Obesity Archive

Increased Risk for Abdominal Obesity Found in People Living With HIV

Increased Risk for Abdominal Obesity Found in People Living With HIV

The Copenhagen Co-morbidity in HIV Infection (COCOMO) study assessed the association between risk factors for cardiovascular disease and HIV infection.

Factors Identified for Breastfeeding Behavior in Women With BMI ≥30

Factors Identified for Breastfeeding Behavior in Women With BMI ≥30

Current care should encourage women to plan to breastfeed, provide corrective information for specific beliefs, and address issues relating to body image and social knowledge.

Weight Loss Over Time May Reduce Risk for Diabetes Onset

Weight Loss Over Time May Reduce Risk for Diabetes Onset

The findings from a national sample underscore the importance of developing policies and programs that reduce the prevalence of obesity.

Eating Pecans May Cut Risk for Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes

Eating Pecans May Cut Risk for Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes

Changes in serum insulin and homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance and beta cell function were significantly greater compared to the control diet

BMI As Predictor of CVD Risk May Be More Susceptible to Bias

BMI As Predictor of CVD Risk May Be More Susceptible to Bias

The J-shaped correlation seen for body mass index with cardiovascular disease risk is susceptible to confounding due to pre-existing comorbidities.

Overweight, Obesity Contributing to Cancers in Young Adults

Overweight, Obesity Contributing to Cancers in Young Adults

Researchers conducted a comprehensive narrative review to examine the correlation of the obesity pandemic with appearance of cancers in young adults under age 50.

Association Between BMI-Related Metabolites, Gut Microbiota, and Obesity

Association Between BMI-Related Metabolites, Gut Microbiota, and Obesity

Metabolites could be mediators in the connection between gut microbiota and obesity and points to potential future opportunities for targeting the gut microbiota in the prevention of obesity.

Change in BMI During Puberty Tied to Later Heart Failure Risk in Men

Change in BMI During Puberty Tied to Later Heart Failure Risk in Men

Change in body mass index to overweight during puberty significantly increases men's risk of heart failure later in life.

Strategies to Prevent Obesity in Children

Strategies to Prevent Obesity in Children

Of various interventions used in nonclinical settings for the prevention of childhood overweight and obesity, school-based programs that combine nutrition and exercise and include a home-based component appear to be the most effective approaches.

Obesity Linked to Improved Survival in Metastatic Melanoma

Obesity Linked to Improved Survival in Metastatic Melanoma

For men with metastatic melanoma treated with targeted or immune therapy, obesity is associated with improved survival.

BMI Linked to Hepatocellular Carcinoma Risk in Chronic Hepatitis B Virus

BMI Linked to Hepatocellular Carcinoma Risk in Chronic Hepatitis B Virus

For patients with chronic hepatitis B virus, body mass index is significantly associated with increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma, with the risk more pronounced for women than men.

Cryoablation of Posterior Vagal Trunk Feasible in Obesity

Cryoablation of Posterior Vagal Trunk Feasible in Obesity

Following the success of this preliminary safety and feasibility study, more patients are being recruited for a larger clinical trial of the procedure to test the efficacy and durability of the procedure.

Independent Risk Pathways Shown for Diabetes and Obesity in Adults With Serious Mental Illness

Independent Risk Pathways Shown for Diabetes and Obesity in Adults With Serious Mental Illness

Given the high risk for metabolic disorder and type 2 diabetes, clinicians should select psychotropic medications carefully and monitor metabolic conditions regularly in their patients with serious mental illness.

Recent Years Have Seen Obesity Prevalence Increasing for Adults

Recent Years Have Seen Obesity Prevalence Increasing for Adults

For adults, but not youth, there was an increase in the prevalence of obesity in decade between 2007-2008 and 2015-2016.

Risk for Childhood Obesity Increased With Low Maternal Vitamin D Levels

Risk for Childhood Obesity Increased With Low Maternal Vitamin D Levels

Researchers evaluated the association between low maternal vitamin D status in early pregnancy and the likelihood of childhood obesity in the offspring.

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Linked to Reduced Abdominal Fat

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Linked to Reduced Abdominal Fat

Physicians should be aware that the benefit of menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) on body composition might rapidly disappear after its withdrawal and strongly encourage women to optimize nutrition and increase physical activity when stopping MHT.

Calorie Restriction Linked to Sustained Metabolic Adaptation

Calorie Restriction Linked to Sustained Metabolic Adaptation

Calorie restriction over 2 years is associated with considerable weight loss, and with lower than expected energy expenditure.

