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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

MEAL REPLACEMENT SHAKES

Meal replacement shakes help women lose 12% of body weight in five months

Women consuming a 1,000 calories per day including four servings of a liquid meal replacement (Optifast 800) lost an average of 12.1 percent of their body weight after five months compared to 7.8 percent for another group eating a 1,200 to 1,500 calorie per day diet versus 0.1 percent for non-dieting control group according to a new study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Dec 29, 2015 5:34 am | [0] comments

Friday, July 30, 2010

BINGE EATING & ZONEGRAN

Zonegran (zonisamide) eliminates binge eating in about half of people, average weight loss of 18 lbs

Zonegran (zonisamide) reduces binge eating completely in about half of people given the drug and causes an average weight loss of about 18 pounds according to a recent study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 30, 2010 11:07 am | [0] comments

BINGE EATING DISORDER

Binge eating disorder affects 1-2% of US polulation, but 50% of those seeking weight loss surgery

Binge eating disorder is estimated to affect 1.5 to 2 percent of the U.S. population, 8 to 30 percent of those seeking standard weight loss treatments, up to half of those seeking weight loss surgery, and 70 percent of people who participate in Overeaters Anonymous according to a recent paper. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 30, 2010 9:03 am | [0] comments

BINGE EATING

Binge eating afffects 30% seeking weight control

Binge eating disorder affects 30 percent of those seeking weight control treatments and 70 percent of people in Overeaters Anonymous compared to 2 to 5 percent in the general population according to a recent paper from Austria. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 30, 2010 8:51 am | [0] comments

BINGE EATING

Binge eaters more likely to have a history of major depression

People who suffer from binge eating disorder (BED) are much more likely to have a history of major depression than obese people without binge eating disorder according to Yanovski (1993). Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 30, 2010 8:26 am | [0] comments

BINGE EATING

Binge eaters weigh more and have tried losing weight more often

Obese patient with binge eating disorder have a higher body mass index (BMI) than obese patient without this disorde, and have attempted to lose weight more times according to study from Switzerland. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 30, 2010 7:19 am | [0] comments

Monday, August 18, 2008

BINGE EATING

Drugs cause weight loss of 7.8 lbs or 3.2% in people with binge eating disorder

The average weight loss with drugs used to treat binge-eating disorder was 7.8 pounds or 3.2 percent of body weight according to a review paper by researchers at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 18, 2008 7:20 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

TOPAMAX / BINGE EATING

Topmax reduces binge eating and causes weight loss of 9.9 lbs

Topmax (topiramate) slightly reduces binge eating and causes an average weight loss of 9.9 pounds in binge eaters according to a study from researchers at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jun 06, 2007 2:02 am | [0] comments

Monday, November 14, 2005

XENICAL / BINGE EATING DISORDER

Xenical (orlistat) helps binge eaters lost 7.4% in six months

The fat-blocking drug Xenical (orlistat) in addition to a mildly reduced calorie diet helped obese patient with binge eating disorder lose 7.4 percent of their body weight in six months compared to 2.3 percent for those given a placebo and following the same diet according to a new study from Switzerland. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Nov 14, 2005 7:25 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

BINGE EATING

Binge eaters who stopped bingeing lost 13.6 lbs in five months

Binge eaters who stopped their binge eating with the help of therapy lost an average of 13.6 pounds in five months compared to a weight gain of 1.5 pounds for those who did not stop according to a study from the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Aug 10, 2005 9:22 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

TOPAMAX

Topamax helps woman with binge eating disorder lose 26 lbs

Topamax (topiramate) helped a 27-year-old woman with binge eating disorder whereas several other treatments had failed according to a case report from Italy. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Feb 08, 2005 9:00 pm | [0] comments

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

U.S. NIH’s Obesity Guidelines Part 18: Binge Eating

Binge Eating Disorder, that is eating large amounts of food in short period of time, occurs in 20-50 percent of people seeking weight loss treatment compared to only 2 percent in the general population according to according to the U.S. NIH's Obesity Guidelines (p. 21). Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Dec 14, 2004 4:56 am | [0] comments

Monday, July 26, 2004

Meridia helps people with Binge Eating Disorder lose 16 lbs in three months

People with binge eating disorder given Meridia (sibutramine) lost 16.3 pounds in three months compared to a weight gain of 3.1 pounds for those given a placebo according to a study from Brazil. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jul 26, 2004 4:30 am | [0] comments

Topamax helps people with Binge Eating Disorder lose 9 lbs in four months

People with binge eating disorder given Topamax (topiramate) lost 9 pounds in four months according to a study from Brazil. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jul 26, 2004 4:25 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Women who engage in binge eating gain an extra 5 pounds

Women who engage in binge eating gained 5 pounds more in next 8-12 years than women who did not according to a study from researchers Harvard Medical School. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jul 21, 2004 6:03 am | [0] comments

Friday, May 14, 2004

People with night eating syndrome suffer more depression

A history of major depression is much more common among obese people with night eating syndrome than obese people without this syndrome according to a 1955 study (Stunkard et al, 1955, unpublished data as referenced in Stunkard et al, 2003). Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, May 14, 2004 10:24 am | [0] comments

Monday, April 26, 2004

Topamax causes 13 pound weight loss in three months and reduces binge eating

Topamax (topiramate) causes weight loss and reduces binge eating according to a recent study from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Apr 26, 2004 11:37 am | [0] comments

Thursday, April 08, 2004

Binge eating and weight gain

STOPPING BINGE EATING appears to be critical for sustained weight loss in people with binge eating disorder. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Apr 08, 2004 3:39 pm | [0] comments
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