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Adolescents see improved mental health after bariatric surgery

August 3, 2015

Following bariatric surgery, most teens with severe obesity experience improved mental health; however, one in five continues to experience symptoms of depression, according to recent study findings published in Obesity.

“Most young people felt significantly better 2 years after surgery,” Kajsa Järvholm, a PhD student at Lund University in Sweden, said in a press release. “On average, they felt like most other adolescents, so their mental health had been normalized.”

Treat and Reduce Obesity Act gaining momentum

August 1, 2015
More than 100 members in the House of Representatives and 10 members of the Senate are supporting the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act, according to a press release from the…
In the Journals

Researchers find nearly 20% of non-obese Chinese adults have NAFLD

July 30, 2015
Researchers in Hong Kong found that one-fifth of the general Chinese population of non-obese individuals had nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, but were not at an…
Janet Liechty In the Journals

Low parental health literacy limits child’s weight-loss options

July 30, 2015
Parents who struggle to understand basic health nutrition information are less likely to turn to recommended weight-loss strategies for their children, including…
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4 Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4
Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

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

Obesity is associated with a wide range of comorbid conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and…
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Meeting News Coverage Video
VIDEO: Weight loss medications in conjunction with diet and exercise add favorable options for patients with obesity

VIDEO: Weight loss medications in conjunction with diet and exercise add favorable options for patients with obesity

May 15, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In this video exclusive, Caroline Apovian, MD, director of nutrition and weight management at…
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Obesity Consults

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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In the Journals

Adolescents see improved mental health after bariatric surgery

August 3, 2015
Following bariatric surgery, most teens with severe obesity experience improved mental health; however, one in five continues to experience symptoms…

Treat and Reduce Obesity Act gaining momentum

August 1, 2015
More than 100 members in the House of Representatives and 10 members of the Senate are supporting the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act, according to a…
In the Journals

Researchers find nearly 20% of non-obese Chinese adults have NAFLD

July 30, 2015
Researchers in Hong Kong found that one-fifth of the general Chinese population of non-obese individuals had nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, but…
Janet Liechty In the Journals

Low parental health literacy limits child’s weight-loss options

July 30, 2015
Parents who struggle to understand basic health nutrition information are less likely to turn to recommended weight-loss strategies for their…
In the Journals

Weight loss from lifestyle changes associated with improved NASH

July 29, 2015
Weight loss after changes to diet and exercise routines among patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis was associated with an improvement in…
Lara Dugas, PhD, MPH In the Journals

Childhood obesity increases during summer break

July 29, 2015
Obesity in children is likely to spike during the summer months, according to a recent press release. “The problem is appears to be greater in…
FDA approvals

FDA: Balloon device for obesity treatment recently approved

July 29, 2015
The FDA recently approved the ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System, a new balloon device to treat obesity without invasive surgery in adults…
In the Journals

NASH found to decrease after bariatric surgery

July 28, 2015
Researchers in France found that the rate of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis decreased 1 year after bariatric surgery among patients with the disease…
Johan Eriksson In the Journals

Childhood BMI, length at birth affect risk for type 2 diabetes

July 28, 2015
Adults with a low BMI at birth but high childhood BMI have increased odds of developing type 2 diabetes, as do adults with both a low BMI and short…

Body Weight Planner added to SuperTracker for achieving, maintaining healthy weight

July 25, 2015
The NIH’s Body Weight Planner has been added to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s SuperTracker online tool to help people achieve and…
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