars who walked this runway were all New Jersey Bariatric Center...