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Addition of parent BMI increases prediction of eligibility for bariatric surgery

August 31, 2015

Eligibility for bariatric surgery in adulthood may be predicted using a combination of a child’s and parent’s BMI at baseline assessment, according to recent study findings published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

According to the researchers, the findings highlight the importance of including parental BMI when evaluating childhood obesity.

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Changes in brain connectivity associated with food cravings

August 31, 2015
Obese individuals may be ‘hard-wired’ to crave specific food items, according to data recently presented at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology…
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Drinking water before meals may increase weight loss

August 31, 2015
Drinking about 1 pt of water three times daily before meals may lead to moderate weight loss in adults, according to research in Obesity.Researchers attempted to modify…
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Non-albuminuric CKD increases CV, all-cause mortality risk in adults with type 1 diabetes

August 31, 2015
Adults with type 1 diabetes and non-albuminuric chronic kidney disease have an increased risk for both cardiovascular events and all-cause death, but no increased risk…
‘Healthy Happy Meal’ bills could reduce children’s fat, sodium, caloric intake In the Journals

‘Healthy Happy Meal’ bills could reduce children’s fat, sodium, caloric intake

August 31, 2015
A proposed NYC bill could reduce calories, sodium and calories from fat in children’s combination meals at fast food restaurant chains, according to recently…
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Assessing Cornerstones for Successful Weight Loss

Assessing Cornerstones for Successful Weight Loss: Building a Foundation that Really Works

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., US Region and Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc.

Obesity has increased dramatically in the past 2 decades and is now considered a health care epidemic in the United…
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VIDEO: Chef integrates food and medicine in promotion of cardiometabolic health

VIDEO: Chef integrates food and medicine in promotion of cardiometabolic health

August 10, 2015
NEW ORLEANS — Chef Leah Sarris, program director at the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane…
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Obesity Consults

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 5
Practical Guide to Medications Approved for Chronic Weight Management

This activity is supported by educational grants from Eisai, Inc. and Vivus, Inc.

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