Does Ozempic increase the risk of suicidal thoughts? Here’s what experts say
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(Kaitlin Sullivan/ Health) — European regulators are reviewing data on suicidal thoughts in people taking GLP-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RA), including Ozempic, Wegovy, and Saxenda.

The European Medicines Agency started the review—which includes 150 reports of potential cases of self-injury and suicidal thoughts  …

Obese? This may be the reason your neighbour is healthier than you
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(Jiya Saini/ Revyuh) — Genetic elements may account for 50-75% of the differences in body mass index (BMI) within the population.

A group of researchers from Université Laval and the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute Research Centre examined the genomes of over 800,000 individuals of European ancestry, pinpointing 60   …

High protein breakfast may help prevent overeating and obesity
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(Annie Lennox/ Medical News Today) — Obesity is linked to some of the leading causes of preventable, premature death, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. Between 1999 and 2020, population obesity rates in the United States increased from 30.5% to 41.9%.

First proposed in 2005, the protein  …

7 side effects of going keto
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(Amanda MacMillan/ Health) — The ketogenic diet—also known as the “keto diet” or just “keto”—is a big thing in weight-loss plans, touted by celebs like Halle Berry, Kourtney Kardashian, and Jenna Jameson. The diet involves cutting way back on carbohydrates, to 50 grams a day or less, to help   …

Is losing weight an important health goal?
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(Madelaine Holcombe/ CNN News) — Accepting your body as it is and stopping all the dieting may sound great, but would doing so hurt your health?

Advertisements, pop culture and even doctors can talk about health and weight as if they are one and the same: smaller bodies are healthier, and larger bodies must be unhealthy.

But  …

7 things you should never say to someone trying to lose weight
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(Lauren Del Turco/ Prevention) — Navigating conversations about weight, exercise, and food is about as tricky as walking a tightrope blindfolded. One wrong sentence and you’re plummeting toward awkwardness and insult. Even the most well-intentioned of compliments or questions can go south quick; after all, our relationships  …