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Gastric Balloons May Have Killed 12 People Since 2016 

Since 2016, at least 12 people have died worldwide soon after receiving a intragastric balloon, a new noninvasive procedure meant to help people lose weight, according to an alert released Monday by the US Food and Drug Administration (the FDA). Seven of the patients were in the US. In response, the FDA has approved new warning labels for two balloon products implicated in the deaths. Read More >>

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Your DNA Cannot Tell You How to Diet—Yet

If you’ve ever tried to go on a diet, you know that advice about how to lose weight is often confusing, conflicting, and can change by the hour. Should you cut high-fat foods from your diet? Or carbs? Maybe it would be better if you just replaced the joy of eating with Soylent drinks and called it a day? Read More >>

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Will Ditching the Christmas Jumper Help You Lose Weight?

You’re going to eat too much this Christmas, and you’re going to gain weight. But when it’s time to drop the fat, your body might be hiding a little secret that doesn’t involve signing up for a gym membership on 2nd January that you won’t ever use. Read More >>

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Scientists Discover Why Diet Coke is Probably Undermining You

Aspartame — the artificial sweetener found in drinks like Diet Coke — is not good for you. If you believe otherwise, I admire your commitment to self-delusion. A new study published by a team of investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital found a possible reason aspartame doesn’t help you lose weight — oh sorry, haven’t you heard? Like most things in society, diet soda is probably a giant scam. Read More >>

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New Weight-Loss Device Sucks Food Directly Out of Your Stomach

Though it bears some resemblance to a Tim and Eric sketch, the AspireAssist is a very real medical device, approved by a US food authority for installation in people 22 or older “with a body mass index of 35 to 55, and who have failed to achieve and maintain weight loss through non-surgical weight-loss therapy”. It allows patients to drain pre-digested food from their stomachs into a nearby toilet. Read More >>

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Why Your Old Exercise Routine May Stop Making You Lose Weight

A new gym-goer finds an exercise routine, sticks with it, and the weight started coming off at a regular clip — until something changes. Not the person; they’re still exercising as hard as ever, sometimes harder, but the weight loss has stopped. What happened? Read More >>

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You Can Freeze Your Fat and Poop It Out

“Watch the pounds melt away!” “Lose 20 pounds in 20 days!” “Fit into those teenage jeans!” Read More >>

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Magical New Gel Expands in Your Stomach to Make You Feel Full Longer

Hungry? You probably are, because we eat more soft foods than ever before, meaning we feel satiated less often and want to eat more. Then we get fat. Read More >>

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How Alcoholism Is Linked to Extreme Weight-Loss

Recent research out of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center sheds new light on the correlation between gastric bypass surgery and the increased risk of developing an alcohol addiction. Read More >>