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Psychology & Psychiatry

Many adults inaccurately perceive their own BMI and body size

Less than two thirds of adults can correctly estimate their own body mass index (BMI) and less than half can identify their own body size, according to a study of 744 Polish adults published in Scientific Reports.

Overweight & Obesity

Metabolic adaptation delays time to reach weight-loss goals

In women who are premenopausal with overweight, metabolic adaptation after a 16% weight loss increases the length of time necessary to achieve weight-loss goals, according to a study published online in Obesity. The present ...

Overweight & Obesity

Performance enhancing substances linked to eating disorder symptoms

With increasing value and emphasis being placed on muscularity and leanness as today's body ideal, the use of appearance- and performance- enhancing drugs and substances (APEDS), such as whey protein and steroids, has become ...

Medications

Semaglutide superior to liraglutide for weight loss

(HealthDay)—Among adults with overweight or obesity, once-weekly subcutaneous semaglutide plus counseling for diet and physical activity results in significantly greater weight loss at 68 weeks than once-daily subcutaneous ...

Health

Diets: How scientists discovered that one size doesn't fit all

If you ate too much over the festive season, you may well be thinking about a healthy diet plan for 2022. But as anyone who has ever dieted knows, there are countless options out there. Right now, we're in the midst of a ...

Health

Mayo Clinic Minute: Toss the junk food for better health

The steady stream of holiday cookies and treats may have slowed, but for millions of Americans, the appetite for high-fat, sodium-laden sweets continues. Making the switch from highly-processed junk food to healthier whole ...

Medications

Using cannabinoids to treat obesity

Though cannabis is often associated with "the munchies" in popular culture, University of Toronto researcher Justin Matheson is asking whether cannabinoids—naturally occurring compounds in the plant—can actually be used ...

Health

Q and A: Making New Year's resolutions that stick

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Every year I make one or more New Year's resolutions that I have every intention of starting on Jan. 1. But I find myself losing momentum quickly into the new year when the holiday merriment starts to fade. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New treatment leads to much less overeating

The current advice and treatment given to patients with obesity mostly involves eating less and healthier food and exercising more. In some of the most severe cases, patients undergo obesity surgery.

Health

Why do we feel so 'blah' after Christmas?

The holiday season is usually a joyous occasion, but many people feel "blah" soon after the celebrations. What is it about Christmas that makes people feel this way?

Overweight & Obesity

Big review confirms power of fasting diets for weight loss

(HealthDay)—Intermittent fasting is all the rage due to its potential health benefits, and now a new review shows this style of eating really does produce weight loss and may even improve certain markers of heart health.

Medications

Is it true that new medications treat obesity?

There is no magic pill that will cure obesity, a condition that affects over 40% of adults in the United States. But there is a new type of medicine that is a potential game-changer. It's an anti-obesity medication, and doctors ...