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Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about weight loss, including medical research on treatment, nutrition, and fitness.

What is Night Eating Syndrome

This hidden disorder causes rapid or late night eating, sleep issues and cravings.

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Obesity

10 Surprising Benefits of Weight Loss

For people who are overweight or obese, losing even a little weight can improve your life—and your health—in some unexpected ways. The bonus? Those non-scale victories can help keep you motivated too.

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Lose Weight, Have Fewer Migraine Headaches

Weight loss can decrease the number of headaches in people with obesity who have migraines and can also improve their quality of life and productivity at work.

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Nutrition

Don't Tell Me to Lose Weight, Exercise More, or Eat Better! It Won't Work

Looking to shed a few pounds? Sound advice from a doctor or other health care provider can really help, as long as it isn't too general.

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Treatment

Formal Weight Loss Programs For Diabetes

Many formal weight loss programs can help you manage type 2 diabetes. Learn how to find one that works for you, and get expert tips to help you stick with it.

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Weight

You Don't Need a Diet to Lose Weight — Just an App

Before you sign-up for a costly weight-loss program, you should know: People who track food intake with a free smartphone app can drop a number of pounds.

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Living With

How to Successfully Lose Weight With COPD

Obesity has important effects on the respiratory system and can worsen COPD symptoms. Extra weight means an extra load on your lungs.

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Treatment

How to Start Losing Weight With Diabetes

If you have type 2 diabetes, losing even small amounts of weight can relieve symptoms. These tips can help you get started.

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Nutrition

Could Fasting Boost Your Metabolism?

Fasting — putting the body into “starvation mode” — can increase metabolic activity, produce antioxidants, and reverse some effects of aging, suggests a study.

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Fitness

Long Term Risks of Weight Cycling

Researchers have found that people who let their weight cycle up and down may have higher mortality risks. Find out how to sustain long term weight loss.

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Nutrition

Can Probiotics and Prebiotics Help Diabetes?

You probably already know how eating carbohydrates affects type 2 diabetes, but how much do you know about prebiotics, probiotics, and your gut bacteria health?