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Preventable risk factors related to half of CV deaths in US adults

June 30, 2015

Preventable risk factors accounted for half of CV deaths in U.S. adults aged 45 to 79 years from 2009 to 2010, according to an analysis published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Researchers determined that approximately half of CV deaths could be prevented if five major risk factors — high cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, obesity and smoking — were eliminated. In addition, if all states achieved the risk-factor levels of the best-performing states, slightly less than 10% of CV deaths could be prevented, the researchers concluded.

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Combined weight loss, vitamin D reduces inflammation in cancer

June 30, 2015
Weight loss combined with vitamin D supplementation has a greater effect on reducing chronic inflammation than weight loss alone in postmenopausal women, according to…
Paul Burghardt In the Journals

Obesity, weight loss impacts opioid receptor activity in men

June 29, 2015
Central opioid receptors that regulate reward and emotion in the brains of men with chronic obesity react to hunger and feeding differently than receptors in the brains…
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A. muciniphila linked to better metabolic health in overweight/obese individuals

June 26, 2015
The gut microbe Akkermansia muciniphila, a mucin-degrading bacterium, was associated with improved metabolic health and clinical outcomes after calorie restriction in…
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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.

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

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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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Preventable risk factors related to half of CV deaths in US adults

June 30, 2015
Preventable risk factors accounted for half of CV deaths in U.S. adults aged 45 to 79 years from 2009 to 2010, according to an analysis published in…
Catherine Duggan In the Journals

Combined weight loss, vitamin D reduces inflammation in cancer

June 30, 2015
Weight loss combined with vitamin D supplementation has a greater effect on reducing chronic inflammation than weight loss alone in postmenopausal…
Paul Burghardt In the Journals

Obesity, weight loss impacts opioid receptor activity in men

June 29, 2015
Central opioid receptors that regulate reward and emotion in the brains of men with chronic obesity react to hunger and feeding differently than…
In the Journals

A. muciniphila linked to better metabolic health in overweight/obese individuals

June 26, 2015
The gut microbe Akkermansia muciniphila, a mucin-degrading bacterium, was associated with improved metabolic health and clinical outcomes after…
Dan Ziegler In the Journals

Low-energy diets result in weight loss, declines in heart rate

June 25, 2015
Low-energy diets, which differed in fiber, red meat and coffee intake, produced similar weight loss results, declines in heart rate and changes in…
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Age, obesity and diabetes increase costs for anterior cervical fusion

June 24, 2015
Several patient comorbidities were predictive of increased hospital costs during an anterior cervical fusion surgery, according to a recently…
Louis Aronne In the Journals

Protein, carbohydrate intake order affects glucose, insulin levels

June 23, 2015
Patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes who eat protein before carbohydrates have lower postprandial glucose and insulin levels, according to…
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Mild hyperglycemia during pregnancy no risk factor for obesity in offspring

June 22, 2015
A higher maternal fasting plasma glucose concentration in pregnant women — short of overt diabetes — is not a risk factor for obesity in…
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Increase in overweight, obese population over past 20 years

June 22, 2015
The prevalence of obese and overweight adults has increased significantly since 1994, according to recently published data in JAMA Internal
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GLP-1 receptor agonists prevent bone loss associated with weight reduction

June 19, 2015
Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists such as Saxenda can prevent bone loss that is often tied to major weight loss, potentially reducing the…
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