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August 24, 2004

Obesity Linked to Multiple Cancer Risks, New Weight Watchers Program

"Heart disease and diabetes get all the attention, but expanding waistlines increase the risk for at least nine types of cancer, too."

Weight Watchers has launched a new program to help consumers find the approach to healthy, livable weight loss that suits them best.

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August 21, 2004

Women Ignoring Need for Exercise, Weight-Loss Surgery

"An examination of surveys taken over three years by the Gallup Poll shows women are less likely than men to engage in vigorous exercise." The finding could have serious implications for women's health.

"After a series of deaths related to weight-loss surgery, the Board of Registration in Medicine yesterday assigned its Patient Care Assessment Committee to oversee how hospitals implement new safety guidelines."

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August 08, 2004

Gastric Bypass and Hunger, Safer Weight Loss Surgery, Low-Carb and Breast Cancer

People who undergo gastric bypass surgery often experience a loss of appetite due to a hormone.

A new report says the risks of weight loss surgery can be reduced if only doctors who have been through a rigorous certification process perform the operations in facilities that do at least 100 of the procedures each year.

A new study shows low-carb dieters may be reducing their risk of breast cancer while they're shedding pounds.

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