ObesityWeek

The latest news from ObesityWeek, with physician perspective, researcher interviews and clinician insight.

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Pharmacotherapy underutilized in treatment of pediatric obesity

November 14, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Pharmacotherapy is still not a universally accepted treatment strategy for pediatric obesity, according to survey data…
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With ‘bliss points’ and ‘mouth feel,’ food industry plays role in hedonic eating habits

November 14, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The growing obesity epidemic in the U.S. is helped along, in part, by a savvy food industry that uses a combination of…
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Genome studies set to transform advances in obesity research

November 14, 2018
Kari North, PhD, professor in the department of epidemiology and Carolina Center for Genome Sciences in the school of public health at the…
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Socioeconomic status associated with BMI, HbA1c in type 2 diabetes

November 13, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Adults with type 2 diabetes living in an economically depressed area are more likely to have a higher BMI and HbA1c compared…
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More screening for reproductive issues necessary in pediatric obesity

November 13, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — There is a lack of reported connection between pediatric obesity and reproductive issues, but more research and screening in…
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Obesity researcher pursues technology as future of treatment

November 13, 2018
Delia West, PhD, FTOS, professor in the department of exercise science in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina…
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Obesity drives risk for heart disease, requires collaboration

November 13, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Obesity “unquestionably” increases rates of coronary disease, heart failure, stroke, atrial fibrillation and…
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Early weight loss not always indicative of future success

November 13, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Weight-loss programs can provide significant benefits, particularly in avoiding weight regain, for those who are…
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Metabolic syndrome, CVD risk more prevalent in black adults with obesity

November 13, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Black adults are more likely to develop metabolic syndrome and, as a result, are at higher risk than white adults for…
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GLP-1 receptor agonists may be 'critical' weight-loss tool in severe pediatric obesity

November 12, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Adolescents with severe obesity who struggle with weight loss may derive the most benefits from a combination of intensive…