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

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What is Night Eating Syndrome

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

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Cardio

There’s No Better Time Than Now for Older Adults to Hit the Gym

You don’t have to have decades of workouts under your belt to reap the muscle-building benefits, finds a new study.

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Lifestyle

How to Handle Weight Gain at Menopause

Learn why you may struggle with weight during midlife and get strategies to help.

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Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery Success by Obesity Subtype

What if a test could predict how well bariatric surgery would help you lose weight? Learn about these four obesity subtypes and what they can tell you.

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Nutrition

Your Microbiome and the Weight Loss Yo-Yo

Does your dieting feel like a merry-go-round that you can’t get off? Find out how your gut microbiome might be causing your yo-yo weight phenomenon.

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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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Obesity

9 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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Weight

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.