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Tags: obesity


Claim that hot baths can substitute for exercise lacks evidence


With a growing number of trials exploring intermittent fasting in people it’s not clear what this mice study brings to the table

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“Non-surgical” weight loss procedure? Suturing your stomach closed sounds a lot like surgery to us


Our gut reaction: claim that magnetic brain stimulation aids weight loss based on shaky foundation


Can one dose of narcolepsy drug curb impulse to overeat? Release makes unsubstantiated leap


Obalon intragastric balloon PR release suffers from lack of context


Best antidepressant for overweight people? Release makes partial case


NIH release on brain stimulation for obesity: Too brief, too little impact, too early