Surgical Treatment Better Than Medical Therapy in Severely Obese Adolescents With T2D

Surgical Treatment Better Than Medical Therapy in Severely Obese Adolescents With T2D

Researchers compared glycemic control in cohorts of severely obese adolescents with type 2 diabetes undergoing medical and surgical interventions.

Bariatric Surgery Underused in Adolescents With Severe Obesity

Bariatric Surgery Underused in Adolescents With Severe Obesity

Results comparing the prevalence of obesity amongst adolescents with the rate of bariatric surgeries were presented at ENDO 2018.

Semaglutide May Be Useful for Treating Obesity in People Without Diabetes

Semaglutide May Be Useful for Treating Obesity in People Without Diabetes

In combination with dietary and physical activity counseling, all semaglutide doses from 0.05-0.4 mg daily were tolerated and resulted in dose-related reductions in body weight among people with obesity without diabetes.

Reducing Total Daily Insulin Dose in T2D: 3-Meal vs 6-Meal Diet

Reducing Total Daily Insulin Dose in T2D: 3-Meal vs 6-Meal Diet

In people with obesity and type 2 diabetes, a meal schedule that includes a high-energy breakfast promotes weight loss, improves diabetes, and decreases the need for insulin.

Gastric Bypass Surgery Linked to Increased Risk for Nonvertebral Fractures

Gastric Bypass Surgery Linked to Increased Risk for Nonvertebral Fractures

Roux-en Y gastric bypass increased the likelihood of nonvertebral fractures, including hip, wrist, and pelvic fractures.

Separate Pathways for T2D and Obesity in Patients With Mental Illness

Separate Pathways for T2D and Obesity in Patients With Mental Illness

New research suggests that there are separate pathways for the development of type 2 diabetes and obesity in patients with serious mental illness and demonstrate that there are important effects associated with sex and race or ethnicity.

Weight Changes Influence Risk of Diabetes Over Course of Life

Weight Changes Influence Risk of Diabetes Over Course of Life

Changes in weight influence the risk of diabetes, with lower risk of diabetes for obese individuals who lose weight vs stable obesity.

Obesity May Increase Cardiovascular Morbidity, Mortality

Obesity May Increase Cardiovascular Morbidity, Mortality

Results provide critical perspective on cardiovascular disease associated with overweight and obesity and challenge both the obesity paradox as well as the view that overweight is associated with greater longevity.

No Difference in Weight Loss Outcomes With Low-Fat vs Low-Carbohydrate Diet

No Difference in Weight Loss Outcomes With Low-Fat vs Low-Carbohydrate Diet

There was no significant difference in 12-month weight loss between the healthy low-fat and low-carbohydrate diets, and neither genotype pattern nor baseline insulin secretion was associated with the dietary effects on weight loss.

Obesity, Diabetes May Increase Risk of Reoperation After Microvascular Decompression

Obesity, Diabetes May Increase Risk of Reoperation After Microvascular Decompression

Microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, and glossopharyngeal neuralgia was found to be a largely safe procedure, but patients with diabetes or obesity are an increased risk for reoperation within 30 days.

Plasma Leptin Levels Associated With Sleep Quality in Obese Patients With T2D

Plasma Leptin Levels Associated With Sleep Quality in Obese Patients With T2D

Plasma leptin levels are independently associated with sleep quality in obese patients with type 2 diabetes, but not in those who are not obese.

Children Exposed to Metformin In Utero Have Increased Risk of Being Overweight

Children Exposed to Metformin In Utero Have Increased Risk of Being Overweight

Children exposed to metformin had higher BMI and increased prevalence of overweight/obesity at 4 years of age.

Increased Adiposity Raises Myocardial Infarction Risk More in Women

Increased Adiposity Raises Myocardial Infarction Risk More in Women

Increases in waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio are associated with a greater excess risk of myocardial infarction in women than men.

Higher Obesity-Related Cancer Risk in Women With Type 2 Diabetes

Higher Obesity-Related Cancer Risk in Women With Type 2 Diabetes

Women, not men, with T2D had an increased obesity-related standardized cancer incidence compared with women in the general population as early as 5 years before diabetes diagnosis.

Sleeve Gastrectomy May Reduce Rates of Gestational Diabetes, Excessive Fetal Growth

Sleeve Gastrectomy May Reduce Rates of Gestational Diabetes, Excessive Fetal Growth

Researchers conducted a retrospective case-control study of deliveries that happened from 2006 to 2016 to examine associations of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy with maternal and perinatal outcomes.

