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Kirstie Alley Weight-Loss Products Can’t Dance, Suit Claims

Kirstie Alley Weight-Loss Products Can’t Dance, Suit Claims

Donna Ward/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Kirstie Alley might dance with the stars, but her weight-loss products deserve a “1″ from the judges, a new lawsuit claims.The class-action lawsuit was filed against the former Cheers actress and Organic…

Report: Kirstie Alley Sued for Allegedly Lying About Weight-Loss Product

Report: Kirstie Alley Sued for Allegedly Lying About Weight-Loss Product

Donna Ward/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Kirstie Alley is being sued by a woman from California, who claims the star lied about her weight loss while promoting a slimming product, reports TMZ.The suit alleges that the weight loss product Organic Liaison…

Wary Doctors Put the ‘Wait’ in Weight Loss Drugs

Wary Doctors Put the ‘Wait’ in Weight Loss Drugs

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — After a 13-year dry spell, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved two new drugs promising weight loss in a pill.  But will you be able to get a prescription for them?The answer may depend on which do…

FDA Approves Weight Loss Drug Qnexa

FDA Approves Weight Loss Drug Qnexa

Lauren Nicole /Digital Vision(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the diet drug Qnexa, the agency’s latest move to give doctors and their patients more tools to fight excessive weight gain as obesity rates continue t…

"Extreme" Weight Loss: Houston Woman Loses 157 Pounds

"Extreme" Weight Loss: Houston Woman Loses 157 Pounds

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Nyla Gibson was 300 pounds overweight, and found herself emotionally and physically affected by her past.“I have friends who have waists smaller than my thighs,” Gibson, a former high school state champion …

Newly Identified ‘Beige Fat’ Cells Could Help Fight Obesity

Newly Identified ‘Beige Fat’ Cells Could Help Fight Obesity

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have isolated a new type of energy-burning cell known as “beige fat,” which they say may have therapeutic potential for aiding weight loss and treating obesity in adults. …

Want to Lose Weight? Cut Up Your Food

Want to Lose Weight? Cut Up Your Food

Polka Dot/Thinkstock(ZURICH, Switzerland) — If you’re looking to cut calories, you might start by cutting your food into smaller pieces. So suggests a study reported Tuesday in Zurich, Switzerland, at the international conference for the Society for t…

NY Family ‘Bands’ Together to Lose Weight

NY Family ‘Bands’ Together to Lose Weight

Dr. Frank Scafuri(NEW YORK) — For the Scafuri family, weight loss has been an experience in family “banding.”Dr. Frank Scafuri, a primary care physician in Staten Island, N.Y., has been obese since childhood.  Two years ago, the 5-foot, 10-inch 3…

Antioxidants in a Nutshell

Antioxidants in a Nutshell

iStockphoto/ThinkstockBy DIANE HENDERIKS, Health Contributor, ABC News Good Morning America(NEW YORK) — From skin care to gasoline to the dinner table, antioxidants play a role.  Ask anyone whether antioxidants are good for you and they will say …

Low-Cal Peanut Butter Is a Dream for Dieters

Low-Cal Peanut Butter Is a Dream for Dieters

PB2(NEW YORK) — If eating peanut butter straight from the jar is wreaking havoc on your waistline, a new low-cal powdered option might be worth a try.Two new powdered peanut butters on the market are offering the same delicious taste of peanut butter …

Woman Loses Half Her Body Weight on "Extreme Makeover"

Woman Loses Half Her Body Weight on "Extreme Makeover"

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Ashley Johnson weighed 323 pounds, and in a family of thin people, the temptation of food was everywhere.“When I try to tell them, ‘You’re not helping,’ they keep telling me that it&rsquo…

Unlocking Emotional Issues May Be Key to Extreme Weight Loss

Unlocking Emotional Issues May Be Key to Extreme Weight Loss

ABC/CRAIG SJODIN(NEW YORK) — Chris Powell, the man who orchestrates each jaw-dropping weight transformation on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, says his secret as a hard-charging trainer has less to do with exercising people’s bodies…

Kelly Clarkson’s Weight Loss Still Touchy Subject for Pop Sensation

Kelly Clarkson’s Weight Loss Still Touchy Subject for Pop Sensation

(NEW YORK) — Kelly Clarkson has never been “Stronger.”The 30-year-old pop singer is this summer’s favorite magazine cover girl, sporting a new sleek, toned figure after reportedly dropping 30 pounds. But weight, something Clarkson ha…

Man Loses 255 Pounds on "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition"

Man Loses 255 Pounds on "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition"

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — At 28 years old, Mike Giannulis was 493 pounds and so obese that he missed out on things others might take for granted, like kissing a girl or even experiencing a first date.The only time he would step foot outside his…

What’s the Secret to Paula Deen’s Weight Loss?

What’s the Secret to Paula Deen’s Weight Loss?

Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Paula Deen made a name for herself, and made herself a small fortune, by dishing up indulgent treats like a doughnut-topped bacon burger and deep-fried anything on her Food Network TV show, in her magazine an…

FDA Approves Weight Loss Drug Belviq

FDA Approves Weight Loss Drug Belviq

George Doyle/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the weight loss drug Belviq for people who are overweight or obese and have one or more weight-related health problems, the agency announced today. “Obesity…

For Calories, It’s All About Quality over Quantity, Harvard Study Says

For Calories, It’s All About Quality over Quantity, Harvard Study Says

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — When is a calorie not just a calorie? When it comes to losing weight, according to a new study from Harvard University. The results found that the number of calories consumed is not necessarily as important as the qual…

Appetite for Food, Cocaine Linked to Same Spot in Brains of Mice

Appetite for Food, Cocaine Linked to Same Spot in Brains of Mice

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW HAVEN, Conn.) — In the global fight against obesity, scientists have become particularly interested in the parts of the brain that make us want to eat, and sometimes to eat too much. Many researchers have noted that hunger a…

Astrologist Uses Horoscope as Weight-Loss Tool

Astrologist Uses Horoscope as Weight-Loss Tool

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Horoscopes usually forecast the future, offering love or career advice in just a few sentences.  But could they actually help you lose weight?  Sharon Ward, an astrologist with over 20 years experience, bel…

Eating Disorders Common in Older Women, Study Finds

Eating Disorders Common in Older Women, Study Finds

George Doyle/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(CHAPEL HILL, N.C.) — Eating disorders have no boundaries when it comes to age, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders.While people may associate eating disorders with teen …

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