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October 18, 1997 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thirty miles south of the border with starving North Korea, young women in the South Korean capital are starving themselves, victims not of famine but of fashion. Dr. Si Hyung Lee has seen this dark side of affluence and modernity. He remembers best the patient who died of respiratory failure. "She was a pediatrician's daughter," said Lee, director of the Korea Institute of Social Psychiatry at Koryo General Hospital in Seoul. "Her father and mother were both doctors."
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July 27, 2010
Hip and knee replacement surgery is supposed to alleviate pain and allow people to move better and lead a more active lifestyle. A new study published recently in the journal Orthopedics shows that could be the case, because weight loss may be one side effect of getting new knees and hips. Researchers looked at pre- and post-surgery weight in 196 randomly selected patients who had hip or knee replacement surgery from 2005 to 2007 due to osteoarthritis. Their body mass index was noted before surgery, and patients were followed for an average 20 months.
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NEWS
May 14, 1985 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
Promoters of weight-reduction products, including those of Los Angeles-based Herbalife International, often make exaggerated claims for pills and powders that can pose serious health hazards, Senate investigators have concluded. In a study to be released this morning, the staff of the Senate Governmental Affairs permanent investigations subcommittee says that four deaths since last November have been associated with Herbalife products.
HEALTH
June 9, 2008 | Melissa Healy, Times Staff Writer
Parents WHO think their teenager is overweight are no more likely to banish junk food and keep healthful foods around the house than those who don't -- or to encourage habits such as family meals, less eating in front of the tube and more exercise. But they are more likely to urge their teen to diet. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota and published this month in Pediatrics, was part of a larger one gauging the weight and eating habits of 902 Minneapolis-St.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1990 | LANIE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State health investigators staked out a warehouse early Friday, then placed an embargo on more than 8 million capsules and tablets of a weight-loss product called Cal-Ban 3000 that is suspected of causing intestinal obstructions. Officials from D&F Industries, a health-products manufacturer with offices in Anaheim and Orange, could not be reached for comment Friday.
HEALTH
February 19, 2007 | Elena Conis
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.
NEWS
September 16, 1997 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two controversial diet drugs were removed from the market Monday after new evidence linked them to potentially serious heart valve problems, effectively ending the commonly known fen-phen combination that had been popular among those seeking to shed pounds. The Food and Drug Administration requested the withdrawal of the drugs fenfluramine, sold as Pondimin, and dexfenfluramine, sold as Redux.
SPORTS
October 7, 1993 | CHRIS BAKER
Clipper forward John Williams on Wednesday entered a residential weight-reduction program at an undisclosed location by mutual agreement with the team and will miss the start of training camp on Friday. The Clippers didn't disclose Williams' weight or his target weight, but he weighed about 300 pounds at the end of last season after reporting to training camp at about 315 pounds.
HEALTH
June 2, 2008 | Susan Brink, Times Staff Writer
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.
HEALTH
May 19, 2008 | Janet Cromley, Times Staff Writer
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?
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
HEALTH
July 30, 2007 | Chris Woolston, Special to The Times
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.
HEALTH
February 19, 2007 | Elena Conis
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2007 | Irene Lacher, Special to The Times
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.
NEWS
May 29, 1990 | SHARI ROAN, TIMES HEALTH WRITER
Liquid diets--which grew up quietly in the past decade as hospital treatment for the seriously obese and exploded in popularity in the late 1980s--might be losing some of their luster. Manufacturers of such diet plans as Optifast, Health Management Resources and the over-the-counter protein drink, Slim-Fast, report a downturn in popularity after a year of soaring sales just as some lawmakers and health experts initiate public inquiries into the safety and effectiveness of the programs.
NEWS
August 17, 1988 | BEVERLY BEYETTE, Times Staff Writer
The recorded voice of Dr. Marcel Diennet crackled over the line from Paris as he explained, en francais, that his office was ferme until Sept. 5, please call then, merci beaucoup. On this side of the Atlantic, where the Food and Drug Administration last week warned it had found potentially dangerous prescription drugs in a batch of Diennet's mail order "herbal" diet pills, the telephone at the Diennet Institute in Century City went unanswered for days.
HEALTH
December 11, 2006 | Sally Squires, Special to The Times
Hunger pangs are hard to resist. So the recent findings that a little more lean protein at breakfast will last you until lunch could provide the boost to help you maintain your weight during the upcoming holidays and beyond. Of all the macronutrients that we eat, "protein blunts your hunger the most and is the most satiating," notes Wayne Campbell, who leads a team investigating protein at Purdue University's Campbell Laboratory for Integrative Research in Nutrition, Fitness and Aging.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Kirstie Alley -- who was once the "Fat Actress" -- donned a bikini to show off her new shape on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," fulfilling a pledge she made about a year ago. Winfrey said Alley, who is 5 feet, 8 inches, has lost 75 pounds, after hitting a high of 220 pounds. Her weight gain was documented in various unflattering paparazzo photos. To the sounds of the Commodores' "Brick House," Alley, 55, strutted onto the stage in a maroon bikini on Monday's show.
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