ObesityWeek

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

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Early bariatric surgery benefits adolescents with severe obesity

October 31, 2017
WASHINGTON — Adolescents with severe obesity should be referred to a program that can provide surgical management before BMI reaches 50…
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Bariatric surgery effective for remission of new-onset type 2 diabetes

October 31, 2017
WASHINGTON — Patients with class I and II obesity who underwent bariatric surgery as first-line treatment for type 2 diabetes saw an 89%…
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Obesity research making inroads among public, policy makers

October 31, 2017
WASHINGTON — This year saw great advancements in recognition of the importance of obesity research among the public and policy makers, said…
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Later school start times may lower risk for adolescent overweight, obesity

October 31, 2017
WASHINGTON — Inadequate sleep might contribute to excess weight gain in adolescents, but delaying school start times may alleviate the risk…
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VIDEO: Novel protein plus cold exposure promising for preventing obesity

October 31, 2017
WASHINGTON — In this video exclusive, Muthu Periasamy, PhD, professor in the cardiovascular metabolism program at Sanford Burnham Prebys…
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Magnets may play role in treating type 2 diabetes

October 31, 2017
WASHINGTON — Researchers are piloting a procedure that employs endoscopically placed intragastric magnets to remodel the small intestine. The…
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Obesity researcher wins lifetime achievement award

October 30, 2017
Eric Ravussin, PhD , director of the Nutrition and Obesity Research Center at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge…
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ObesityWeek to feature ‘bench-to-bedside’ continuum of care content

October 27, 2017
ObesityWeek 2017 will offer attendees a mix of the latest obesity sciences and treatment research, featuring experts addressing everything from…
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ObesityWeek symposium will feature talks on nutrition and metabolism

October 9, 2017
This year, ObesityWeek will feature a symposium on nutrition and metabolism highlighting very low-calorie diets, the history of bariatric surgery and…
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ObesityWeek to feature hundreds of scientific sessions

October 4, 2017
Researchers, policy makers and health care providers will gather in National Harbor, Maryland, this fall for the fifth annual ObesityWeek conference…