A weight loss drug does not increase cardiovascular events, according to late breaking results from the CAMELLIA-TIMI 61 trial presented today in a Hot Line Session at ESC Congress and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Lorcaserin is an appetite suppressant, increasing the sense of fullness after a meal and reducing hunger before meals. It is not approved as a weight loss drug in Europe. The European Medicines Agency has expressed concerns about the potential risk of tumours based on animal data, psychiatric disorders including depression, and problems with heart valves. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June 2012 approved the medication for weight loss in overweight adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or greater, or with a BMI of 27 kg/m2 or greater and at least one weight-related health condition such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol. As with all weight loss agents, the FDA's approval was contingent on postmarketing … [Read more...] about Weight Loss Drug Does Not Increase Cardiovascular Events
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Tech & Science Orangetheory Fitness, the fitness program that claims to help participants burn calories even after the workout ends, has gained popularity among the fitness and weight loss communities. However, the question remains for those wanting to reduce: Are trendy fitness programs like OTF the best path for a weight loss journey? The fitness franchise is quickly growing across the world. The first studio opened in 2010 and now, eight years later, the CEO Dave Long told the Franchise Times that they are opening up six new locations each week. Orangetheory Fitness, which regulars just refer to as "OTF," uses heart rate monitors to track the participants' workouts, so they can maintain a target heart rate zone. They call the theory behind the program, “Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption,” which they say will help participants to continue to burn calories for up to 36 hours after the workout has ended. Newsweek spoke with the director of the National … [Read more...] about Does Orangetheory Fitness Work For Weight Loss?
Melia Robinson/Business Insider Silicon Valley's favorite diet is called intermittent fasting, and it involves abstaining from food for anywhere from 16 hours to several days. Although you can eat basically whatever you want on the diet, intermittent fasting has been linked with weight loss that's on par with traditional diets. Fasting may have health benefits that go beyond losing weight, however, according to a small new study: It could make for a healthier blood pressure and increased insulin sensitivity. intermittent fasting that frees its followers from calorie counting and carb cutting is quickly gaining traction in Silicon Valley. Scientific research suggests its followers are onto something big. Popularized by Bay Area health nuts who don't mind being guinea pigs for science, intermittent fasting (or simply "IF" among fans), involves limiting the time you eat to a specific time period each day. While most of us snack somewhat regularly from the time we … [Read more...] about There’s new evidence that Silicon Valley’s favorite diet has benefits that go beyond weight loss
Rosie Fitzmaurice, provided by Published 4:26 am, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Shutterstock/Syda Productions Intermittent fasting has rapidly grown in popularity in recent years. The jury's still out in the science world as to the long-term health effects of the regime. A new study on rats suggests that while fasting may help to achieve weight loss, it may also damage the pancreas and affect insulin function, which could lead to diabetes. More investigation is needed into how people may be affected, particularly those with existing metabolic issues, the researchers concluded. Michael Mosley, author of the popular 5:2 fasting diet, has penned a response to the findings. Researchers at the University of São Paulo, Brazil presented new research on the effects of intermittent fasting at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting held in Barcelona, Spain at the weekend. Recommended Video: Now Playing: If you have type 2 diabetes, changing the time of your … [Read more...] about A new study suggests that while fasting diets might help with weight loss, they could increase your risk of diabetes — and the 5:2 author has responded
Fitness bands and health-focused smartwatches are certainly in vogue at the moment, with functions ranging from calorie counting to step tracking and heart-rate monitoring. However, while you may see your wrist computer as a golden ticket to optimal health and wellbeing, a new study has shot down perceived benefits regarding weight loss. In a two-year study of over 500 overweight subjects, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) research tasked its volunteers to lose weight. Half of the group were given fitness trackers, which, one may have thought, would help them to shift the pounds more quickly than those without. Incidentally, the opposite was true, and the group wearing fitness trackers was found to have lost less weight by the end of the experiment. Indeed, we're not even talking subtle differences; those without fitness trackers managed to lose almost a stone (13lb) on average where those rocking an activity-monitoring gadget lagged far behind with an … [Read more...] about Study suggests that fitness trackers may actually hinder weight loss