ObesityWeek

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

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Avoid judgement when making prediction of patient’s weight loss outcomes

November 2, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — Because clinicians are poor predictors of weight-loss outcomes after gastric banding, it is imperative that physicians take a…
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VIDEO: Genes play a major role in weight gain

November 2, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — In this video exclusive, ObesityWeek keynote speaker Sadaf Farooqi, PhD, FRCP, professor in the department of clinical…
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Weight loss in untreated spouses tied to interventions in partners

November 2, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — The effects of weight loss in adults randomly assigned to Weight Watchers or self-guided weight loss may have an impact on…
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Increased gene expression may predict weight gain

November 2, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — Weight gain may be predicted and energy expenditure may be lower with increased expression of the THNSL2 gene in human skeletal…
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Daily texting feedback effective for weight loss

November 2, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — Financial incentives for weight loss may not increase reductions; however, daily texting feedback may be effective. …
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Self-regulation interventions reduce weight gain in young adults

November 2, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — Weight gain was successfully reduced and maintained up to 2 years in young adults who participated in self-regulation…
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Body composition researcher honored at ObesityWeek

November 1, 2016
NEW ORLEANS Steven B. Heymsfield, MD, FTOS, executive director of Pennington Biomedical Research Center, was awarded the George A. Bray…
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ObesityWeek features interdisciplinary focus, cutting-edge science at annual meeting

November 1, 2016
ObesityWeek 2016 will offer attendees a mix of the latest obesity science and treatment research, featuring a roster of world-renowned experts…
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TOS infographic outlines potential causes, contributors for weight gain

November 14, 2015
LOS ANGELES — A new infographic prepared by The Obesity Society will provide a streamlined list of the latest research on the potential causes…
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Blogs, syndicated TV and how physicians can push back against misinformation

November 12, 2015
Physicians can no longer ignore, roll their eyes at, or brush off the medical and health misinformation they see on television, in print and online…