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Health status similar for parents, children with type 2 diabetes

March 31, 2015

Children with type 2 diabetes had worse glycemic and blood pressure control and higher BMI when their parents had diabetes, hypertension and obesity, according to research published in Diabetes Care.

“Most striking is the very early relationship between parental diabetes status and youth glycemic control,” the researchers wrote.

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Motivational interviewing linked to reductions in childhood BMI

March 31, 2015
Significant reductions in children’s BMI were achieved with motivational interviewing delivered by primary care providers and registered dietitians to parents…
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Researcher looks at relationship between atopic dermatitis, obesity and cardiovascular disease

March 30, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — In this video, Jonathan I. Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH, discusses studies examining cardiovascular risk in atopic dermatitis that he reviewed at the…
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Higher TSH levels linked to unfavorable lipid levels in children, adolescents

March 30, 2015
In children and adolescents, higher levels of thyroid stimulating hormone are associated with less favorable lipid profiles, according to recent findings. Natalie B. V
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Canadian pediatric obesity guidelines recommend lifestyle changes, discourage drugs or surgery

March 30, 2015
In its first update in 20 years to obesity guidelines specifically for children, the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care advises routine monitoring of…
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Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners in Weight Management: What Do You Need to Know?

This activity is supported by an educational grant from the American Beverage Association.

The use of low- and no-calorie sweeteners continues to grow as consumers continue to purchase foods and beverages…
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'The time has come' for individualized treatment for obese, overweight patients

March 24, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Michael Camilleri, MD, AGAF, from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., discusses his presentation…
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 2 Obesity Forum 2014 Highlights

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 2
Obesity Forum 2014 Highlights

This activity is supported by educational grants from Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., US Region and Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc; Eisai, Inc.; Novo Nordisk; Vivus, Inc.

Management of obesity is complex, factoring in psychological, environmental, and physiologic causes. Treatment options…
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