Obesity News Archive
Childhood obesity continues to be a public health issue that requires improved policies and interventions at both the individual and population level.
No differences seen with other fat volume measures between recurring, first-time stones.
Policy supports evidence-based strategies such as excise taxes, adding warning labels
Increased weight loss with risk factor management associated with greater atrial fibrillation freedom.
If trends continue, about one-third of children and one-half of teens will be obese/overweight by 2030.
The new program, announced by AAPA, will allow its participants to obtain 30 CME credits and an OMA-issued Certificate of Primary-Care Obesity Management after completion.
Recognizing the obesity epidemic and educating physician assistants on the implications of this condition and how they should be caring for obese patients should be prioritized, according to the study authors.
The study authors examined data obtained from the 2007-2008 National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) to determine the prevalence, risk factors, as well as the severity of asthma phenotypes.
Increased adiposity in childhood may negatively impact liver function in children as young as 8 years old.
BMI is positively correlated with increased hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with chronic HBV, though the risk is greater in women.
Better glycemic control, weight reduction with surgical treatment for youths with T2D, severe obesity
For adolescents with type 2 diabetes and severe obesity, surgical therapy facilitates glycemic control and weight reduction better than medical therapy.
Obesity is affiliated with elevated morbidity, cardiovascular disease related mortality, and shorter longevity compared with individuals with a normal body mass index.
Weight loss in obese individuals may lead to reduced pain, affect, and somatic symptoms associated with chronic pain.
Severe obesity may decline in children enrolled in specialized diet programs.
The investigators studied the association between abdominal fat, inflammation, and fitness by measuring body weight, dimensions, and blood samples.
A positive correlation between increased BMI and risk of prostate cancer recurrence was observed in patients undergoing radical prostatectomy.
Some of the comorbidities include increased lipid levels, hypertension, and diabetes.
There is no statistically significant difference in weight loss at 5 years after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy vs laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in morbidly obese patients.
A middle-aged patient with morbid obesesity and COPD complains about having shortness of breath at rest and dyspnea on exertion.
More than 40 diet plans across 9 categories have been ranked to help those dieting achieve healthier lifestyles in U.S News & World Report.
Overweight/obese preschools have greater asthma symptoms than normal-weight children when untreated.
Body mass index BMI at a cut-point of 30 kg/m2 may not be an appropriate indicator of obesity in postmenopausal women.
Cocoa, dark chocolate, and raw almonds may help improve lipid profiles in overweight individuals.
Adult obesity by age of 35 is likely in about 57% of today's children.
Weight-loss diets low in fat and saturated fat consumption, with or without added exercise, may reduce the risk for all-cause mortality in obese adults.
Incidence rates of overweight- and obesity-related cancers have increased in the United States.
Primary care referral to Weight Watchers meetings is associated with weight loss, HbA1c reduction.
The meta-analysis showed that short-term probiotic supplementation reduced body weight, BMI, and fat percentage, but the effect sizes were small.
CBGT did not prevent overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes from regaining weight lost during weight loss programs.
Nearly 40% of adults in the United States are now obese, raising concerns that the ever-expanding obesity epidemic will lead to sicker Americans and higher health care costs.
Compared with normal-weight individuals, metabolically healthy obese individuals have an increased risk of coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, and heart failure
The increase in the demand for liver transplantation for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis is expected to continue with the current population obesity trends.
Researchers found an association between poor metabolic health and depression, regardless of weight status.
Adulthood weight gain is associated with an increased risk of major chronic diseases and mortality.
Researchers found a paradoxical increase in thromboembolism risk in low-weight patients with atrial fibrillation and VTE who were treated with direct oral anticoagulants.
The USPSTF has released updated recommendations on obesity screening in children and adolescents to focus on intensive behavioral interventions.
A point-of-care resource tool may help clinicians better manage childhood overweight- and obesity-related comorbidities.
Using collaboration and technology, NPs can help patients prevent weight gain and obesity-related diseases.
Patients who lost weight over a 48-month period had a lower rate of cartilage degeneration than patients who maintained stable weight.
Patients with high risk for bipolar disorder are more likely to exhibit decreased cognitive performance as a function of increasing overweight status.
The score can predict the effectiveness of weight-loss therapy for preventing diabetes in overweight or obese individuals.
A high BMI is associated with an increased risk for severe liver disease, and the risk is higher in those who also have type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Excess weight could influence the risk of of gastrointestinal cancers by altering insulin levels and promoting inflammation.
The procedure could be used as alternative to bariatric surgery for selected patients with obesity.
The USPSTF recommends that children and adolescents older than age 6 years should be screened for obesity.
Cognitive behavioral therapy, lisdexamfetamine, second-generation antidepressants, and topiramate reduced binge eating.
Women categorized as class III obese were more likely to experience adverse outcomes in pregnancy and neonatal risks.
The AspireAssist device has been approved for treatment of obese patients with a BMI of 35 to 55.
An analysis of data from NHANES shows that obesity rates continue to increase in women and adolescents.