Weight Regain Common After Management Program

Weight Regain Common After Management Program

Researchers sought to characterize the pattern of weight loss and regain after patients complete a weight management program, and found that patients may begin to regain weight immediately after completion.

Obesity Prevalence Remains Stagnant Among Children

Obesity Prevalence Remains Stagnant Among Children

Researchers used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey for 1999 to 2016 to update the prevalence data on obesity trends among US children and adolescents age 2 to 19 years.

Effect of low-fat vs low-carbohydrate diet on weight loss in overweight adults

No significant difference in weight change between a healthy low-fat diet and a healthy low-carbohydrate diet. Genotype pattern or insulin secretion was not associated with dietary effects on weight loss.

Damaging Effects of Gastric Bypass Surgery on Bone Mass and Microarchitecture

Damaging Effects of Gastric Bypass Surgery on Bone Mass and Microarchitecture

Researchers observed detrimental effects of RYGB on bone turnover, mass, structure, and strength just 6 months postoperatively, and these effects persisted throughout the duration of the 12-month study.

Birth Mode, Gut Microbiota May Contribute to Intergenerational Transmission of Being Overweight

Birth Mode, Gut Microbiota May Contribute to Intergenerational Transmission of Being Overweight

The correlation between maternal pre-pregnancy overweight and childhood overweight at ages 1 and 3 years may be mediated by birth mode and infant gut microbiota.

USPSTF Recommends Intensive, Multicomponent Behavioral Interventions for Obesity

USPSTF Recommends Intensive, Multicomponent Behavioral Interventions for Obesity

Compared with control groups, behavior-based weight loss maintenance interventions are associated with less weight gain after cessation of the interventions.

Greater Benefits for Patients With T2D After RYGB Surgery vs Other Management Options

Greater Benefits for Patients With T2D After RYGB Surgery vs Other Management Options

For obese adults with type 2 diabetes, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is associated with greater weight loss, lower HbA1c, and reduced cardiovascular risk compared with intensive medical diabetes and weight management.

Antidiabetes Treatment Discontinuation Higher in Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery

Antidiabetes Treatment Discontinuation Higher in Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery

A recent survey examines the correlation between bariatric surgery and rates of continuation, discontinuation, or initiation of antidiabetes treatment 6 years after bariatric surgery compared with a matched control obese group.

Weight Loss May Improve Pain in Patients With Obesity

Weight Loss May Improve Pain in Patients With Obesity

Weight loss may result in improved pain, symptom severity, depression, and fibromyalgia scores in patients with obesity.

Weight Regain More Likely With Perfluoroalkyl Substances

Weight Regain More Likely With Perfluoroalkyl Substances

Higher concentrations of perfluoroalkyl substances are associated with greater weight regain in a diet-induced weight-loss setting.

Postoperative Bariatric Surgery Outcomes With Helicobacter pylori

Postoperative Bariatric Surgery Outcomes With Helicobacter pylori

The Gram-negative bacterium Helicobacter pylori was associated with increased marginal ulceration rates, but otherwise had little impact on bariatric surgery outcomes.

Improvements in Mortality Rates Stalled by Rising BMI in the United States

Improvements in Mortality Rates Stalled by Rising BMI in the United States

A recent study examined the extent to which rising BMI accounts for reductions in the rate of mortality using data from cohorts of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and linked mortality files.

Reducing Eating Speed May Prevent Obesity in Type 2 Diabetes

Reducing Eating Speed May Prevent Obesity in Type 2 Diabetes

Eating speed can affect changes in obesity, body mass index, and waist circumference in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Case Challenge: Obesity and Shortness of Breath in a 52-Year-Old Man

Case Challenge: Obesity and Shortness of Breath in a 52-Year-Old Man

A man with morbid obesity, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and obstructive sleep apnea presents with shortness of breath and dyspnea on exertion. What is the next step in care?

Effect of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages on Obesity Development

Effect of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages on Obesity Development

Public health policies should aim to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and encourage healthy alternatives such as water.

Bariatric Surgery Associated With Suicide, Non-Fatal Self-Harm

Bariatric Surgery Associated With Suicide, Non-Fatal Self-Harm

A recent study reported that the risk for suicide and non-fatal self-harm was increased after bariatric surgery.

