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Canadian Obesity Network calls for media to consider how obesity is portrayed

March 26, 2017

The Canadian Obesity Network and partner Novo Nordisk are requesting a reexamination of how people with obesity are characterized in the media. Specifically, the partnership wants to see media outlets utilize more respectful, non-biased images and descriptions.

A recent survey found 86% of Canadians believe that lifestyle choices concerning diet and physical activity are the leading cause of obesity; 55% also said that they thought people living with obesity did not have self-discipline, according to a press release from the organization.

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Exercise benefits outweigh negative effect of overweight, obesity on CVD risk

March 24, 2017
The benefits of physical activity on CVD may outweigh the negative impact of overweight and obesity in middle-aged and older adults, according to published data. …
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Bone loss, bone strength deterioration observed after RYGB

March 20, 2017
Despite weight stabilization and an improvement in metabolic parameters, patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery experienced bone loss and a decline in bone…
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GIs Need to Find Their Seat at the Obesity Treatment Table

Healio Gastroenterology, March 2017
Edward V. Loftus Jr., MD, AGAF, FACG, FACP
Obesity is reaching epidemic proportions both in the United States and worldwide, and its treatment is well within gastroenterologists’ area of expertise, so we…
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Practical Lipidology®: Volume 3, Number 1

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Practical Lipidology®: Volume 3, Number 2

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Amgen

The reduction of low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) is recognized as the primary strategy for decreasing…
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Canadian Obesity Network calls for media to consider how obesity is portrayed

March 26, 2017
The Canadian Obesity Network and partner Novo Nordisk are requesting a reexamination of how people with obesity are characterized in the media…

In the Journals

Exercise benefits outweigh negative effect of overweight, obesity on CVD risk

March 24, 2017
The benefits of physical activity on CVD may outweigh the negative impact of overweight and obesity in middle-aged and older adults, according to…

In the Journals Plus

Bone loss, bone strength deterioration observed after RYGB

March 20, 2017
Despite weight stabilization and an improvement in metabolic parameters, patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery experienced bone loss…

Editorial

GIs Need to Find Their Seat at the Obesity Treatment Table

Healio Gastroenterology, March 2017
Edward V. Loftus Jr., MD, AGAF, FACG, FACP
Obesity is reaching epidemic proportions both in the United States and worldwide, and its treatment is well within gastroenterologists’ area of…

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Gastroenterologists Emerge as Key Players in Obesity Management

Healio Gastroenterology, March 2017
Gastroenterologists have not traditionally focused on the treatment of obesity, but times are changing. With obesity prevalence on the rise, an…

Worm gene provides potential obesity treatment

March 19, 2017
Researchers have discovered a gene present in worms that triggers a feeling of fullness, which could be used in the treatment of obesity, according…

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Burden of childhood obesity shifting to poorer families in Mexico

March 17, 2017
The prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity in Mexico is among the highest in the world, with the burden of obesity shifting from wealthier…

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Dual-therapy canagliflozin, phentermine reduces body weight in adults without diabetes

March 16, 2017
In adults with overweight or obesity but without diabetes, coadministration of canagliflozin and phentermine conferred greater weight loss at 26…

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Overweight, obesity increase cardiometabolic risk factor prevalence

March 15, 2017
The prevalence of cardiometabolic risk factors differs across weight classes with risk increasing among adults with overweight or obesity, but the…

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Obesity increases ischemic heart disease risk

March 14, 2017
The risk for ischemic heart disease is increased in adults with obesity, even among those with no metabolic cardiovascular disease risk factors…

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