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Weight-management apps popular, but development by certified health organization unlikely

June 8, 2016
Mobile apps on weight management are widely available, but very few have been developed by a certified health organization or university, according…
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Procedure-free gastric balloon safe, effective for weight loss

June 7, 2016
A new procedure-free gastric balloon was found safe and effective for weight loss with results comparable to those observed with other balloon…
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Adult obesity rate increasing across Sweden

June 7, 2016
Across all age groups and levels of education, obesity rates are steadily rising in adults in Sweden, according to study findings presented at the…
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Toddlers with overweight eat more calories, not more often than normal-weight children

June 7, 2016
British toddlers with overweight consume about 11 calories more per meal vs. normal-weight children, but do not eat more frequently, according to…
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Sugar-sweetened beverages dominant source of free sugar for young children

June 6, 2016
Among young British children, 40% of daily free sugar intake comes from
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Obesity among Swedish boys shows decreasing trend

June 6, 2016
Among Swedish boys, childhood BMI and the prevalence of both overweight and obesity have stabilized after reaching their high point in 1991 and may…
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Large cost-savings possible with bariatric surgery in UK

June 6, 2016
The U.K. National Health Service could save approximately ₤95,000 per patient across a patient’s lifetime if those with obesity and type 2…
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Bariatric surgery reduces all-cause mortality in obesity

June 6, 2016
Patients with obesity who do not undergo bariatric surgery have a higher all-cause mortality rate than those who undergo bariatric surgery, according…
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Parental perception of weight status influences weight gain in children

June 6, 2016
Children who are perceived to be overweight by their parents are more likely to gain weight than children who are perceived to be of average weight…
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Increased BMI at age 13 years linked with colon cancer risk in adulthood

June 5, 2016
Risk for colon cancer among Danish adults increased with rising BMI at age 13 years, according to study findings presented at the European Obesity…