Body Fat May Increase Breast Cancer Risk in Women With Normal BMI

Body Fat May Increase Breast Cancer Risk in Women With Normal BMI

High body fat levels are associated with elevated risk of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer in postmenopausal women with normal body mass index.

Effect of School-Based Intervention on Preventing Childhood Obesity

Effect of School-Based Intervention on Preventing Childhood Obesity

The school-based healthy lifestyle program intervention encouraged healthy eating and physical activity and included a daily physical activity opportunities and termly cooking skills workshops.

Exercise May Reduce Abdominal Adiposity, Inflammation Independent of BMI

Exercise May Reduce Abdominal Adiposity, Inflammation Independent of BMI

Abdominal obesity and low inflammation levels independent of body mass index are inversely associated with fitness.

Obesity Associated With More Asthma Symptoms in Preschoolers

Obesity Associated With More Asthma Symptoms in Preschoolers

For preschool children, overweight/obesity is associated with more asthma symptom days and exacerbations among those not treated with a daily controller.

Health Care Costs Associated With Obesity Rising

Health Care Costs Associated With Obesity Rising

The amount of US health care resources devoted to treating obesity-related illness in US adults rose 29% from 2001 to 2015.

Poor Sleep Quality Associated With Higher BMI in Children

Poor Sleep Quality Associated With Higher BMI in Children

Sleep duration and circadian components of the sleep/wake cycle are linked to obesity-related eating behaviors and childhood body weight.

Managing Acute Pain in Patients With Severe Obesity

Managing Acute Pain in Patients With Severe Obesity

Pain management in patients who are obese can be a challenge due to their altered pharmacokinetic profile.

Bariatric Surgery May Improve Peripheral, Central Pain Sensitization

Bariatric Surgery May Improve Peripheral, Central Pain Sensitization

Patients were found to have improved pressure pain threshold at the patella and the wrist after weight loss associated with bariatric surgery, suggesting bariatric surgery may improve pain sensitization.

Obesity Trends in Children Enrolled in Special Nutrition Programs

Obesity Trends in Children Enrolled in Special Nutrition Programs

Findings indicate recent progress in reducing the prevalence of severe obesity among young children in the United States enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.

Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome May Increase Prostate Cancer Recurrence

Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome May Increase Prostate Cancer Recurrence

Obesity and metabolic syndrome are associated with increased recurrence among men with prostate cancer who undergo radical prostatectomy.

Does Bariatric Surgery Reduce CVD Risk Factors in Adolescents?

Does Bariatric Surgery Reduce CVD Risk Factors in Adolescents?

Weight loss after bariatric surgery in adolescents predicts the degree of longitudinal improvement in elevated high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, hyperinsulinemia, dyslipidemia, and diabetes.

Higher BMI Tied to Communities With Higher Rates of Obesity

Higher BMI Tied to Communities With Higher Rates of Obesity

Body mass index and odds of overweight and/or obesity are increased with exposure to communities with higher rates of obesity.

Increased Risk of Complications After Bariatric Surgery vs Medical Treatment

Increased Risk of Complications After Bariatric Surgery vs Medical Treatment

Bariatric surgery is associated with lower risks of obesity-related comorbidities but a clinically important increased risk for complications compared with medical treatment.

Few American Adults Eat Recommended Amount of Fruit, Vegetables

Few American Adults Eat Recommended Amount of Fruit, Vegetables

Researchers found that only 12.2% of adults met fruit intake recommendations and 9.3% of adults met vegetable intake recommendations.

Bariatric Surgery Improves Health Outcomes, Reduces All-Cause Mortality

Bariatric Surgery Improves Health Outcomes, Reduces All-Cause Mortality

Obese patients who undergo bariatric surgery have reduced all-cause mortality, and obese adults with type 2 diabetes who undergo gastric bypass have improved outcomes.

Compound Found in Cinnamon Shows Potential as a Weight Loss Tool

Compound Found in Cinnamon Shows Potential as a Weight Loss Tool

The compound cinnamaldehyde, found in cinnamon, activates fat cells to start burning energy in both mice and humans.

Gastric Bypass vs Sleeve Gastrectomy Outcomes in Morbid Obesity

Gastric Bypass vs Sleeve Gastrectomy Outcomes in Morbid Obesity

No statistically significant difference in weight loss at 5 years was observed in comparing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy vs laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in morbidly obese patients.

