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The Weight Loss Center

The Weight Loss Center

Unfortunately Americans are getting fatter. Over one-fourth of Americans are considered obese. What's worse is that 95% of all the "treatments" for weight loss don't work, and now obesity is affecting children! Find out why. Get SENSIBLE solutions for weight loss. No quick fixes; common sense solutions that YOU can do.

The Weight Loss Center
Artificial Sweetners

Foods and beverages that contain no-calorie artificial sweeteners may be ruining your ability to control your food intake and body weight, according to new research by psychologists at Purdue University’s Behavior Research Center.

Weight Management - Strategies for Success

One in every three Americans is fighting the weight loss battle. Tipping the energy balance scale in favor of using more calories than you consume is the bottom line for losing weight. Sounds easy! Then why are so many people losing the weight loss battle instead of the weight?

Beware of Meridia - Italy Already Pulled it Off the Market

Italy's health minister Girolamo Sirchia has suspended sales of anti-obesity drugs containing sibutramine after 50 reports of adverse events among people taking the medicines.

The decision follows a report from the General Directorate for the Evaluation of Drugs and Pharmacovigilance. All drugs that contain sibutramine, including Abbott's anti-obesity drug Reductil (called Meridia in the US), have been withdrawn from the market.

Appeal for Restraint in Land of Plenty

In this diner on the outskirts of New Haven, Connecticut, that requires some difficult negotiations. He has just ordered a bowl of oatmeal, with skim milk. Now he asks the waitress: "Do you have any fresh fruit? Cut up bananas or something? Fruit salad, maybe?" No, no and no....


Obesity and its related health problems are on the rise in the United States, as a national survey shows that Americans are becoming more obese with each passing year.


In thin people, levels of the hormone that makes you hungry -- ghrelin -- vary wildly throughout the day and peak at night. But overweight people maintain more constant levels of the hormone throughout the day and don't experience a nighttime spike.

That's one of the findings of a study appearing in the June 28-July 2 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The researchers also found differences in the levels of two other hormones that may play a role in obesity -- leptin and adiponectin -- when they compared lean and heavy people.

A Sensible Guide to Weight Loss

There are various reasons why people are overweight. These include genetics (suggested by studies of twins), overeating, stopping smoking, alcohol consumption, lack of exercise, a change in life style, more energy intake than energy expenditure (taking into account resting metabolic expenditure), environmental factors, sodium retention, hidden food allergies, major depression/anxiety/other psychological, medical illness, medications, during and after pregnancy, cultural (perceptions on obesity), and socioeconomic factors. This article discusses the causes of obesity.

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