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Large waist circumference increases recurrent event risk after MI

January 21, 2020
Abdominal obesity was common in patients post-MI, and a larger waist circumference in this population was independently linked with recurrent…


CDC: More than 15% of US adults physically inactive

January 16, 2020
More than 15% of adults in every U.S. state and territory are physically inactive, according to new CDC data. “Too many adults are inactive…

FDA News

FDA warns of possible cancer risk with obesity drug

January 14, 2020
The FDA on Tuesday issued a safety alert for the serotonin receptor agonist lorcaserin, warning that results from a clinical trial assessing safety…

In the Journals

Reducing tongue fat could improve sleep apnea

January 10, 2020
Losing tongue fat was associated with improvements in sleep apnea severity, a recent study showed. The findings suggest that tongue fat could be a…

In the Journals

Central obesity linked to heightened risk for PsA

January 3, 2020
Adiposity — particularly central obesity — is associated with an increased risk for psoriatic arthritis, according to data published in…

Mediterranean ranked best overall diet

January 2, 2020
U.S. News & World Report released its best diet rankings for 2020, and the Mediterranean diet was named the best overall diet for the third year…


‘Focus on fun’: Reversing the trend of broken New Year’s resolutions

January 2, 2020
By the middle of February, some 80% of people will have broken their New Year’s resolutions, a clinical psychologist wrote in U.S. News and

In the Journals

Obesity during midlife linked to increased dementia risk in women

December 27, 2019
Women who were obese during midlife had a 21% greater risk for dementia compared with women who were not, according to a study published in…

In the JournalsPerspective

Nearly half of all US adults will have obesity by 2030

December 18, 2019
By 2030, 48.9% of adults in the United States will have obesity, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Zachary J

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AI tool for NAFLD could ‘make biopsies history’

December 10, 2019
LOS ANGELES — In this video exclusive, Christos S. Mantzoros, MD, PhD, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, chief of…

Could warning labels reduce soda consumption? Read the week’s top stories in endocrinology

November 13, 2019
A study presented at ObesityWeek showed that people were more likely to consider the negative health effects of drinking soda if the beverages came…

In the Journals

EHR-based coaching helps patients maintain weight loss

November 12, 2019
Patients with obesity who received personalized electronic health record-based coaching in addition to using EHR tools to track their physical…

In the Journals

Kids without siblings engage in more unhealthy eating behaviors

November 12, 2019
Children aged younger than 8 years who did not have siblings were more likely to consume unhealthy foods and drinks than children of the same age…

Meeting News

Consider hypoglycemia risks when helping adults with diabetes lose weight

November 8, 2019
LAS VEGAS — When treating patients with type 2 diabetes who are attempting to lose weight, physicians must incorporate strategies that limit…

Meeting News

Elevated infection risk remains following treatment for obesity

November 8, 2019
LAS VEGAS — Obesity is associated with an elevated risk for infection, but treating obesity with either standard medical therapies or bariatric…

Meeting News

Intermittent fasting research still developing, time-restricted feeding shows potential

November 7, 2019
LAS VEGAS — Among the numerous intermittent fasting strategies being pursued for weight loss, time-restricted feeding has shown particular…

Meeting News

National multispecialty centers needed to combat metabolic diseases

November 6, 2019
LAS VEGAS — Multispecialty metabolic centers, based on the cancer center model, should be established at the national level to address…

Meeting News

Including warning labels may limit soda consumption

November 6, 2019
LAS VEGAS — Consumers report more consistently considering the negative health effects of drinking soda and other sugary beverages when health…

In the Journals

Updated guideline highlights nonsurgical options, perioperative care for bariatric procedures

November 5, 2019
Bariatric procedures remain a safe and effective intervention for higher-risk patients with obesity, and clinical decision-making should be…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Pediatric obesity still seen as a result of ‘bad habits’

November 5, 2019
LAS VEGAS — An unhealthy diet and lack of physical activity are considered the most influential factors in pediatric obesity development…