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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Weight Loss News:Gut bacteria may decrease weight loss from bariatric surgery ♦ Colon cancer risk for weight-loss drugs ♦ nasal spray causes men to eat less

Gut bacteria may decrease weight loss from bariatric surgery   Some patients do not experience the optimal weight loss from bariatric surgery. The presence of a specific methane gas-producing organism in the gastrointestinal tract may account for a decrease in optimal weight loss .Continue Reading
Oxytocin nasal spray causes men to eat fewer calories  A synthetic nasal formulation of the hormone oxytocin reduced caloric intake in healthy men, particularly consumption of fatty foods, after a single treatment, a new study finds. The results confirm those of animal studies showing oxytocin reduces food intake.Continue Reading
Drug to control appetite could also fight anxiety Did you know that our body produces its own marijuana-like compound to protect us against anxiety? A study reveals a new biological pathway that regulates this system and suggests that a drug currently in clinical trials to treat obesity might also provide an attractive way to combat anxiety disorders.Continue Reading

Losing 30 minutes of sleep per day may promote weight gain and adversely affect blood sugar control  Losing as little as 30 minutes of sleep per day on weekdays can have long-term consequences for body weight and metabolism,.Continue Reading

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