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Brains of adolescents with obesity highly reactive to food commercials

May 30, 2015

The brains of adolescents with overweight are disproportionately stimulated by TV food commercials, which may simulate unhealthy eating habits, according to recent findings.

The researchers used functional MRI to examine brain responses to 2 dozen fast food commercials as well as non-food commercials in adolescents with overweight and healthy-weight adolescents aged 12 to 16 years.

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CV risk decreases with physical activity in type 1 diabetes

May 29, 2015
Recent study findings published in Diabetes Care revealed that cardiovascular risk, glycemic control and diabetes-related comorbidities were all improved with physical…
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Beliefs, family play role in diabetes management of South Asians in UK

May 29, 2015
Clinicians treating South Asian adults with diabetes must account for their family support system and cultural beliefs, both of which may influence the way patients…
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TSH levels reveal stronger effect on cholesterol with increasing age

May 29, 2015
Thyroid-stimulating hormone levels appear to have a stronger effect on total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol in older adults compared with younger adults, according to…
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Estradiol withdrawal may induce recurrent perimenopausal depression

May 29, 2015
Changes in ovarian estradiol secretion may lead to abnormal behavior among postmenopausal women with past perimenopausal depression who previously received hormone…
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 2 Obesity Forum 2014 Highlights

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 2
Obesity Forum 2014 Highlights

This activity is supported by educational grants from Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., US Region and Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc; Eisai, Inc.; Novo Nordisk; Vivus, Inc.

Management of obesity is complex, factoring in psychological, environmental, and physiologic causes. Treatment options…
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In this video exclusive, Mark Molitch, MD, discusses a number of new developments in…
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 5
Practical Guide to Medications Approved for Chronic Weight Management

Several pharmacologic options for the management of obesity have been approved by the US FDA, giving clinicians a range…
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