Obesity News Archive
Women more likely to think surgery is needed for health, less likely to consider it 'easy way out'.
Gauging weight history in clinical practice may help identify patients at risk for weight-related mortality.
A 12-month intensive lifestyle intervention including an energy-restricted Mediterranean diet, increased physical activity, and behavioral support for overweight/obese patients was found to be beneficial in decreasing adiposity and cardiovascular events.
Individuals with chronic spinal pain, particularly those who are overweight or obese, may be less likely to recover from this condition if both their parents also have chronic spinal pain.
A 12-month interdisciplinary lifestyle intervention program for prediabetic and obese patients was found to significantly reduce the risk for development of diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
In men, overweight and even higher normal weight tied to increased risk.
Findings among Medicaid, state employee health insurance programs in 2009 to 2017.
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans provides recommendations for physical activity that have the potential to reduce the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia, and several cancers.
About 1 in 3 adults with prediabetes has arthritis, and half of those with both conditions are physically inactive and/or obese.
Prescription of antibiotics and acid-suppressing medications in early childhood is associated with an increased risk for obesity.
Gastric banding and metformin resulted in similar improvements in insulin sensitivity in moderately obese adults with impaired glucose tolerance or mild T2D over a 2-year period.
Early-onset asthma and wheezing may contribute to an increased risk of developing obesity later in childhood.
Greater weight gain in early childhood often carries over to overweight and obesity in adolescence.
Women with ovarian or endometrial cancer who adhere to a ketogenic diet may benefit from a selective loss of fat mass and a reduction in fasting serum insulin, while still retaining lean mass.
Increased weight loss vs placebo with no rise in rate of extended major cardiovascular events.
But weight loss no different for online, in-person DPP for obese/overweight veterans with prediabetes.
Findings among diverse population of overweight, obese women.
The USPSTF recommends that clinicians refer adults with a body mass index of 30 or higher to intensive, multicompetent behavioral interventions.
Obese women have significantly higher bacterial biomass of lower diversity at the incision site.
American Heart Association science advisory recommends healthy eating patterns instead.
Increasing screen trends may have negative cardiometabolic impact; panel calls for more research.
The insulin sensitivity in post- and premenopausal women along with lipid deposition in the liver and skeletal muscle was examined.
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.