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Eco-Atkins Meat-Free Diet Promotes Weight Loss and Improves Cholesterol

When it comes to losing weight, not all dieters have the same needs and goals. For some, it is only the number on the scale that matters most. For others, with heart-related problems, getting better results in their blood tests is of great importance as well.

What should the proportion of fat, carbs and protein be so that you experience maximum weight loss and cholesterol-lowering effects from your diet?

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Does Vitamin D Help With Weight Loss

Research indicates that Vitamin D may help people who undergo reduced-calorie diets lose weight successfully.

A study presented at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society held in Washington D.C. links vitamin D with weight loss. It was presented that these two concepts have a linear relationship, based on experiments that were previously conducted.

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Does Weight Loss Improve Depression?

Aside from the usual benefits of weight loss such as the reduction of the risk of heart disease, research  shows that it can counteract depression.

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Weight Loss Surgery Risky Only in Super Obese or Chronically Ill Patients

Is Weight Loss Surgery Too Dangerous for Those Who Need it Most?

Bariatric surgery has offered renewed hope for thousands of people suffering from obesity and its many debilitating health consequences. In most cases it is a safe and effective procedure that can yield dramatic health benefits.

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Bariatric Surgery Protects Against Cancer and Infections - Another Health Benefit of Weight Loss Surgery

Aside from the limitations it can place on everyday life and leisure, obesity is well-known to be linked with many serious health problems—diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, risk of stroke. What may not be so well-known is that “Obesity is related to a higher rate of infections and some types of cancer.”

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Bariatric Surgery Harmful Effects: Bone Loss and Fracture

Obesity rates continue to rise, and more and more people are seeking and even being encouraged by their doctors to undergo surgery to reduce their weight. The potential benefits are widely recognized—the risk of diabetes, premature death, heart attack and stroke associated with obesity are all greatly decreased. But there is also a potential for some less desirable outcomes which may not be fully understood.

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Why Does Atkins Work So Fast? A Study Of Obese Diabetics

It is generally recognized that people who choose weight-loss approaches based on lowering carbohydrate consumption can lose weight remarkably quickly. It’s not so generally clear why. Speculation has centered on the possibility that lower carbohydrates lead to less water retention, to a higher metabolism rate, or simply to boredom with eating due to the food restrictions.

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Exercise And Bone Loss: Losing Weight Without Exercise Puts Bones at Risk Study Finds

The statistics on overweight and obesity for the United States population are staggering, and weight loss programs are being prescribed and attempted by ever-increasing numbers. While most weight loss programs tend to recommend a combination of diet and exercise for the best results, many people are still attracted to the idea of losing weight without exercise. Are they making a serious mistake and putting their bone health at risk?

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Mediterranean Diet Prevents Depression Study Finds

In the October issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the publications of the Journal of the American Medical Association, it is indicated that Mediterranean diet prevents the occurrence of depression. The Mediterranean diet is characterized by an abundance of vegetables and fruits, whole grains, nuts as well as fish.

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Gastric Bypass Surgery Can Improve Sexuality In Obese Men

Obese men experience hormonal changes which often lead to a diminished sex life. The extent of the problem generally relates to the degree of obesity, so it’s much worse in morbidly obese individuals compared to those who are moderately overweight. According to a new study, which will soon be published in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) obese men’s hormonal problems and sexual dysfunction are shown to improve after gastric bypass surgery.

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