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Some women may not lose weight with strength training

Some women may not lose weight with strength training

If you’ve tried resistance training at the gym and haven’t seen results, a new study may show why. New research indicates that some women do not lose weight with resistance training. The study suggests that genetic variations protect women’s bodies from fat loss and prime their bodies for weight maintenance.

Study participants included 148 women between 35 and 60. Those who carried few of the 21 genetic risk variants for obesity largely responded to a weekly regimen of resistance exercise. These women lost weight and trimmed fat -- especially abdominal fat -- and their body composition became leaner.

Read more about the study on The Seattle Times website.

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Michelle Obama continues to promote the Let’s Move campaign

Michelle Obama continues to promote the Let’s Move campaign

Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” mission has focused on combating childhood obesity since her husband became President, and the FLOTUS is now working to keep her progress permanent. She’s danced with a turnip, Big Bird, and Jimmy Fallon, showing that getting up and moving can be fun and can help children get active, but what will happen when Michelle is no longer the First Lady?

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Weight-loss surgery for the severely obese can be covered by insurance

Weight-loss surgery for the severely obese can be covered by insurance

The cost of bariatric surgery can be high, especially for those living on a typical family budget. Choosing to have the procedure can weigh heavily on the minds of prospective patients if they are worried about whether their surgeries can be covered by their health insurance plans.

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Health risks associated with excess weight

Health risks associated with excess weight

The following is an excerpt from our ebook, Gastric sleeve surgery for weight loss. Click here to download the complete ebook.

Gastric sleeve surgery does not come without its own set of risks, however, you can lower your risk for complications by adhering to your bariatric surgeon’s instructions closely after surgery. Keep in mind that the benefits associated with gastric sleeve surgery far outweigh the risks associated with staying overweight, which can eventually worsen and develop into more serious health conditions the longer you put off treatment.

From a medical standpoint, your body is considered obese when your body mass index (BMI) reaches 30. Having a BMI over 30 can significantly increase your risk for the following health problems:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Asthma
  • Infertility
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Joint problems
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Acid reflux
  • Cancer

Gastric sleeve surgery has the ability to help you lose excess weight and reverse many of these health conditions. Most gastric sleeve patients report experiencing positive changes in their health as early as the first few months after having surgery.

To learn more about gastric sleeve surgery, download our free ebook, Gastric sleeve surgery for weight loss.

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The relationship between breast cancer and obesity

The relationship between breast cancer and obesity

Seventy percent of all postmenopausal women in the US are overweight due to lack of exercise and poor nutrition, and according to BreastCancer.org, 12 percent of all American women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. Given these statistics, it’s not surprising that scientists have been able to identify a strong link between obesity and the risk for breast cancer.

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Minorities at higher risk for gaining weight in childhood, report says

Minorities at higher risk for gaining weight in childhood, report says

A recent study reveals that minorities may be more likely to gain weight in childhood than their Caucasian counterparts. The research findings point to the risk of children becoming overweight or obese as adults if they are of African-American, Hispanic, or American Indian descent.

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Teen obesity linked to problems in adulthood

Most people understand that obesity is linked to a number of health problems, including type 2 diabetes, joint pain, heart disease, sleep deprivation, and more. However, new research shows that obese teens are more likely to suffer from these health problems when they become adults. Other complications of obesity, known as comorbidities, include asthma, kidney malfunction, and problems with walking.

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Slightly obese included in new weight-loss surgery guidelines

In an effort to help reverse and treat weight-related health problems in mildly to moderately obese patients, weight-loss surgery guidelines have recently been modified to include a new spectrum of qualifying patients. This very positive and good news can help eligible patients not only lose weight, but treat serious health problems such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other metabolic disorders triggered by obesity.

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