ObesityWeek

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

Meeting News

Time-restricted eating may yield moderate weight loss in obesity

November 2, 2017
WASHINGTON — Eating only during an 8-hour window for 3 months resulted in a 2.6% weight loss in adults with obesity; however, no effects were…
Meeting News

Overweight toddlers may have lower childhood IQ

November 2, 2017
WASHINGTON — Children who had overweight at age 1 to 2 years had lower IQ and other cognition scores at age 5 to 8 years compared with children…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: ‘Quantum leaps’ being made in study of genetics of obesity

November 2, 2017
WASHINGTON — In this video exclusive, Claude Bouchard, PhD, professor and director of the human genomics laboratory at Pennington Biomedical…
Meeting News

Early-life intervention can prevent childhood overweight, obesity

November 2, 2017
WASHINGTON — An intervention delivered through primary care offices providing nutrition education and parenting support beginning in a…
Meeting News

Metabolic adaptation to weight loss may be overestimated

November 1, 2017
WASHINGTON — Adults who lose a considerable amount of body weight may not experience a decline in metabolic rate that makes it difficult to…
Meeting News

Early weight loss predicts later, longer-term weight loss in children

November 1, 2017
WASHINGTON — Children participating in a weight-management program who experience a decrease in BMI at 1 month are more likely to experience…
Meeting News

Lorcaserin, placebo equally effective for long-term weight maintenance

November 1, 2017
WASHINGTON — The addition of lorcaserin, to a behavioral intervention aimed at helping adults maintain weight loss was significantly more…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Short-term cognitive behavioral therapy may reduce BMI in girls with overweight, moderate depression

November 1, 2017
WASHINGTON — Cognitive behavioral therapy over 6 weeks may decrease depressive symptoms and, in turn, reduce BMI, fat gain and insulin…
Meeting News

Before-school physical activity program may reduce overweight, obesity risk

November 1, 2017
WASHINGTON — Children who participated in a 1-hour physical activity program before school had improved BMI and reduced risk for overweight or…
Meeting News

Stem cells provide exciting mechanistic, therapeutic options for obesity-related diseases

November 1, 2017
WASHINGTON — Human stem cell-derived somatic and brain cells can provide insights into the mechanistic pathways of obesity and could lead to…