Weight Loss

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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Should I Join a Weight Loss Program for Type 2 Diabetes?

There are many formal weight loss programs that can help you manage type 2 diabetes. Find expert advice on picking out the best weight loss program for you.

By Lisa Fields

Can Probiotics and Prebiotics Help Your Type 2 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?

By Mary Shomon

Your Microbiome and the Yo-yo Effect

Do you feel like your dieting efforts are like a merry-go-round that you can’t get off? Find out how your microbiome might be affecting your weight changes.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Obesity Subtype Can Affect Bariatric Surgery Results

A large analysis suggests that the weight loss outcomes and success of bariatric surgery may depend on the subtype of obesity you have.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Yes, You Can Ease Food Cravings: Here's How

Whether you desire salty snacks, savory foods, or sweet treats, cravings can wreak havoc on your healthy eating plan. There're several reasons why this is true.

By Diane Domina

Starting Weight Loss for Diabetes

Research suggests that people with type 2 diabetes who lose just small amounts of weight can improve their health and reduce the risk of complications.

By Lisa Fields

Why Yo-Yo Dieting May Be Bad for Your Health

Repeatedly losing and gaining extra pounds — yo-yo dieting or weight cycling — is linked to a number of negative health effects and a higher risk of death.

By Diane Domina

Does Childhood Abuse Complicate Bariatric Surgery Results

Bariatric surgery complications may be more common for obese people who have experienced childhood physical or sexual abuse research suggests.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Relative Fat Mass (RFM): The New BMI?

Is relative fat mass (RFM) a better indicator of body fat than the classic BMI? Researchers think it may be more reliable and much simpler to use.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Could This Weight Loss Drug Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

Lorcaserin (Belviq), approved to promote weight loss in people with obesity, can decrease the risk for type 2 diabetes and diabetes-related complications.

By Diane Domina