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Lose Weight, Loose Skin? Not so Fast!

By:  Charlene Bazarian  There is an undeniable fascination with weight loss success stories.  The dramatic before and after transformations are a popular staple in magazines, social media and on television.  These success stories continue to be featured in countless mediums; some spark motivation and others simply pique a reader’s curiosity.  In recent years, there has… Read More »

Weight gain after changing treatment more likely when switching from efavirenz or old-style tenofovir

Gaining weight after switching to a new antiretroviral combination is common, especially after switching from efavirenz or the older formulation of tenofovir, but most weight gain is modest and occurs in the first year after switching, a review of 12 large clinical trials shows. The results suggest that some older antiretrovirals may have a weight-suppressive… Read More »

More weight gain in people starting HIV treatment with newer integrase inhibitors or darunavir

A US study has concluded that weight gain is greater by around 2 to 4 kg in HIV-positive people taking bictegravir or dolutegravir as part of their first antiretroviral therapy (ART), compared to their counterparts using other drug regimens. A similar effect was reported in those using the protease inhibitor darunavir. The study led by… Read More »

16:8 Diet Proven To Be Effective For Weight Loss

There is now preliminary scientific evidence that supports the 16:8 diet, which can be another effective weight loss tool. According to a study, fasting every day is effective for reducing weight and lowering blood pressure. The study examined how time-restricted eating affected weight loss in obese individuals. Time-restricted eating is a type of fasting which… Read More »