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Taxing drinks by sugar content may have more health, economic benefits

September 11, 2019
Taxing sugar-sweetened drinks based on sugar content would provide more health and economic benefits than a tax based on drink volume, according to…

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’Gamification’ may improve effectiveness of weight loss interventions

September 9, 2019
Weight loss interventions with game elements, especially competition, result in significantly greater increases in physical activity among overweight…

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Body fat causal risk factor of depression

September 5, 2019
Body fat mass — but not nonfat mass — was a causal risk factor for depression, indicating that fat drives the observed BMI-depression…

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CMHC to offer perspectives on fighting cardiometabolic disease

August 30, 2019
Combined, diabetes, obesity and insulin resistance are the most common cause of preventable death in the United States, responsible for millions of…

Top stories in endocrinology: Positive top-line results for congenital obesity drug, clinicians not following subclinical hypothyroidism in pregnancy guidelines

August 28, 2019
Among the top stories in endocrinology last week were positive results from two that trials evaluated a congenital obesity drug and a survey that…

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Adhering to infants’ solid food guidelines can still result in unhealthy weight

August 26, 2019
Infants aged 6 months to 1 year who follow existing complementary feeding guidelines could still reach unhealthy weights, according to findings from…

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Parental, child BMI categories linked

August 20, 2019
Nearly 1 in 3 parents who were eligible for the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program also had at least one child who was overweight or…

Top stories in endocrinology: Factors that influence childhood obesity risk, hyperthyroidism treatments may hasten weight increases

August 14, 2019
Among the top stories in endocrinology last week were a study that provided common characteristics in children with obesity, and a study that…

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Obesity linked to increased mortality risk in Hispanic adults

August 12, 2019
General adiposity and abdominal adiposity were strongly linked to premature death in Mexican adults, according to a study published in the Annals of

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Providers crucial to debunking obesity, ‘junk food’ myths

August 10, 2019
ORLANDO — As the obesity epidemic continues to grow in the United States, it is critical that health care providers confront patient…

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Vitamin D levels modify pollution-driven asthma symptoms in pediatric obesity

August 8, 2019
Circulating vitamin D levels affect the risk for respiratory symptoms related to indoor air pollution among children with obesity and asthma…

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VIDEO: ‘Cardiometabolic medicine’ proposed as new specialty

July 13, 2019
In this video exclusive, Robert H. Eckel, MD, professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology, metabolism, diabetes and cardiology, Charles…

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Idiopathic intracranial hypertension confers CVD risk in women

July 11, 2019
Among women aged 16 years or older, idiopathic intracranial hypertension was associated with a twofold elevated risk for CVD, researchers reported…

Exercise reduces cardiac adipose tissue mass

July 5, 2019
Among adults with abdominal obesity, endurance and resistance training reduced certain kinds of cardiac adipose tissue mass, researchers reported. In…

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‘Apple’-shaped women may have increased CVD risk vs. ‘pear’-shaped women

July 2, 2019
An increased risk for CVD was seen in women who were postmenopausal and had BMI with higher trunk fat or lower leg fat, according to a study…

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Weight loss interventions may improve nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

July 1, 2019
Weight loss interventions were associated with significant improvements in biomarkers of liver disease in individuals with nonalcoholic fatty liver…

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Coffee consumption may promote ‘brown fat’ function in healthy adults

June 29, 2019
A small cohort of healthy adults experienced an increase in brown adipose tissue activity, measured via thermal imaging, after consuming coffee when…

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Metformin reduces risk of knee OA progression in patients with obesity

June 27, 2019
Metformin use was linked to a reduced rate of medial cartilage loss that may, in turn, reduce the risk for total knee replacement among patients with…

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Obesity increases risk for high BP in children

June 25, 2019
Children with excess weight or abdominal obesity at age 4 years had an increased risk for high BP after 2 years of follow-up, according to a study…

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Obstructive sleep apnea screening methods utilize snoring, BMI, hypertension symptoms, other characteristics

June 21, 2019
Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is halfway through its sixth decade of being mentioned in medical journals, according to a report in the World