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Liraglutide improves weight, HbA1c in overweight/obese adults with type 2 diabetes

March 5, 2015

SAN DIEGO — More patients with overweight and obesity achieved clinically meaningful weight loss with liraglutide 3 mg and 1.8 mg compared with placebo, according to research presented here.

Patients who responded to liraglutide (Saxenda, Victoza; Novo Nordisk) achieved a total weight loss of approximately 10% and greater improvements in HbA1c, suggesting an additional treatment benefit, with the rates of adverse events similar at both doses.

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Summer daylight exposure linked to growth in GH-deficient children

March 5, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Genes modulating growth and summer daylight exposure are subject to a complex gene–environment interaction in response to recombinant human…
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Subclinical thyroid disease increased mortality risk in older adults

March 5, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Risk for mortality in older adults increased with diagnoses of subclinical hypothyroidism or subclinical hyperthyroidism, according to study findings…
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Estimated cost burden of EDC exposure 'staggering' in EU, translates to US

March 5, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals could cost the European Union as much as €157 billion, or $209 billion, per year in health care…
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Intestinal gases after bariatric surgery may predict less weight loss

March 5, 2015
SAN DIEGO — After bariatric surgery, patients with gastrointestinal methanogen colonization — assessed by measuring methane and hydrogen in the breath…
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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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Autologous islet cell transplantation effective for chronic pancreatitis

December 3, 2014
In this video exclusive, Betul Hatipoglu, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine of the Endocrinology &…
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Assessing Cornerstones for Successful Weight Loss

Assessing Cornerstones for Successful Weight Loss: Building a Foundation that Really Works

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., US Region and Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc.

Obesity has increased dramatically in the past 2 decades and is now considered a health care epidemic in the United…
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