Excessive Gestational Weight Gain Tied to Maternal Morbidity

TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 — Gestational weight gain in excess of guidelines from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) is associated with increased risk of severe maternal morbidity, according to a study published in the March issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Marissa H. Platner, M.D., from the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, and colleagues conducted a retrospective cohort study […]

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Pregnant women facing weight stigma see decreased physical and mental health, study finds

In one of the first research studies focused on the impact of weight stigma in pregnant and postpartum women, a team led by a Worcester Polytechnic Institute professor found that women who experience weight stigma during pregnancy and early postpartum often show increased depressive symptoms, greater weight gain during pregnancy, and weight retention after their baby is born. During pregnancy, […]

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Skipping Breakfast Won’t Sabotage Weight Loss Efforts, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 — For years, you’ve probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day if you’re trying to maintain a healthy weight. But new research suggests that’s not true. Eating a hearty breakfast doesn’t help people eat less later in the day, and those who have breakfast end up eating more calories each day, […]

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Medically assisted reproduction does not raise risk of preterm birth and low birth weight

Couples considering medically assisted reproduction (MAR) because they have difficulty conceiving naturally have feared the possibility of preterm birth (less than 37 weeks of pregnancy) and low birth weight (less than 2.5 kilograms). Doctors often warn prospective parents about these risks. It’s a hard decision for couples with an unmet desire for children. Low birth weight children have more respiratory, […]

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Fast 800: How cutting time spent eating can turbo-charge weight loss

Fast 800 Diet: Doctor Michael Mosley on how cutting the time you spend eating each day can turbo-charge your weight loss Time Restricted Eating is a form of fasting popular among millennials celebrities Aim is to gain benefits by extending night fast from 8 hours to ten or more hours Dr Mosley has provided several healthy soup and salad options […]

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Tips for your New Year’s resolution to lose weight

By December, you may have already planned your New Year’s resolutions in the hopes of assuring a good January and beyond. According to a survey conducted at the outset of 2018 by Varo Money, Inc., a mobile banking company, there are plenty of resolutions — big and small — to choose from. Nevertheless, a whopping 43 percent of the people surveyed shared […]

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Rheumatoid arthritis: Weight loss and other side effects

According to the Arthritis Foundation, an estimated two-thirds of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are overweight or have obesity. Weight loss can be a side effect of RA medication or a symptom of the condition itself. Does RA cause weight loss? A person with RA may lose weight for many reasons. For example, pain and stiffness can make it hard […]

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To lose weight hampered by the lack of long-term group support

Foreign scientists named constraint to drop excess weight and presented methods to overcome it. As shown by recent studies, regardless of proper diet and intensity of physical activity, often after a short time the pounds still come back, because of the lack of long-term group support. In order to strengthen a person’s struggling with overweight, in his endeavour to achieve […]

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Greater weight loss with gastric bypass than other bariatric surgeries

(HealthDay)—Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is associated with greater weight loss at one, three, and five years than sleeve gastrectomy (SG) or adjustable gastric banding (AGB), though it also has the highest rate of 30-day adverse events, according to a study published Oct. 29 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. David Arterburn, M.D., M.P.H., from Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute […]

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