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Endoscopic techniques offer more options for obesity management

February 20, 2020
Endoscopic management has a clear role in the future of obesity care, with multiple options available for patients, according to an expert at the…


‘Inheritors of the planet’: Report calls for more livable world for kids

February 19, 2020
An independent joint commission assembled by WHO, UNICEF and The Lancet has called for immediate action to protect the health of children against…

Effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals extend to obesity, osteoporosis, IQ and beyond

February 16, 2020
Although causality is difficult to prove definitively, mounting evidence suggests adverse health consequences of endocrine-disrupting among humans…

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Chemicals in cosmetics increase obesity risk for children exposed in utero

February 13, 2020
Children may be more likely to develop overweight or obesity if their mothers are exposed to high levels of paraben while pregnant, according to…

FDA requests withdrawal of weight-loss drug due to cancer risk

February 13, 2020
The FDA requested that the manufacturer of the serotonin receptor agonist lorcaserin voluntarily withdraw the weight-loss drug from the U.S. market…

Brown fat may hold key to treatment of cardiometabolic disorders

February 12, 2020
Not all fat is bad. In fact, some fat can be very good even body fat, according to Aaron M. Cypess, MD, PhD, MMSc, acting chief of the…

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Small boosts to physical activity can prevent, reverse obesity

February 11, 2020
Consistently increasing physical activity level even by small amounts helped Taiwanese adults to avoid or reverse obesity, according…

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Bariatric surgery for teens with severe obesity leads to lower long-term CVD risk

February 10, 2020
Bariatric surgery can help adolescents with severe obesity reduce their long-term cardiovascular disease risk, according to findings published in…

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Obesity-related health evaluations must include waist circumference

February 9, 2020
Clinicians should evaluate waist circumference in addition to BMI when determining obesity-related cardiometabolic risks, according to a consensus…

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Additional physical activity in school can yield cost-effective weight benefits for children

February 7, 2020
The Daily Mile, a school-based physical activity program in addition to physical education, may be considered a favorable and cost-effective approach…

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Target belly fat to preserve cognitive function in older adults with type 2 diabetes

February 6, 2020
Older adults with type 2 diabetes and normal BMI may be at greater risk for cognitive decline if they have elevated visceral fat area, according to…

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Diabetes, obesity associated with cognitive decline in older adults

February 5, 2020
Sustained blood sugar elevations were linked to an increased risk for cognitive decline in older adults, according to results of a population-based

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Orlistat-acarbose combination may facilitate weight loss with fewer GI effects vs. orlistat alone

February 4, 2020
A modified-release fixed-dose formulation of orlistat and acarbose is well tolerated and may be an effective approach for weight loss, according to…

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Overactive bladder medication may stimulate brown fat metabolic benefits

February 2, 2020
Women treated with the overactive bladder medication mirabegron experienced rises in brown adipose tissue metabolic activity as well as insulin…

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Obesity at younger age does not diminish bariatric surgery benefits

January 31, 2020
Adults who develop obesity by age 20 years and undergo bariatric surgery later in life may experience some more beneficial outcomes of the procedure…

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Shared medical appointments for obesity management associated with greater weight loss vs. usual care

January 29, 2020
Shared medical appointments may offer a favorable strategy for obesity management with greater weight loss and more access to antiobesity medications…

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Mobile apps may facilitate weight loss among adults with type 2 diabetes

January 27, 2020
Adults with type 2 diabetes may lose weight more effectively by including a weight-loss mobile app as part of their strategy, according to findings…

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Bariatric surgery does not improve overall mental health in adolescents with obesity

January 23, 2020
Adolescents who underwent bariatric surgery and experienced subsequent substantial weight loss did not see overall mental health improvements at 5…

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Rising obesity, diabetes affects CVD burden in Europe

January 23, 2020
The prevalence of obesity and diabetes across 56 European Society of Cardiology member countries has increased two- to threefold in 30 years…

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Lower-extremity arterial disease risk high among women with type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome

January 22, 2020
Women with type 2 diabetes are more likely to develop lower-extremity arterial disease if they also have metabolic syndrome, according to findings…