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Friday, June 26, 2015

Weight Loss Research: Fructose produces less rewarding sensations in the brain ♦ Weighing yourself daily can tip the scale in your favor ♦ Weight-loss surgery may greatly improve incontinence

Weighing yourself daily can tip the scale in your favor For those wishing to lose weight and keep it off, here’s a simple strategy that works: step on a scale each day and track the results. A two-year study found that frequent self-weighing and tracking results on a chart were effective for both losing weight and keeping it off, especially for men.
Weight-loss surgery may greatly improve incontinence For severely obese people, bariatric surgery may have a benefit besides dramatic weight loss: it can also substantially reduce urinary incontinence. This study is the first to examine the longer-term effects of the surgical procedure on incontinence three years after bariatric surgery
Prevalence of overweight, obesity in the United States More than two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese, according to new estimates. Overweight and obesity are associated with a variety of chronic health conditions, which could potentially be avoided by preventing weight gain and obesity.
Eating in the absence of hunger: A recipe for expanding waistline Snacking when you're not hungry can cause weight gain as much as overly large portion sizes and energy-rich foods, a researcher reports.
Fructose produces less rewarding sensations in the brain Fructose not only results in a lower level of satiety, it also stimulates the reward system in the brain to a lesser degree than glucose. This may cause excessive consumption accompanied by effects that are a risk to health, report researchers. Various diseases have been attributed to industrial fructose in sugary drinks and ready meals.

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