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Path of Medicare Advantage changing

November 14, 2018
As Medicare Advantage gains traction over traditional Medicare, there are several important potential issues that demand oversight, according to a…
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Bariatric embolization targets ghrelin for weight loss

November 14, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Left gastric artery embolization — an interventional radiology procedure in which microparticles are introduced by…
In the Journals

Testosterone treatment linked with reduced depressive symptoms in men

November 14, 2018
Results from a meta-analysis published in JAMA Psychiatry showed that testosterone may have utility in the adjunct treatment of depressive symptoms…
Meeting News

Tapering caloric intake may decrease hunger, help avoid weight regain

November 14, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The gradual introduction of a low-calorie diet was shown to lower hunger hormone levels more significantly when compared…
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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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Aramchol reduces liver fat, improves histology in NASH

November 13, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — Results from a phase 2b trial showed that Aramchol— a stearoyl coenzyme desaturase A inhibitor — significantly…
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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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Daily weighing may help with weight loss

November 13, 2018
CHICAGO — Adults who monitor their weight frequently with daily weighing may be more likely to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight than…
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Bariatric surgery linked to increased mortality risk in cirrhosis

November 13, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — Individuals with decompensated cirrhosis who underwent bariatric surgery experienced poorer survival outcomes than those with…
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Thyroid receptor agonist improves fatty liver in 91% of patients

November 13, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — VK2809, a thyroid receptor beta agonist, showed an impact on nearly all treated patients as measured by magnetic resonance…
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Insufficient vitamin D levels tied to earlier death in older men

November 13, 2018
Insufficient vitamin D levels were linked to earlier death in older men living in Thailand, according to findings published in Geriatrics and
Meeting News

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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Electronic decision support system fails to improve outcomes in hypertension, diabetes

November 13, 2018
CHICAGO — A mobile health-based electronic decision support system did not lead to better control of BP or HbA1c, according to the mWellcare…
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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…