Weight Loss

Greater Weight Loss With Gastric Bypass Than Other Bariatric Surgery

Greater Weight Loss With Gastric Bypass Than Other Bariatric Surgery

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is associated with greater weight loss at 1, 3, and 5 years than sleeve gastrectomy or adjustable gastric banding.

Weight Loss May Predict Cancer Diagnosis in Primary Care

Weight Loss May Predict Cancer Diagnosis in Primary Care

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Weight loss may indicate a cancer diagnosis in patients presenting in primary care, specifically when weight loss correlates to another cancer-related clinical feature.

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.

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.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Asthma: Gaining Control by Losing Weight

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Asthma: Gaining Control by Losing Weight

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Poor control of asthma and obstructive sleep apnea can feed off one another, according to Michelle Zeidler, MD, pulmonologist at the University of California, Los Angeles, and director of the UCLA Sleep Fellowship Program.

Infant Omega-3 Supplementation Tied to Decreased Waist Size

Infant Omega-3 Supplementation Tied to Decreased Waist Size

At age 5 years, decreased waist circumference in both sexes, reduced insulin concentrations in boys

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.

Gastric bypass vs sleeve gastrectomy in morbidly obese patients

Gastric bypass vs sleeve gastrectomy in morbidly obese patients

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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.

Mediterranean, DASH diets ranked first in Best Diets Rankings

Mediterranean, DASH diets ranked first in Best Diets Rankings

More than 40 diet plans across 9 categories have been ranked to help those dieting achieve healthier lifestyles in U.S News & World Report.

FDA approves novel obesity treatment device

FDA approves novel obesity treatment device

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The AspireAssist device has been approved for treatment of obese patients with a BMI of 35 to 55.

New guidelines support use of metabolic surgery as standard treatment option for type 2 diabetes, obesity

New guidelines support use of metabolic surgery as standard treatment option for type 2 diabetes, obesity

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A panel of experts has recommended that metabolic surgery be included as a treatment option for patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity.

Obese heart failure patients may benefit from bariatric surgery

Obese heart failure patients may benefit from bariatric surgery

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Patients who were obese and underwent bariatric surgery saw a significant reduction in heart failure-related exacerbation events.

Increasing weight loss linked to mild cognitive impairment in older adults

Increasing weight loss linked to mild cognitive impairment in older adults

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People who lose greater amounts of weight per decade later in life have an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment.

Updated dietary guidelines focus on healthy eating patterns, disease prevention

Updated dietary guidelines focus on healthy eating patterns, disease prevention

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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

Gastric bypass surgery improves patient well-being, though symptom prevalence, hospitalization rate high afterward

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About 90% of patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery experience 1 or more related symptoms afterward.

Achieving sustained weight loss in an obese patient

Achieving sustained weight loss in an obese patient

After steadily gaining weight for 10 years, an obese patient seeks help in achieving sustained, long-term weight loss.

Low-fat diets do not increase long-term weight loss

Low-fat diets do not increase long-term weight loss

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Compared with other dietary interventions, low-fat diets are not more effective for long-term weight loss.

Patients may have increased suicide risk after bariatric surgery

Patients may have increased suicide risk after bariatric surgery

Changes in alcohol metabolism, substituting substances for food, and hormone changes may increase the risk for suicide after bariatric surgery.

Management of the healthy, post Roux-en-Y gastric bypass patient

Management of the healthy, post Roux-en-Y gastric bypass patient

A patient visits her primary care physician for a two-year follow-up after a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery to check for complications.

GLP-1 receptor agonist for chronic weight management

GLP-1 receptor agonist for chronic weight management

Saxenda is adjunct to reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management.

Clinicians' helpfulness can improve weight loss

Clinicians' helpfulness can improve weight loss

Obese patients who rated their clinicians as very helpful lost more weight than those who gave them low ratings.

More sleep can help your waistline

More sleep can help your waistline

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Encouraging patients to get more sleep each night may help them lose weight.

Cholinesterase inhibitors may lead to weight loss in elderly adults with dementia

Cholinesterase inhibitors may lead to weight loss in elderly adults with dementia

Older adults with dementia who took cholinesterase inhibitors had an increased risk of weight loss.

Liraglutide linked to significant body weight reduction

Liraglutide linked to significant body weight reduction

With lifestyle counseling, 3mg of liraglutide helped 63% of participants lose at least 5% body weight.

Psoriasis drug may also aid weight loss

Psoriasis drug may also aid weight loss

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Nearly 20% of patients lost more than 5% of their baseline weight by 52 weeks or less when assigned to receive apremilast.

Diet plan choice may limit weight loss effectiveness

Diet plan choice may limit weight loss effectiveness

Those who had a choice lost slightly less weight compared with patients who had no choice.

Increases in glycemic load tied to long-term weight gain

Increases in glycemic load tied to long-term weight gain

In general, adult patients gained more weight as the glycemic load in their diets rose.

Exercise with calorie reduction benefits glucoregulation

Exercise with calorie reduction benefits glucoregulation

Weight losses were similar in all groups, but insulin sensitivity index values increased two-fold more in the calorie reduction and exercise group.

Weight concerns may keep females from quitting smoking

Weight concerns may keep females from quitting smoking

Women who thought smoking does help control weight did not significantly increase their attempts to quit in response to a price increase.

Lifestyle interventions for diabetes yield modest weight loss results

Lifestyle interventions for diabetes yield modest weight loss results

From all 10 lifestyle intervention groups, the pooled within-group effect on weight (3,063 patients) was −5.33 kg.

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