Obesity

Prevalence of Metabolically Healthy Adults in US Very Low

Prevalence of Metabolically Healthy Adults in US Very Low

Fewer than a third of normal-weight adults, 8% of overweight adults are metabolically healthy.

Negative Attitudes Reported Toward Weight-Loss Surgery

Negative Attitudes Reported Toward Weight-Loss Surgery

Women more likely to think surgery is needed for health, less likely to consider it 'easy way out'.

Measures of Maximum BMI, Weight History Linked to All-Cause Mortality

Measures of Maximum BMI, Weight History Linked to All-Cause Mortality

Gauging weight history in clinical practice may help identify patients at risk for weight-related mortality.

Mediterranean Diet, Physical Activity Effective for Weight Loss, Decreased Cardiovascular Events

Mediterranean Diet, Physical Activity Effective for Weight Loss, Decreased Cardiovascular Events

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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.

Obesity Medicine: Time for a Paradigm Shift?

Obesity Medicine: Time for a Paradigm Shift?

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Overweight patients often experience bias from the medical community, which may prevent them from seeking medical attention, even when it's necessary.

Parental Chronic Spinal Pain May Affect Prognosis in Adult Offspring

Parental Chronic Spinal Pain May Affect Prognosis in Adult Offspring

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.

Lifestyle Intervention Program Reduces Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome Risk

Lifestyle Intervention Program Reduces Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome Risk

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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.

Ketogenic Diet for the Management of T2D and Associated Long-Term Complications

Ketogenic Diet for the Management of T2D and Associated Long-Term Complications

With obesity reaching epidemic proportions, and its known association with many metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension, and atherosclerosis, it is worthwhile to look at nutritional approaches to managing these chronic conditions.

Insurance Coverage for Adult Obesity Care Increasing

Insurance Coverage for Adult Obesity Care Increasing

Findings among Medicaid, state employee health insurance programs in 2009 to 2017.

Obesity as a Teen Ups Risk for Later Pancreatic Cancer

Obesity as a Teen Ups Risk for Later Pancreatic Cancer

In men, overweight and even higher normal weight tied to increased risk.

Guidelines for Physical Activity in America

Guidelines for Physical Activity in America

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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.

CDC: About 1 in 3 Adults With Prediabetes Has Arthritis

CDC: About 1 in 3 Adults With Prediabetes Has Arthritis

About 1 in 3 adults with prediabetes has arthritis, and half of those with both conditions are physically inactive and/or obese.

Effect of Artificial Sweeteners on Obesity Risk in Children

Effect of Artificial Sweeteners on Obesity Risk in Children

As new research indicates that long-term use of artificial sweeteners may increase body mass index, a literature search was performed to assess the effect of artificially sweetened beverages on weight gain in the pediatric population.

Antibiotics, Acid Suppressants in Infancy May Up Obesity Risk

Antibiotics, Acid Suppressants in Infancy May Up Obesity Risk

Prescription of antibiotics and acid-suppressing medications in early childhood is associated with an increased risk for obesity.

Gastric Banding vs Metformin for Improved Insulin Sensitivity in Mild T2D

Gastric Banding vs Metformin for Improved Insulin Sensitivity in Mild T2D

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.

Asthma May Increase Obesity Risk Later in Childhood

Asthma May Increase Obesity Risk Later in Childhood

Early-onset asthma and wheezing may contribute to an increased risk of developing obesity later in childhood.

Childhood Obesity Persists Into Adolescence

Childhood Obesity Persists Into Adolescence

Greater weight gain in early childhood often carries over to overweight and obesity in adolescence.

Ketogenic Diet May Benefit Ovarian, Endometrial Cancer Patients

Ketogenic Diet May Benefit Ovarian, Endometrial Cancer Patients

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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.

Participation Up With Online Diabetes Prevention Program

Participation Up With Online Diabetes Prevention Program

But weight loss no different for online, in-person DPP for obese/overweight veterans with prediabetes.

Lorcaserin Facilitates Weight Loss in Overweight, Obese

Lorcaserin Facilitates Weight Loss in Overweight, Obese

Increased weight loss vs placebo with no rise in rate of extended major cardiovascular events.

Lifestyle Interventions Cut Excess Gestational Weight Gain

Lifestyle Interventions Cut Excess Gestational Weight Gain

Findings among diverse population of overweight, obese women.

Behavioral Weight Loss Interventions May Prevent Obesity

Behavioral Weight Loss Interventions May Prevent Obesity

The USPSTF recommends that clinicians refer adults with a body mass index of 30 or higher to intensive, multicompetent behavioral interventions.

Skin Microbiota Differ for Obese, Non-Obese Undergoing C-Section

Skin Microbiota Differ for Obese, Non-Obese Undergoing C-Section

Obese women have significantly higher bacterial biomass of lower diversity at the incision site.

AHA: A Diverse Diet May Not Promote a Healthy Weight

AHA: A Diverse Diet May Not Promote a Healthy Weight

American Heart Association science advisory recommends healthy eating patterns instead.

American Heart Association Urges Screen Time Limits for Youth

American Heart Association Urges Screen Time Limits for Youth

Increasing screen trends may have negative cardiometabolic impact; panel calls for more research.

Ectopic Lipid Deposition and Insulin Resistance Higher in Postmenopausal Women

Ectopic Lipid Deposition and Insulin Resistance Higher in Postmenopausal Women

The insulin sensitivity in post- and premenopausal women along with lipid deposition in the liver and skeletal muscle was examined.

WIC Program Enrollment Linked to Declining Pediatric Obesity

WIC Program Enrollment Linked to Declining Pediatric Obesity

Childhood obesity continues to be a public health issue that requires improved policies and interventions at both the individual and population level.

Higher Visceral Fat Ratio Seen With Recurring Urolithiasis

Higher Visceral Fat Ratio Seen With Recurring Urolithiasis

No differences seen with other fat volume measures between recurring, first-time stones.

AMA Adopts Policy to Cut Sugar Sweetened Drink Consumption

AMA Adopts Policy to Cut Sugar Sweetened Drink Consumption

Policy supports evidence-based strategies such as excise taxes, adding warning labels

Weight Loss Linked to Reversal of Atrial Fibrillation Progression

Weight Loss Linked to Reversal of Atrial Fibrillation Progression

Increased weight loss with risk factor management associated with greater atrial fibrillation freedom.

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