Weight Loss Can Reduce The Risk Of Kidney Disease

With kidney disease one of the most devastating complications of type 2 diabetes – and a risk for about 35 percent of those with the disease – a new study suggests that losing weight can help significantly lower the risk of nephropathy in overweight or obese adults with type 2. In fact, according to a study that appeared in the journal The Lancet Diabetes &

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Public Weight Loss Programs May Not Be Effective

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/May-16_-2016_-1_56_57-AM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadAccording to UK researchers, most public weight loss programs will not be effective at fighting obesity. This is because programs like Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign require high levels of individual resources. However, researchers believe that interventions that limit personal choices instead of relying on self-motivation could have better results. This could include regulating the ways that stores sell

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Diabetes Health in The News Podcast: Liraglutide Aids Long-Term Weight Loss of Diabetes Patients

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Sep-8_-2015_-6_54_38-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick here to listen to the audio recording of Diabetes Health in The News. Clinical trials have recently studied how a daily dose of 3 milligrams of Liraglutide,  (Novo Nordisk’s,  Saxenda)  affected weight loss in diabetes patients. The study involved 846 obese or overweight patients, living with type 2 diabetes. After  56 weeks, the participants who were prescribed a

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Health And Fitness Apps Boom

If you’re a smartphone user and have noticed a lot more apps pushing you to be fit, it’s not just your imagination. According to Google, which looked at information from its online store, health and fitness applications were its quickest-growing category of 2014. If you’re not familiar with these apps, they’re programs that can track your fitness in various ways. Some of them will time

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Gastric Bypass Riskier But Helps People Drop More Weight

A new study comparing gastric bypass and gastric banding, two common types of weight-loss surgery, found that those who undergo gastric bypass lose more weight, but are also more likely to experience complications. Gastric bypass not only reduces the size of the stomach but also includes rerouting of the small intestine, so not all of the calories from food are absorbed. Gastric banding uses an

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Weight Loss Success is Similar with Gradual and Rapid Dieting

Dieters are often deterred from losing weight too quickly, as many people believe that rapid weight loss is difficult to maintain. However, a new study suggests that both gradual and rapid weight loss methods can be effective, and they also have similar levels of weight regain. This information dispels the myth that rapid weight loss via crash dieting is ineffective because that weight loss is

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Lorcaserin Proves To Help Boost Weight Loss

A drug designed to help overweight or obese adults lose weight was found to be both safe and effective when combined with diet and exercise, at least for those without type 2 diabetes. The results suggest that the drug could help prevent the onset of type 2 by helping those at risk drop extra pounds. Lorcaserin hydrochloride – marketed as Belviq – in doses of

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A Spoonful of Splenda

What color is sugar? For most people with diabetes, the colors pink, blue and yellow might come to mind. Many people often rely on the little colored packets of artificial sweeteners when managing their blood sugar or their weight. It might seem like the best alternative compared to the calories and blood sugar spikes that come with regular sugar, but now research suggests that artificial

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