June 2, 2008 |
Throw out any thoughts that weight reduction surgery is a shortcut to svelte. The surgery, performed on about 200,000 Americans a year, is a last resort to rescue people in danger of dying early from the health consequences of their extreme obesity. After years of question marks, studies now show the surgery saves lives, sustains long-term weight loss and combats -- maybe even reverses -- diabetes.
May 19, 2008 |
If he's good enough to be Oprah's personal trainer and food muse, surely he's got some tipsfor the rest of us. In his book "The Best Life Diet," exercise physiologist and fitness author Bob Greene expands on his signature concept: Weight loss is a lifetime commitment that starts within. -- Are you seeing changes in the way people are approaching food and exercise?
August 1, 2007
Star Jones Reynolds skirted questions about her dramatic weight loss for years, saying only that she had undergone a medical intervention. That intervention, it turns out, was gastric bypass surgery. Reynolds, 45, says she was "intentionally evasive" when people asked how she'd dropped 160 pounds in three years. She writes about her weight loss in a first-person essay in the September issue of Glamour magazine, on newsstands Aug. 7.
July 30, 2007 |
Could you investigate chromium picolinate as an aid for dieting? Mary Jean Whittier -- The products: Chromium -- the same metal that makes fenders shine -- plays a crucial role in the body. In the bloodstream, traces of it boost the power of insulin, a hormone that controls blood sugar and helps break down fat. A shortage of chromium could potentially send blood sugar soaring, and it probably wouldn't be good for your waistline either.
February 19, 2007 |
In 2000, a 19-year-old girl was treated at a Barcelona hospital. Among a host of other symptoms, her appetite had become insatiable. She was eating as many as 6,000 calories a day and yet losing weight -- rapidly. Her secret? A not-so-little worm called Taenia solium. --- Rumors about the reputed weight-loss powers of tapeworms (T. solium, the pork tapeworm, is one of 40 that infect humans) have persisted for a century.
January 10, 2007 |
IN his office at London's Covent Garden, Peter Mario Katona keeps a thick file of hate mail. The Royal Opera's director of casting even framed one particularly unquotable letter and hung it on his wall. His sin? Firing American soprano Deborah Voigt before she could sing her signature title role in Strauss' "Ariadne auf Naxos" in 2004. Her sin? She was too fat to fit into Ariadne's little black dress.