New Nutrition Science Course Available for Physicians From AMA

New Nutrition Science Course Available for Physicians From AMA

The American Medical Association is offering a 3-hour online nutrition course for physicians to help patients make the nutritional changes they need to prevent and help treat heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

Takeout Food May Increase Adverse Health Consequences in Children

Takeout Food May Increase Adverse Health Consequences in Children

Efforts to reduce takeaway meal consumption in children could have both short-term and long-term health benefits.

Home Visit Program Significantly Lowers Rates of Obesity in Young Children

Home Visit Program Significantly Lowers Rates of Obesity in Young Children

The "Minding the Baby" (MTB) parenting home visiting program can significantly lower rates of obesity in young children.

Adherence to Healthy Dietary Patterns Reduces Genetic Risk for Obesity

Adherence to Healthy Dietary Patterns Reduces Genetic Risk for Obesity

Researchers examined whether adherence to healthy dietary patterns interacts with the genetic predisposition to obesity.

Rate of Major Complications Low After Bariatric Surgery

Rate of Major Complications Low After Bariatric Surgery

The rates of 3 major complications at less than 30 days after bariatric surgery are low and vary among surgical procedures.

Text Message-Delivered Interventions Effective for Weight Management

Text Message-Delivered Interventions Effective for Weight Management

Extended-contact, text message interventions appears to be effective for adults in supporting weight management.

Exploring Risk Modification Between Obesity and Alzheimer Disease

Exploring Risk Modification Between Obesity and Alzheimer Disease

Research increasingly points to obesity and associated comorbidities as potential contributors to Alzheimer disease pathophysiology, suggesting that conditions such as prediabetes and diabetes may be modifiable risk factors.

Gastric Bypass Blunts B-Cell Sensitivity During Glycemia

Gastric Bypass Blunts B-Cell Sensitivity During Glycemia

Individuals with prior Roux-en-Y gastric bypass have blunted β-cell sensitivity to changes in glycemia.

All-Cause Mortality Reduced for Obese Patients Following Low-Fat Diet

All-Cause Mortality Reduced for Obese Patients Following Low-Fat Diet

Weight-loss diets, such as those low in fat and saturated fat consumption, with or without added exercise, may reduce the risk for all-cause mortality in obese adults.

Most of Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery Maintained Over Time

Most of Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery Maintained Over Time

Different weight loss patterns are observed following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, with much of the weight loss maintained over time.

Lower Risk for Severe Morbidity, Mortality With Normal Prepregnancy BMI

Lower Risk for Severe Morbidity, Mortality With Normal Prepregnancy BMI

Underweight woman were more likely to receive lifesaving interventions for antepartum hemorrhage and acute renal failure than women with normal BMI prepregnancy.

Long-Term Risks of Adulthood Obesity Based on Childhood Diagnosis

Long-Term Risks of Adulthood Obesity Based on Childhood Diagnosis

More than half of today's children are expected to be obese at the age of 35 years, with about half of the prevalence occurring during childhood.

Abdominal Obesity May Increase All-Cause Mortality for Patients With HFpEF

Abdominal Obesity May Increase All-Cause Mortality for Patients With HFpEF

For patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, abdominal obesity is associated with increased risk of all-cause mortality.

Case Study: Man With Obesity, Hypertension Presenting With Worsening Palpitations

Case Study: Man With Obesity, Hypertension Presenting With Worsening Palpitations

A man presents to the emergency department having had palpitations for the past week, and he has a medical history of hypertension, obesity, and hyperlipidemia. What's the diagnosis?

Bariatric Surgery Alters Fatty Acid Metabolism in the Liver

Bariatric Surgery Alters Fatty Acid Metabolism in the Liver

Researchers suggested that changes in perfusion may contribute to improved liver metabolism after bariatric surgery in obese patients.

Accuracy of BMI as a Measurement of Obesity in Postmenopausal Women

Accuracy of BMI as a Measurement of Obesity in Postmenopausal Women

Findings indicate that using a BMI cutpoint of 30 may lead to bias in measuring the effects of obesity on health outcomes in postmenopausal women.

High Prevalence of Obesity, Diabetes Increasing Global Cancer Burden

High Prevalence of Obesity, Diabetes Increasing Global Cancer Burden

Of 14,067,894 reported cancer cases, 280,100 (2%) were attributed to diabetes alone, 544,300 (3.9%) were attributed to a high BMI alone, and 792,600 (5.6%) were attributed to both.

