An experimental obesity treatment that involves injecting tiny beads into the arteries of the stomach may help some people lose weight and keep it off for at least a year, according to a new study. In the study, people who received the treatment, called "bariatric embolization," lost about 11 percent of their excess weight, or 17 lbs. (7.6 kilograms), on average, after one year. However, the study was small, involving only 20 participants, and much more research is needed to confirm the procedure's safety and effectiveness, the authors said. [The Best Way to Lose Weight Safely] Still, "this is a great step forward for this procedure," which has been under development for the past decade, study lead author Dr. Clifford Weiss, an associate professor of radiology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, said in a statement. The study was published today (April 2) in the journal Radiology. Microscopic beads For the procedure, doctors first use a thin tube called a … [Read more...] about How an Injection of Tiny Beads into Stomach Arteries Might Help with Weight Loss
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Joshua Miller Globe Staff March 18, 2019 Representative Seth Moulton’s sparkling resume and taste for political gambles have rocketed the 40-year-old to three terms in Congress and a spot on the national stage.The Massachusetts Democrat, who is considering a run for president, served four tours in Iraq, earned three Harvard degrees, and in his first run for public office, knocked off a Democratic incumbent on his way to winning a seat in 2014.Moulton has spoken with pride about cofounding a company aimed at providing a solution to obesity. But a closer look at his 2013 foray into the weight-loss industry, mention of which his campaign later removed from his website, reveals a less illustrious chapter of a career marked by service and ambition. Advertisement Eastern Healthcare Partners Inc. never came close to its early goal of opening weight-loss and … [Read more...] about The failed weight-loss company behind Seth Moulton’s time as a ‘successful’ entrepreneur
Jan 29, 4:40 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Vanessa Doctor 01/29/19 AT 4:40 AM Since almost everybody is tied to their smartphones, it’s not surprising that even health buffs and health aspirants have gone the mobile route to stay in shape and watch their diets. It’s actually a practical way of monitoring your physical movements and consumption, what with apps that can assist in all stages of fitness, right from the moment you even start thinking of changing your routines to post-workout strategies and maintenance tools.Thanks to these well-designed and personalizable fitness apps, individuals can begin getting in shape in the comfort of their own homes, without having to enrol at the gym or hire a personal coach. Here are 10 of the best weight loss apps that Android users can check out for 2019.1. Eat This, Not That! the GameThis app puts fun into the process of losing weight. Think of it … [Read more...] about 2019 Best Weight Loss Apps For Android Users
Jan 28, 7:49 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Vanessa Doctor 01/28/19 AT 7:33 AM The start of every year is always the most popular time for people to adopt new fitness and health resolutions. While their goals in theory are entirely disjointed from how they are in implementation, we are never really without novel sets of tricks to lose weight and tone up. We’ve seen so many effective and ineffective diet trends come and go, and then come back again. Happily, some of the strangest fad diets known to man are just too weird for anybody to revive. Here are five of them.1. The “Twinkie” DietThis diet is basically all junk food. In 2010, nutrition professor Mark Haub tried eating only Oreos, Doritos and all sorts of junk snacks for 10 weeks but made sure to limit his intake to just 1,500 calories, or 800 calories below his daily needs. He lost 27 pounds during this experience, but it … [Read more...] about 5 Strangest Weight Loss Diet Fads That We’re Glad Are Over
YOU'RE eating a balanced, nutrient-rich diet, you're regularly working up a sweat in your local spin studio, and you've put a virtuous ban on all after-work wines at the pub. So when you step on the scales after weeks of blood, sweat and tears, why has your weight-loss progress stubbornly plateaued?Perhaps it's your genes, rather than your lack of gusto on the treadmill, that holds the answer.Chances are you'll have heard someone blame their slow metabolism for their weight-loss struggles at some point. The general idea is that if you've been blessed with an overactive or fast one, you can eat more, work out less, and still maintain a svelte figure.But what exactly is the mythical 'M' word, how does it work, and can it really be the reason why some people find it harder to lose weight than others? We asked some experts to weigh in...:: The metabolism in a nutshellYour metabolism isn't a single organ. It's actually an umbrella term that's used to describe lots of different metabolic … [Read more...] about Is your slow metabolism actually the reason you struggle to lose weight?