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Brain Benefits From Weight Loss

Brain Benefits From Weight Loss Following Bariatric Surgery

Weight loss surgery can curb alterations in brain activity associated with obesity and improve cognitive function involved in planning, strategizing, and organizing, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Societys Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism.

Colon Cleanse

Colon Cleanse Trends: The Truth About Cleansing

Many physicians are fielding questions from patients about detox or other scheme diets and colon cleanse products these days. Other patients are just listening to the hype and trying these fad diets, diet scams, and cleanse products (often to help lose weight) without consulting a medical professional.

Antidepressant Plus Addiction Medication Are Elements of New Weight-Loss Drug

Antidepressant Plus Addiction Medication Are Elements of New Weight-Loss Drug

On Wednesday, June 11, a new prescription weight-loss medication that combines a popular antidepressant with a medication for addiction will be reviewed by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for potential approval.

Losing excess weight and keeping it off is not as easy as simply popping the right pill, but medications can be a part of a healthy weight-loss diet, says an internationally recognized medical weight-loss specialist. Prescription drugs are no substitute for low-fat, high-fiber balanced diets coupled with regular exercise but medication can help increase weight loss in some people, says Bipan Chand, MD, FACS, FASMBS, FASGE, director of The Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery Bariatric Care.

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