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Short sleep duration may increase obesity risk in children

June 23, 2016

Children and adolescents who are considered short sleepers are twice as likely to develop overweight or obesity vs. those who sleep for a longer duration, according to a recent meta-analysis.

“Some epidemiologic studies have observed associations of either short or long sleep duration with obesity, and the relationship between duration of sleep and obesity is U-shaped among adults,” Yanhui Wu, of Yinzhou Hospital and the Medical School of Ningbo University in China, and colleagues wrote. “However, the results of longitudinal associations between sleep duration and obesity were conflicting. Meta-analysis might help to resolve this inconsistency.”

Mass General, Seres partner in microbiome research for obesity, metabolic syndrome therapies

June 23, 2016
Massachusetts General Hospital of the Harvard Medical School and Seres Therapeutics have partnered in a research effort to identify microbiome therapeutics for obesity…
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Obesity, type 2 diabetes may increase cirrhosis burden in UK more than alcohol

June 23, 2016
Researchers identified obesity and type 2 diabetes as risk factors for chronic liver disease — more so than excessive alcohol use — among a population of…
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Obesity prevalence increases among adolescents decreases or levels in younger children

June 21, 2016
Recent research in JAMA showed that during the last 3 decades the prevalence of obesity increased among adolescents, while recent trends indicated a decrease among…
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Managing Obesity in 2015: Setting the Framework and Assessing All of the Options

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk.

This CME activity is based on the slides and lectures presented by the faculty at the symposium, Managing Obesity in…
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VIDEO: Weight loss tips from the experts — Fitness apps are tools, not the solution for weight loss

December 3, 2015
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Obesity Consults® ObesityForum® 2015 Highlights

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Obesity has increased dramatically in the past 20 years and is considered a health care epidemic in the United States…
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In the Journals

Short sleep duration may increase obesity risk in children

June 23, 2016
Children and adolescents who are considered short sleepers are twice as likely to develop overweight or obesity vs. those who sleep for a longer…

Mass General, Seres partner in microbiome research for obesity, metabolic syndrome therapies

June 23, 2016
Massachusetts General Hospital of the Harvard Medical School and Seres Therapeutics have partnered in a research effort to identify microbiome…

Meeting News Coverage

Obesity, type 2 diabetes may increase cirrhosis burden in UK more than alcohol

June 23, 2016
Researchers identified obesity and type 2 diabetes as risk factors for chronic liver disease — more so than excessive alcohol use — among…

In the Journals

Obesity prevalence increases among adolescents decreases or levels in younger children

June 21, 2016
Recent research in JAMA showed that during the last 3 decades the prevalence of obesity increased among adolescents, while recent trends indicated a…

In the Journals

Altered resting-state brain activity observed in women with obesity

June 20, 2016
Regions of the brain involved in food processing are more active in women with obesity vs. normal-weight women, independent of food intake, according…

In the Journals

Overweight adolescents at increased risk for liver disease in adulthood

June 16, 2016
Swedish male adolescents who were overweight had an increased risk for developing severe liver disease — such as cirrhosis — later in…

FDA News

FDA approves minimally invasive AspireAssist weight loss device

June 15, 2016
The FDA has approved a minimally invasive alternative to weight loss surgery for individuals with moderate-to-severe obesity, which entails an…

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RYGB decreases weight, HbA1c more than medical intervention

June 14, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — Compared with an intensive diabetes and medical weight management intervention, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass results in greater…

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Diabetes remission more likely with RYGB than intervention

June 14, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — Over 2 years, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass was associated with greater benefits in diabetes remission and improvement of…

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VIDEO: Incisionless anastomosis system improves diabetes, reduces weight

June 13, 2016
SAN DIEGO — In this exclusive video from DDW 2016, Marvin Ryou, MD, from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, discusses…

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