A MAN was left "paralysed" for two days after common weight loss supplements triggered toxicity in his blood. The 33-year-old was admitted to hospital suffering weak arms and legs but had no history of spinal trauma. Tests revealed his nerves were in tact but tendon reflexes in his knees, ankles and elbows were diminished. After ruling out a stroke doctors discovered his potassium and magnesium levels were very low and he was diagnosed with thyrotoxic periodic paralysis. Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis (TPP) occurs when the thyroid, which regulates hormones in the body. When the thyroid becomes overactive, known as hyperthyroidism, it can cause TPP and low potassium, which leads to extreme muscle weakness. Doctors at Abington Hospital in the US ran tests on his thyroid and ruled out hyperthyroidism. It turned out the man, originally from Brazil, had been taking Killer Bee’s fat burner for two months, which triggered his TPP. The fat burner contained a synthetic … [Read more...] about Man, 33, left ‘paralysed’ for two days after taking common weight loss supplements
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1 of 30 Christina Aguilera The Liberation singer and former The Voice judge lost 50 pounds in 2015. Her secret: Taking time off from her hectic schedule. “Without the grueling production hours, Christina can focus on her music and her son and most important on herself,” a source told People. “It’s amazing what having some personal time can do, not only for the body but also for the mind and the spirit. She has been trying new types of foods and exploring new methods of exercise. Not for diet or weight, but more for her mind and well being and overall sense of good health.” Advertisement - Continue Reading Below 2 of 30 Al Roker Topping out 340 pounds, the Today Show host decided to get weight-loss surgery to get back down to a healthy size. He lost 150 pounds post-operation, eating mostly a high-protein and low-carb diet. He even wrote a book about his journey, Never Going Back. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below 3 of 30 Carnie … [Read more...] about 30 Celebrity Weight Loss Transformations That Will Seriously Inspire You
Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE For decades, doctors have sought every dieter's dream of weight loss: a pill that could pare away the pounds without any harmful effects. Their quest is an acknowledgment that losing weight and keeping it off is not just a matter of willpower, of resisting the siren call of the ice cream in the fridge. New research has shown that weight gain changes the brain and body. And even when we starve ourselves thin, we often can’t reverse those alterations. So we just slowly pack the pounds back on because our brains think we need them. Back in the early '90s, doctors thought they had struck gold with a combination of drugs, fenfluramine and phentermine, or fen-phen, that seemed to magically melt fat away. But within a couple of years some patients began to develop very scary side effects: damage to heart valves that could lead to heart failure and a kind of high … [Read more...] about Weight-loss pills can help. So why don’t more people use them?
Health Weight Loss A group of scientists are paying people to eat avocados to test a hypothesis that avocados can burn belly fat and promote weight loss. A call for test subjects willing to eat avocados in the name of science this week received an outpouring of responses. Only 1,000 people will get to take part in the experiment, during which they will be supplied with free avocados and be paid $300 for their time. The work is being conducted in collaboration with Loma Linda University, Penn State University, Tufts University, and the University of California, Los Angeles. “The study will examine whether eating one avocado per day reduces visceral adipose fat in the abdomen,” Dr. Joan Sabaté, who directs the Center for Nutrition, Lifestyle and Disease Prevention at LLU, said. Kenyan avocado farmer Simon Kimani tends to his crop in Kandara, central Kenya on July 25, 2018. A group of scientists are paying people to eat avocados to test a … [Read more...] about Scientists Are Paying People to Eat Avocados In Weight-Loss Experiment
Health A weight loss drug that helped participants in a study lose over 4 kilograms (almost 10 pounds) has been hailed as a "holy grail" in the battle against obesity. Unlike many weight loss drugs, scientists found lorcaserin did not raise the risk of cardiovascular problems among at-risk individuals who took part in a clinical trial. The authors of the study published in The New England Journal of Medicine acknowledged lifestyle changes are the recommended way to lose weight. But they wanted to understand whether a drug could help a person shed pounds without harming their heart health. Lorcaserin works by suppressing the appetite. According to BBC News, the drug is taken twice a day, and costs between $220-290 (£155-225) per month in the U.S. Recommended Slideshows 51 50 Healthy Foods That Are Secretly Unhealthy 51 50 Facts About the Human Body You Probably Didn't Know 51 Is It Dangerous to Wake Up a Sleepwalker? 50 Health Myths You Should … [Read more...] about Lorcaserin: ‘Holy Grail’ Weight Loss Drug Found to Be Safe in Obesity Study