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Anti-obesity orlistat and colorectal cancer risk

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A few weeks ago, a middle-age patient who has been taking orlistat regularly for weight loss asked about the increased risk of developing cancer, especially colon cancer, with prolonged intake of the product.

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Diabetes medications that promote weight loss

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Most patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are above their ideal weight. Excess weight, particularly around the waist, is a major cause of insulin resistance, a condition in which the body does not use insulin effectively causing glucose to build up in the blood instead of being absorbed by the cells. Over time, insulin resistance can lead to type 2 diabetes.

Posted: July 27th, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Want to lose weight? Exercise, skip dinner

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The late author and nutritionist Adelle Davis’ famous health tip—“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper”—has gained ground anew, thanks to a new study by researchers from the Czech Republic.

Posted: July 13th, 2013 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Short on time?

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IF YOU want to lose belly fat—the most damaging to your health—you will be more successful if you do aerobic exercise than resistant training.

Many people gain weight during the holidays. But as they resolve (once again) this month to lose those excess kilos, they soon realize the enormity of the task considering their back to normal schedule as well as other work-related commitments.

Posted: January 4th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

Weight loss takes combined effort

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How many times have you dieted and have just given up? Many people tend to think that all obese people have to do to solve their problems is eat less and move more. But one expert believes that the reason is much deeper—it’s almost an addiction much like alcoholism and drug abuse.

Posted: September 14th, 2012 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

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