Monthly Archives: February 2014

Weight Loss Requires Patience

About 60 percent of patients who have taken Qsymia have responded to it. Belviq, meanwhile, has fewer side effects – but it’s also less effective, Hussain said. The drug, which increases serotonin to suppress appetite, has had a response rate so far of less than 50 percent. A couple of other drugs may gain FDA approval for weight loss in the coming year: Contrave, a combination of bupropion and naltrexone, is designed to reduce appetite and boost metabolism. Liraglutide is already on the market as Victoza, a drug used to treat Type 2 diabetes.
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Josh Sampo has 100,000 reasons to make weight for UFC 170

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Because MMA fighters rarely stay at their fighting weight between bouts, Sampo knew making weight would be a challenge. “I checked my weight as soon as I found out and I was dang near close to 30 pounds overweight,” he said. “But hey, it’s the UFC. This is what I’ve been striving for. I can’t let this opportunity slide away.
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Pregnancy not the best time to lose weight: study

“It is always http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/13/idUSnHUGdsQR+73+ONE20140113 wonderful when the take-home message is that so much of our health is under our control,” said Dr. Lisa Liberatore, an otolaryngologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “Our approach to treating obstructive sleep apnea is always to address any weight issues. We have many examples of when patients lose weight their snoring and apnea reduces significantly,” Liberatore said. “A proactive approach is even better.
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A Little Weight Loss May Ease Sleep Apnea

The U.S. Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued guidelines in 2009 recommending that obese women gain between 5 and 9 kilograms (11 to 20 pounds) during pregnancy, which is somewhat less than the gain recommended for women who start pregnancy at a normal weight. However, some researchers have suggested that for obese women, little to no weight gain, and garcinia cambogia reviews even weight loss, is preferable during pregnancy to minimize the risks associated with obesity. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that individualized care be given to overweight or obese women who wish to gain less weight than recommended by the IOM. Yet, little is known about the fetal health risks associated with weight loss or limited weight gain by overweight or obese women during pregnancy.
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