New guidelines support use of metabolic surgery as standard treatment option for type 2 diabetes, obesity
A panel of experts has recommended that metabolic surgery be included as a treatment option for patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity.
The risk of developing hand, hip, and knee osteoarthritis is increased in people who are overweight or obese.
A National Center for Health Statistics study found significantly higher rates of asthma prevalence among obese women compared with men.
Women considered obese were more likely to have depression than women of a normal weight.
High body weight percentage may increase mortality, and poor physical fitness in youth can increase diabetes risk later in life.
Obesity-specific visits were more likely to include weight, height, and blood glucose and lipid testing.
HHS and USDA have released the latest edition of dietary guidelines for Americans that focus on healthy eating patterns and preventing chronic diseases.
Gastric bypass surgery improves patient well-being, though symptom prevalence, hospitalization rate high afterward
About 90% of patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery experience 1 or more related symptoms afterward.
A meta-analysis from 58 studies found that the risks of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) increased 7.4% with each one-unit increase in BMI.
Women with a higher body mass index (BMI) in early adulthood were at an elevated risk of sudden cardiac death and coronary heart disease.
Central obesity paired with a normal weight (according to BMI) leads to a higher risk of premature mortality than is found in overweight or obese people, according to the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Compared with other dietary interventions, low-fat diets are not more effective for long-term weight loss.
Changes in alcohol metabolism, substituting substances for food, and hormone changes may increase the risk for suicide after bariatric surgery.
Saxenda is adjunct to reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management.
For obese adolescents, taking vitamin D does not reduce the risk for cardiovascular events or diabetes.
Obese patients who rated their clinicians as very helpful lost more weight than those who gave them low ratings.
An intragastric balloon receives approval as a non-surgical weight loss procedure for patients with mild-to-moderate obesity.
Children exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to have a higher BMI by age 10.
Over 130 million Americans are either obese or overweight, according to new data.
With lifestyle counseling, 3mg of liraglutide helped 63% of participants lose at least 5% body weight.
Although they have sex with the same frequency as other girls, obese teens are less likely to use contraception.
More people in the United States are obese and overweight than ever before.
Those who had a choice lost slightly less weight compared with patients who had no choice.
Black youth experience higher rates of obesity and obesity-related diseases compared with white youth.
Educating parents on the importance of healthy diet, and how to read nutrition labels, can help reduce the high intake of added sugars in kids' diets.
For every five unit increase in body mass index there were greater excess risks of incident atrial fibrillation in cohort and case-control studies.
Tolerable at doses of 0.6 and 1.2 mg; more adverse events with dose of 2.4 mg.
Sneak interventions into any patient encounter using motivational interviewing techniques.
Washington D.C. is followed by Minneapolis-St. Paul and San Diego as places that encourage exercise.
Age a strong influencer; almost 50% 60 and older have the condition.
Equivalent health benefits were seen for active video games and laboratory-based exercise or field-based physical activity.
It is estimated that 30% to 60% of children with juvenile psoriasis develop plaque psoriasis, according to the researchers.
The heavier someone was, the greater their risk of bleeding while taking warfarin.
A significantly greater weight decrease was observed in patients assigned to receive vitamin D compared with patients who had no supplementation.
Of the 407 listed products, 53% did not meet the CDC's Interagency Working Group's nutrition recommendations.
Although overweight patients were more likely to develop heart disease, overweight patients, however, were less likely to die, compared with obese and normal-weight individuals.
Trading two minutes of sitting for two minutes of light-intensity activity each hour lowered the risk of premature death by 33%.
More than two dozen of metabolites were highly correlated with diet, and about half the molecules had not previously been linked to obesity risk.
Kids who watched more than one hour of television were more likely to be at unhealthy weights compared with those who watched less.
In general, adult patients gained more weight as the glycemic load in their diets rose.
The most effective intervention for reducing the features of metabolic syndrome is dietary carbohydrate restriction.
Weight losses were similar in all groups, but insulin sensitivity index values increased two-fold more in the calorie reduction and exercise group.
Women who thought smoking does help control weight did not significantly increase their attempts to quit in response to a price increase.
Only Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig had gone through studies showing that people not only lost weight but kept it off for at least a year.
From all 10 lifestyle intervention groups, the pooled within-group effect on weight (3,063 patients) was −5.33 kg.
Mindfulness-based stress reduction may benefit overweight and obese female patients.
Significantly fewer ED visits or hospitalizations for asthma exacerbation occurred within 12 months after bariatric surgery.
Both bariatric surgery and intensive weight management yielded similar improvements in HbA1c, weight loss and quality of life.
For every 30 minutes of lost weekday sleep, the risk of obesity and insulin resistance increased substantially.
The mean interval in waist-circumference change in patients who drank diet soda was triple that compared with patients who did not drink diet soda.
In a group of 1,000 obese women, 274 will be diagnosed with a body weight-linked cancer in their lifetime, compared with 194 women diagnosed in a group of 1,000 healthy weight women.