Weight Loss

Making Healthy Choices About Nutrition

By NWHN Staff | Nov 12, 2016 | Comments Off on Making Healthy Choices About Nutrition

Like the old saying about the weather, everyone talks about nutrition but not much gets done about it. What we eat is tied so deeply to our cultures, our upbringing, our current lifestyles, and the political system we live under that changes seem daunting.

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, Who Is That Beautiful Girl I See?

By NWHN Staff | Feb 22, 2016 | Comments Off on Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, Who Is That Beautiful Girl I See?

When you hear the word beautiful in reference to another woman, what do you think? Is it her smile, her personality, or maybe her glowing eyes? For many women, beauty relates to size; how small her waist is, what size jeans she wears, and what the number on the scale is. Why is this- and what are the (unintended) effects?

National Women’s Health Network Urges Women to Resist “Cheap” Gimmicks for Losing Weight in the New Year

By NWHN Staff | Jan 7, 2016 | Comments Off on National Women’s Health Network Urges Women to Resist “Cheap” Gimmicks for Losing Weight in the New Year

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“Free” Diet Drugs That Cost You in the Long Run

By NWHN Staff | Jan 7, 2016 | Comments Off on “Free” Diet Drugs That Cost You in the Long Run

With the New Year often comes resolutions to lead happier – and healthier – lives.

Weight Loss

By NWHN Staff | Aug 14, 2015 | Comments Off on Weight Loss

Quick-fix weight loss remedies have always been popular, but they’ve gained even more momentum in recent years due to increased attention to the rising rates of obesity in the United States. Anti-obesity drugs are often touted as “miracle products” that yield results with minimal effort.

Rx for Change — Binge-Eating Disorder: Another Invented Disease Brought to You by Pharma

By Charlea T. Massion, MD, and Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD | May 27, 2015 | Comments Off on Rx for Change — Binge-Eating Disorder: Another Invented Disease Brought to You by Pharma

Ever notice how dinner party hosts estimate portions based on their own appetites? Small eaters may leave their guests hungry; large eaters may have plenty of leftovers. Adriane’s in the latter category; her guests learn to enjoy her food in generous portions, or risk her wrath. Charlea, on the other hand, considers salad dinner. Somehow, we’ve managed to remain friends.

Is a Lower Number Worth a Higher Risk?

By NWHN Staff | Mar 27, 2015 | Comments Off on Is a Lower Number Worth a Higher Risk?

Imagine taking a pill, stepping on your scale, and seeing a lower number — just like that, and just in time for Spring’s warmer weather. Now, imagine that lower number coming at a heavy price — and not just the money you’ll spend on your weight loss drug’s prescription. Would you be willing to take the risk?

New Year, Same Old Miracle Drug Spin

By NWHN Staff | Jan 7, 2015 | Comments Off on New Year, Same Old Miracle Drug Spin

The holiday season is over and as usual, many people are feeling motivated to lose weight and live healthier. But for the one-third of Americans struggling with obesity, this struggle just gets harder and harder, especially as we age. For many, a safe and effective weight loss pill would seem like the magic bullet we so desperately need.

Rx for Change: Forget Fat!

By Charlea T. Massion, MD, and Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD | May 1, 2013 | Comments Off on Rx for Change: Forget Fat!

We constantly hear that obesity is a killer and that the obesity epidemic will surely sink our health care system — but are a few extra pounds really bad for your health? A recent study suggests that being a little overweight may actually reduce your chance of dying.  Hear us out, though, before scarfing some cookies in celebration!

FDA Meeting – Lorcaserin

By NWHN Staff | May 10, 2012 | Comments Off on FDA Meeting – Lorcaserin

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Meeting on Lorcaserin