Diabetes Drug Tied To Weight Loss In Obese Kids

Teens whose parents harped about weight gain

“I suspect metformin is useful in some, but not all, varieties of obesity.” In contrast, eating well and being active are effective in almost all cases of obesity, Katz said. “It seems clear the best medicine for overweight and obese kids is better use of their feet and forks, not something from a pill bottle,” he said. Dr. William Muinos, associate director of pediatric gastroenterology at Miami Children’s Hospital, said he prescribes metformin only for the most obese children who are at risk for type 2 diabetes. “In that subset of children, metformin can be very helpful in improving insulin resistance caused by increased body fat,” said Muinos, who also runs the hospital’s obesity clinic. Metformin causes modest weight loss by lowering the amount of insulin the body produces and improving insulin resistance, Muinos said.
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Eight Weight Loss Mistakes Runners Make

Fuel Jan 2014 Weight Loss Mistakes

Correction: Get a better estimate of your calorie burn with an online calculator, like the one at runnersworld.com/calories-burned-calculator , or with a GPS watch that allows you to input your height, weight, and other stats. If you’re prone to overindulging postrun, avoid blowing your calorie deficit by finding a couple “reward” foods with easily controllable portions, like bite-size cookies or single-serving chips. Oops! Skimping on Fat Feeling virtuous with your dry toast, naked salads, and splash of watery skim milk in your coffee? Not so fast: Your body needs fat to absorb vitamins http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/garcinia-cambogia-extract—crucial-data-released-231403591.html like A, D, E, and K, and to regulate hunger; fats are digested more slowly than carbs and protein, keeping hunger at bay longer. It’s also believed that fat helps your body sense the appetite-regulating hormones ghrelin and leptin, says Ellis.
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Scientists query study saying ear acupuncture aids weight loss

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It said participants were asked to follow a restrictive diet, but not one designed to lead to weight loss, and not to take any extra exercise during eight weeks of treatment. Its results suggested significant differences were apparent after four weeks, with the active treatment groups receiving acupuncture on one or five points having lower body mass index scores compared with the sham treatment group, where there was no such reduction. Weight also differed significantly after four weeks in both active treatment groups compared with the sham treatment group, the researchers reported in the journal, which is one of 50 specialist titles published by British Medical Journal group. According to background information given in the journal, auricular acupuncture therapy is based on the understanding that the outer ear represents all parts of the body and was first used in France in 1956 by a doctor who noticed that a patient’s back-ache was cured after a burn on the ear. But external experts said this research and its apparent conclusions should be viewed with extreme caution.
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Weight Loss Surgery for Severely Obese Teens

More than 6 feet tall, Jacob weighed 702 pounds at his heaviest. An online BMI chart from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute goes up to 443 pounds, which, for a 6-foot-4 individual, means a BMI of 54. Anything over 40 is extreme obesity , according to the chart. Doctors said Jacobs was 83.
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