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Noninvasive brain stimulation affects eating habits, weight loss in adults with obesity

November 10, 2015
LOS ANGELES — Adults with obesity who underwent anodal transcranial direct current stimulation consumed fewer calories from soda and fat and…
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Weight loss, reversed comorbidities sustained 3 years after adolescent gastric bypass

November 10, 2015
LOS ANGELES — Adolescents who underwent bariatric surgery sustained clinically significant weight loss after 3 years, with many experiencing…
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Two gene variants influence cravings for high-calorie foods

November 9, 2015
LOS ANGELES — Two variants near the FTO and DRD2 genes are associated with the preference for high-calorie, energy-dense foods in adults…
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VIDEO: Researcher explores role of sex hormones in metabolic health of men transitioning to women

November 9, 2015
LOS ANGELES — Sex hormones are critically important to modulation of adipose tissue function, metabolism, insulin sensitivity and overall…
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VIDEO: Bariatric surgery not precluded by mental health concerns, fears of substance abuse

November 9, 2015
LOS ANGELES —Perceptions of how bariatric surgery relates to behavioral and mental health have changed dramatically in the past several years…
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VIDEO: Good start on a weight loss regimen leads to better weight maintenance in the long run

November 7, 2015
LOS ANGELES — The best predictor of long-term weight loss success is the amount of initial weight loss, with those who lose more weight early…
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Group medical visits improve metabolic outcomes, increase patient satisfaction

November 6, 2015
LOS ANGELES — Group medical visits can turn the tide for patients with obesity who struggle to lose weight, offering them the chance to focus…
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VIDEO: Intragastric balloon device can be a good choice for patients not ready for bariatric surgery

November 6, 2015
LOS ANGELES — An intragastric balloon device can intensify weight reduction therapies beyond behavioral modifications and pharmacotherapy…
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Lower body fat percentage, insulin level may enhance cognitive decision making

November 6, 2015
LOS ANGELES — Adults with a lower body fat percentage and lower 30-minute insulin levels performed better on a computerized gambling task after…
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Bariatric surgery appears safe for type 2 diabetes with mild obesity

November 5, 2015
LOS ANGELES — Bariatric surgery may be an acceptable option for patients with type 2 diabetes with overweight that does not reach BMI levels…