Weight Loss News in Review – Week of August 23

Each week, DietsInReview.com will recap the hottest headlines in weight loss, diet and health news to keep you informed of news you can really use.alli xenical

FDA Looks into Alli and Xenical Liver Damage Concerns

New research shows concern that two popular weight loss drugs, Alli and Xenical, may cause liver damage. On Monday, August 24, 2009, the FDA began investigating recent reports that these drugs may be causing liver damage in those who take them, after 30 reported cases.

Lack of Sleep Can Cause Diabetes

Poor eating habits are the obvious and overwhelming cause of diabetes. Now researchers are saying that lack of sleep can lead to the blood disorder.

EA Sports Active Launches More Workouts for Holiday Season

EA Sports Active, the fitness program for Nintendo Wii is launching 30 new workouts. Set to hit North American stores on November 17, 2009, the More Workouts will emphasize abdominal and core exercises, feature a Six-Week Challenge, and an all-new presentation will take you to the tropics to immerse yourself in warm weather activities like waterskiing and paddle surfing.

Fast-Food Nightmares: Hardee’s Fried Bologna Biscuit Sandwich and French Dip Thick Burgerhardees fried bologna biscuit

Just when you think fast-food chains have caught on to the fact that we’ve caught on to how unhealthy their menu items are, they surprise us with a couple of calorie doozies like these.

Obesity Leads to Fewer Brain Cells

A new study just released in the Journal of Human Brain Mapping showed that obese individuals have eight percent less brain tissue than normal-weight individuals and their brains look 16 years older than the brains of individuals who are at normal weights.

The Low-Down on 5-Hour Energy Shots

An energy drink that has found its way to every gas station, convenience store, and even health food stores is 5-Hour Energy shots. Many drinks contain sugar and a lot of it, so they are also steeped in calories. But 5-Hour Energy shots bill themselves as a carb-conscious solution that can boost energy without the sugar calories.

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