Leptin Levels Associated With Risk for Preeclampsia in Women With T1D

Leptin Levels Associated With Risk for Preeclampsia in Women With T1D

Investigators believe that circulating adipokines may be associated with the development of preeclampsia in women with type 1 diabetes in the first trimester.

Higher Childhood BMI Associated With Adult Ischemic Stroke

Higher Childhood BMI Associated With Adult Ischemic Stroke

Higher childhood body mass index and increases in BMI during childhood are linked to an increased risk of early adult ischemic stroke.

Obesity Traits, Depression With Atypical Features Share Genetic Link

Obesity Traits, Depression With Atypical Features Share Genetic Link

Major depressive disorder with atypical features was shown to share genetic factors with obesity-related traits.

Higher Prevalence of Sarcopenic Obesity in Osteoarthritis Than Rheumatoid Arthritis

Higher Prevalence of Sarcopenic Obesity in Osteoarthritis Than Rheumatoid Arthritis

The prevalence of sarcopenia — particularly in combination with ostepenia — increases with age, and sarcopenic obesity may be underrecognized, despite its impact in patients with rheumatic diseases.

Brain Glucose Levels Blunted During Hyperglycemia in T2D and Obesity

Brain Glucose Levels Blunted During Hyperglycemia in T2D and Obesity

The rise of brain glucose levels is blunted during hyperglycemia in adults with obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Childhood Obesity Rates Have Flattened in High-Income Countries

Childhood Obesity Rates Have Flattened in High-Income Countries

There is a need for bridging the disconnect between policies that address underweight and overweight children and adolescents.

T2D in African American Women Ups ER-negative Breast Cancer Risk

T2D in African American Women Ups ER-negative Breast Cancer Risk

The high prevalence of T2D in African American women could explain previously identified racial disparities in breast cancer incidence.

Traumatic Life Events Increase Obesity Risk in Women

Traumatic Life Events Increase Obesity Risk in Women

Traumatic events included death of a child, being the victim of assault, experiencing a life-threatening illness, or spouse or child experiencing an accident.

Family-Based Therapy Feasible for Overweight, Obese Children and Their Parents

Family-Based Therapy Feasible for Overweight, Obese Children and Their Parents

Higher-dose and specialized treatment content designed to help families maintain weight-control behaviors following family-based behavioral weight loss treatment enhances weight outcomes.

Optimal Timing of Gastric Bypass and Cholecystectomy When Both Procedures Clinically Indicated

Optimal Timing of Gastric Bypass and Cholecystectomy When Both Procedures Clinically Indicated

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) with simultaneous cholecystectomy had a significantly higher complication rate and took more than 1 hour longer than RYGB without cholecystectomy.

Short-Term Probiotics Increase Weight Loss in Overweight, Obesity

Short-Term Probiotics Increase Weight Loss in Overweight, Obesity

Probiotic supplementation resulted in a significant reduction in body weight, BMI, and fat percentage in people with overweight or obesity.

Bariatric Surgery: An Effective Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

Bariatric Surgery: An Effective Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

Bariatric surgery appears to induce changes in the gastrointestinal tract and its interactions with the endocrine system in ways that may influence glycemic control.

Obesity Linked to Low Sperm Quality, Semen Volume

Obesity Linked to Low Sperm Quality, Semen Volume

Obese men have lower semen volume, number, concentration, and motility, as well as a higher prevalence of oligospermia and asthenospermia.

Challenges in Obesity: Reducing the Burden Through Population Health Management

Challenges in Obesity: Reducing the Burden Through Population Health Management

The latest CDC findings show that 40% of US adults and 19% of US children are affected by obesity.

Improved Outcomes in Prediabetes, T2D With Liraglutide

Improved Outcomes in Prediabetes, T2D With Liraglutide

The efficacy of liraglutide therapy was examined in metformin-treated subjects with obesity.

Obesity-Linked Cancers Affected by Dietary Energy Density in Women

Obesity-Linked Cancers Affected by Dietary Energy Density in Women

Dietary energy density correlated with elevated BMI and waist circumference in normal-weight women.

Preventing T2D With Referral to Commercial Weight Management Program

Preventing T2D With Referral to Commercial Weight Management Program

Referral to a commercial weight management program, such as Weight Watchers, can be effective in preventing diabetes.

T2D Remission, Weigh Loss Associated With Roux-en-Y Surgery

T2D Remission, Weigh Loss Associated With Roux-en-Y Surgery

Researchers have identified lasting benefits for patients with severe obesity who undergo Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.

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