What is weight control?

If you are overweight, you are not alone. Sixty-six percent of adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Achieving a healthy weight can help you control your cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar. It might also help you prevent weight-related diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and some cancers. Eating too much or not being physically active enough will make you overweight. To maintain your weight, the calories you eat must equal the energy you burn. To lose weight, you must use more calories than you eat. A weight-control strategy might include

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Below are some other ways that you can decrease the amount of calories that you eat each day:Eat smaller portions.Use a small plate with smaller servings.

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Healthy Eating & Diet Center - Find healthy eating, fitness and ...

From healthy diet plans to helpful weight loss tools, here you'll find the latest diet news and information.

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How to Walk for Weight Control and Walking Off Weight

Walking and weight control - how to walk to lose weight, how to walk off weight and burn more fat and calories.

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Welcome to WIN - The Weight-control Information Network

Jul 10, 2008 ... Established in 1994 to provide health professionals and consumers with science-based information on obesity.

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Weight loss - MayoClinic.com

Weight-loss basics — everything from diet and exercise to weight-loss drugs and surgery.

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Weight Loss and Control Tips and the No-Diet Approach to Losing ...

Mar 13, 2011 ... When should medications be used for weight loss? ... Introduction to weight loss. Whether you are trying to lose 5 pounds or more than 50, ...

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Weight Loss and Control : NIDDK

Nov 25, 2008 ... In October 2004, WIN redesigned its web presence with the goal of making information regarding weight loss and control easier to find and ...

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Weight loss - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Weight loss, in the context of medicine, health or physical fitness, is a reduction of the total body mass, due to a mean loss of fluid, body fat or adipose ...

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Weight Loss : Health A-Z Resources and Publications

These questions can help you start a conversation with your doctor about a healthy weight loss plan. ... Details > ...

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Phendimetrazine tartrate is indicated in the management of exogenous obesity as a short term adjunct (a few weeks) in a regimen of weight reduction based on caloric restriction in patients with an initial body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or higher who have not responded to appropriate weight reducing regimen (diet and/or exercise) alone. Below is a chart of Body Mass Index (BMI) based on various heights and weights. BMI is calculated by taking the patient’s weight in kilograms (kg), divided...

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Weight Loss and Control
Obesity is simply the accumulation of excess body fat. It is much more than that, however. Obesity is a chronic (long-term) disease that is very difficult to treat. As such, it requires long-term treatment to lose weight and keep it off. There is no overnight solution-effective, permanent weight loss takes some time. The essential factors in losing weight and keeping it off are motivation, proper eating and exercise habits, and an appreciation of better health. Losing weight will help you feel better. It also will improve your health.Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States (tobacco is the first). People who are obese have much higher risks of many serious health problems than nonobese people. The most devastating of these health problems include the following:

Histamine Dihydrochloride contains histamine, a potent vasodilator having the chemical name 2-(4-Imidazolyl) ethylamine. Histamine has an empirical formula of C5H9N3, a molecular weight of 111.15, and the following chemical structure:Histamine Dihydrochloride is available in the following strengths: 1. SCRATCH, PRICK or PUNCTURE TEST CONTROL: Positive Skin Test Control - Histamine contains 6.0 mg/mL Histamine Base and is a clear, colorless, sterile solution. It consists of Histamine Dihydrochloride 10mg/mL, Sodium Chloride 0.5%, Sodium Bicarbonate 0.275%, and Glycerin 50.0% (v/v) as a preservative. Positive Skin Test Control - Histamine is indicated as an adjunct in allergy skin test for diagnosis, as a positive control to test wheal-flare response of skin for evaluation of skin test response to allergenic extracts.

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Scales are a visible peeling or flaking of outer skin layers.

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Exercise and Physical Fitness
There are 1,440 minutes in every day. Schedule 30 of them for physical activity! Regular exercise is a critical part of staying healthy. People who are active live longer and feel better. Exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight. It can delay or prevent diabetes, some cancers and heart problems.

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Weight management
Weight management means keeping your body weight at a healthy level.

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Obesity surgery
If you're very overweight and can't lose pounds with a healthy diet and exercise, surgery might be an option for you. The surgery is usually for men who are at least 100 pounds overweight and women who are at least 80 pounds overweight. If you are somewhat less overweight, surgery still might be an option if you also have diabetes, heart disease or sleep apnea. Weight loss surgery limits the amount of food you can take in. Some operations also restrict the amount of food you can digest. Many people who have the surgery lose weight quickly. If you follow diet and exercise recommendations, you can keep most of the weight off. The surgery has risks and complications, however, including infections, hernias and blood clots.

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Weight loss and age
Question: Why does it get harder to lose weight with age Answer: One must burn more calories than one takes in to lose weight at any age. This can be done either with caloric restriction or with exercise. Although metabolism slows down somewhat as we age, increasing weight with age is usually due to a drop-off in activity while dietary habits stay the same or get worse. See also: Intentional weight loss Physical activity

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Weight gain - unintentional
Unintentional weight gain is an increase in body weight that occurs when a person takes in more calories than the body needs or uses.

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Weight loss - unintentional
Unintentional weight loss is a decrease in body weight that is not voluntary. In other words, you did not try to loss the weight by dieting or exercising. See: Intentional weight loss

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Weight problems in children
Children and weight problems

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Helps develop healthy teeth and prevents cavities.

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