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Are there medicines for weight loss?
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In addition to lifestyle and behavioral changes, there are a number of medicines for weight loss, which are FDA-approved and proven to be safe and effective. These treatments have been studied in clinical trials. To find out whether they may be right for you, let your health care provider know you’re interested in starting a […] Read More
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What is a resting metabolic rate?
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Your metabolism can be assessed in 2 ways—while resting and while active. Your resting metabolic rate determines how many calories your body burns when you are not active, and your active metabolic rate determines how your body burns calories while doing strenuous activity. These 2 metabolic rates can be measured by a health care provider. Read More
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What is considered overweight and obesity?
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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), people with a BMI >25 kg/m2 are considered to be overweight, and people with a BMI >30 kg/m2 have obesity. Obesity is a treatable disease associated with excess weight. Obesity can be caused by multiple factors including genetics, appetite signals/hormones, environment, and behavior. Being considered overweight or having […] Read More
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Why do people regain weight?
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Science now shows what many of us have long suspected: after losing weight, our body tries to put it back on. There are many factors that can cause people to gain or regain weight, including genetics, appetite hormones, environment, and behavior. After weight loss, changes in appetite hormones make you feel hungrier, and also slow […] Read More
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What does an obesity care provider do?
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Ongoing dialogue with a health care provider is a significant part of a long-term weight management plan. He or she can provide new strategies and solutions that you might be interested in trying, including discussing medicines that can help. Read More
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What are healthy ways to manage my weight?
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When it comes to weight loss and weight management, lifestyle changes like healthy eating and increased physical activity are important for everyone. But when lifestyle changes are not enough, there are multiple options, including prescription medicines, that could help you reach your long-term goals. Read More
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How is the brain responsible for when and why you eat?
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Your nervous system, which includes the brain, constantly receives signals about your appetite from hormones that come from different parts of your body, like the stomach, intestines, and fat tissue. Both the brain and these appetite hormones contribute to what, why, and how much you eat. Read More
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Why is weight management important?
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Excess weight isn’t just a cosmetic issue; in fact, excess weight can have an impact on your health. Losing 5%-15% of your total weight can improve some weight-related conditions, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and osteoarthritis. Talk with your health care provider to start your own weight-management […] Read More
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What is weight management?
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Weight management means focusing on achieving a healthier weight and maintaining it, avoiding weight regain over time. There are several options to consider when it comes to weight management, and what works for someone else might not work for you. To create your own weight-management plan, talk to your health care provider about how you […] Read More
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Should I consider having weight loss surgery?
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Weight loss surgery is not for everyone. Doctors generally recommend it only for people who: Have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more — about 100 pounds overweight for men and 80 for women; Have a lower BMI (35 to 40), but also have serious health problems related to obesity such as heart […] Read More

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