Obesity

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.

Childhood Obesity/Overweight Steadily Increased From 1999 to 2014

Childhood Obesity/Overweight Steadily Increased From 1999 to 2014

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If trends continue, about one-third of children and one-half of teens will be obese/overweight by 2030.

AAPA Launches Primary Care Obesity Management Certificate Program

AAPA Launches Primary Care Obesity Management Certificate Program

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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.

Obesity Treatment Education, Training Needed in PA Programs

Obesity Treatment Education, Training Needed in PA Programs

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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.

Prevalence of Obese, Allergic Asthma Phenotypes Examined in US Children

Prevalence of Obese, Allergic Asthma Phenotypes Examined in US Children

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.

Obesity Can Negatively Affect Liver in Children As Young As 8

Obesity Can Negatively Affect Liver in Children As Young As 8

Increased adiposity in childhood may negatively impact liver function in children as young as 8 years old.

BMI associated with hepatocellular carcinoma risk for patients with chronic hepatitis B virus

BMI associated with hepatocellular carcinoma risk for patients with chronic hepatitis B virus

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

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 associated with elevated CVD mortality, morbidity

Obesity associated with elevated CVD mortality, morbidity

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 associated with reduced chronic pain

Weight loss in obese individuals associated with reduced chronic pain

Weight loss in obese individuals may lead to reduced pain, affect, and somatic symptoms associated with chronic pain.

High fitness level associated with lower waist circumference, independent of BMI

High fitness level associated with lower waist circumference, independent of BMI

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The investigators studied the association between abdominal fat, inflammation, and fitness by measuring body weight, dimensions, and blood samples.

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