Diabetes Drug Tied To Weight Loss In Obese Kids

The Biggest Weight-Loss News of 2013

“I suspect metformin is useful in some, but not all, varieties of obesity.” In contrast, eating well and being active are effective in almost all cases of obesity, Katz said. “It seems clear the best medicine for overweight and obese kids is better use of their feet and forks, not something from a pill bottle,” he said. Dr. William Muinos, associate director of pediatric gastroenterology at Miami Children’s Hospital, said he prescribes metformin only for the most obese children who are at risk for type 2 diabetes. “In that subset of children, metformin can be very helpful in improving insulin resistance caused by increased body fat,” said Muinos, who also runs the hospital’s obesity clinic.
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Weight Loss Surgery: Long-Term Results

More Sleep Decreases Junk-Food Cravings We’ve been learning more and more about just how important sleep is for our waistlines; this year, researchers showed that lack of sleep can actually change how we respond to junk food. When sleep-deprived participants were shown photos of fatty foods like pizza and doughnuts, the reward centers in their brains garcinia cambogia extract lit up much more than those who had gotten enough sleep – proving that when you’re sleep deprived, you’re more likely to make less-than-optimal diet choices than when you’re well rested. 2. Dark Chocolate Blocks Fat Last year, it was red wine , and this year it’s even more good news: a new study found that dark-chocolate eaters who ate more calories than non dark chocolate eaters still had lower BMIs. The study suggests that an antioxidant found in dark chocolate, epicatechin, may block your body’s absorption of fats and sugars . 3.
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Teens whose parents harped about weight gain

“Suddenly, they’re able to do things with the family. They have improvements in depression.” Nearly all their http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/garcinia-cambogia-extract—crucial-data-released-231403591.html patients have lost weight before — again and again and again. “Some have lost hundreds of pounds in a year or two, then it’s come back,” says Madelyn Fernstrom, PhD, a nutrition expert and director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Weight Management Center. “They have the ability to lose weight, but they can’t keep it off. They are unhappy. They don’t want to be fat.” Weight Loss Surgery: Beware the Pitfalls Usually, during the first two years after bariatric surgery, diet and exercise changes come easily, says Courcoulas.
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