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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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Arsenic exposure linked to early puberty, obesity

August 29, 2015
Exposure to low levels of arsenic through drinking water in utero resulted in signs of early puberty and obesity as adults in female mice, according to recent findings…
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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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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: Volume 2, Number 3

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 3
Biology and Behavior

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

Obesity is a complex, multifactorial disease. Understanding how psychology, genetics, biology and neurobiology…
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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…
Meeting News Coverage

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…
In the Journals

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…
In the Journals

Arsenic exposure linked to early puberty, obesity

August 29, 2015
Exposure to low levels of arsenic through drinking water in utero resulted in signs of early puberty and obesity as adults in female mice, according…
In the Journals

Top 5 online obesity stories

August 28, 2015
Endocrine Today has compiled a list of the top five obesity stories posted in the last month.Healio.com/Endocrinology readers were interested in…
In the Journals

Asthma, obesity impact physical activity in adolescents

August 27, 2015
Adolescents with asthma demonstrated less physical activity than those without asthma, according to study results.Sex also appeared to effect…
In the Journals

Parent, teen weight status impacts feeding habits imposed by parents

August 27, 2015
Nonoverweight adolescents with nonoverweight parents endure more pressure to eat, whereas adolescents who are overweight with parents who are…
In the Journals

High BMI associated with lower IQ scores in children

August 26, 2015
A higher body mass index in preschool-aged children is associated with lower IQ scores, though certain socioeconomic factors can mitigate that link…
In the Journals

Obesity in early adulthood increases risk for HCC

August 26, 2015
In a new study, researchers found that people who were obese in early adulthood had an increased risk for developing hepatocellular carcinoma later…
In the Journals

Obesity among children, adolescents more prevalent in U.S. than Canada

August 26, 2015
Compared with Canada, the prevalence of childhood obesity in the United States is higher, with the difference more pronounced among girls than boys…
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