Further investigation is needed to examine the mechanism behind aspirin responsiveness following bariatric surgery.
The likelihood of healthy aging was also decreased.
Patients stigmatized based on size experience poor psychological and physical health.
Patients with obesity experience similar recovery time to normal-weight patients.
Median increases in health care costs were 12% and 36% for people with overweight and obesity.
Over 37,000 men were tracked from ages 8 to 20 to examine the link between adolescent BMI and stroke risk.
Maternal thyroid function and weight gain in early pregnancy were associated with hypothyroidism, but not hyperthyroidism.
Metabolic Profile, Weight Increases Assessed in Ziprasidone Augmentation for Major Depressive Disorder
Escitalopram plus ziprasidone was found safe in certain patients, although the therapy required regular cardiovascular and metabolic monitoring.
Surgical wound complications were similar regardless of wound closure technique.
Comorbidities included hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes, among others.
BMI and age at hospital admission are both predictive of potential negative outcomes in patients with anorexia nervosa.
Adults with obesity are twice as likely to develop influenza, regardless of vaccine status.
Adult patients with obesity and hypothyroidism have lower-than-average sleep oxygen saturation.
Researchers followed 2218 patients from across the US who underwent bariatric surgery and were prescribed an opioid.
Metformin decreases BMI z score and improves inflammatory parameters in prepubertal children with obesity.
Updates to the US Preventive Services Task Force's recommendations on obesity screening in children and adolescents focus on intensive behavioral interventions.
Short periods of arm ergometry while sitting for prolonged periods of time improve glucose and insulin in subjects with obesity.
Participants who lost between 5% and 10% or more than 10% of their body weight slowed knee joint degeneration, compared to those who maintained their current weight.
Gestational weight gain above current recommendations was a risk of infants with macrosomia or needing a cesarian delivery.
In 2015, more than 107 and 603 million children and adults, respectively, were obese.
Despite existing guidelines, many eligible patients are not offered weight loss surgery as an option.
Cardiometabolic Disease Staging scores can be used to quantify diabetes risk and assess efficacy of weight loss pharmacotherapy in obesity.
Data presented at SLEEP 2017 found that delayed eating was linked to weight gain vs a daytime eating pattern in healthy adults.
Researchers suggest that women with overweight or obesity aim to lose weight before becoming pregnant.
Sulforaphane extract from cruciferous vegetables aids in dysglycemia regulation in patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Obesity negatively affects brain function, particularly in patients with type 2 diabetes.
A linear relationship was identified between weight loss and HbA1c reduction in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Body mass index, waist circumference, and hip circumference were measured to analyze respective associations with increased cancer risks.
Schizophrenia with high BMI is associated with elevated C-reactive protein.
A genome-wide interaction meta-analysis of BMI found that the effects of the FTO gene could be modified with regular physical activity.
After 6 months, patients who used the new "balloon-in-a-pill" for nonsurgical weight loss lost 12.6% of their body weight.
Childhood obesity is linked to long-lasting mental health repercussions, including depression in adulthood.
At 6 months of exercise intervention, physical performance test scores increased 21% in the combination exercise group, while scores in the control group remained largely the same.
Researchers at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System analyzed data for 659 outpatients who completed the iSPOT-D randomized clinical trial.
Patients with overweight or obesity with type 2 diabetes had a lower global mean cortical thickness compared with patients at a normal weight.
Referral to a 12-week open-group behavioral weight loss led to increased weight loss among adults with obesity.
Results were based on data collected from 13 studies examining HIIT vs MICT for improving body composition in obesity.
Patients on HAART may require additional metabolic monitoring for cardiovascular issues.
Postbiotic reduced hepatic insulin resistance in obesity and low-level endotoxemia.
Data from nearly 9000 participants were included in the qualitative synthesis and meta-analysis.
After adjustment for established risk factors, higher BMI during mid-life was "significantly associated" with elevated risk of hospitalization for HF.
Patients at maximum BMI in overweight, obese I and obese II categories had an increased risk of all-cause death.
Body weight fluctuations can be linked to higher mortality and cardiovascular events, regardless of traditional CV risk factors.
A cross-sectional analysis of participants found that typical BMI criteria may overlook cardiometabolic risk in racial and ethnic minority groups.
Researchers have identified the barriers to school nurse-led implementation of pediatric obesity management guidelines.
Study uses data from the Framingham Offspring Cohort to investigate possible relationships between knee osteoarthritis and components of the metabolic syndrome.
All-cause mortality and cardiovascular death outcomes may be paradoxically improved in obese patients with atrial fibrillation.
Patients who used corticosteroids had a 1.1-fold increased risk of having metabolic syndrome vs. corticosteroid non-users and the likelihood was more pronounced in women than in men.
Moderate, diet-induced weight loss can improve metabolic and cardiovascular risk factors in women with HIV.
Canagliflozin/phentermine (CANA/PHEN) resulted in superior weight loss at 26 weeks in adults without type 2 diabetes.
Higher body mass indices in late adolescent men were associated with increased risk of developing severe liver disease, including hepatocellular carcinoma.
Researchers examined body mass index differences in current, past, and never users of menopausal hormone therapy.
New research suggested that long-term exposure to increased cortisol may be associated with increased adiposity levels.
Healthy Eating Index-2010 scores were found to mediate the relationship between BMI and pain in patients with obesity.
Researchers found that women participating in group prenatal care were more likely to experience excess gestational weight gain.
Over 18% of patients who were overweight and 5.8% of patients considered morbidly obese did not have any cardiometabolic risk factors present.
Full-term infants were more likely to be affected by obesity in early pregnancy.
Although obesity rates have increased during the last 2 decades, the number of Americans actively dieting has gone down.
Girls with obesity were more likely to have a higher allergy score than both normal-weight girls and both obese and normal-weight boys, according
Researchers examined the nonvertebral fracture risk in adults with obesity who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass vs adjustable gastric banding.
A significant interaction occurred between baseline glycemic status and treatment effect on microvascular disease incidence.
Gastroenterologists are in a unique position to lead a multidisciplinary care team for patients with obesity.
Woman's Health Initiative Analysis Confirms Consistent Relationship Between Central Obesity and Mortality
Researchers used data from the Woman's Health Initiative to determine that central adiposity has a negative impact on lifespan.
Calorie tracker apps are often superior to fitness apps when it comes to increasing weight loss.
Prioritization base on patient's risk levels would lead to further health gains.
Over 5 years follow-up, researchers found reduced levels of HbA1c, triglycerides, LDL-cholesterol, and quality of life in patients who reported sustained weight loss.
Post-diet coaching sessions have been found to improve the maintenance of long-term weight loss in dieters.
Weight loss during menopause is associated with a lower risk of endometrial cancer.
Study results were mixed, researchers found, and caution that causality cannot be implied due to the nature of the study.
Shaming those who are obese into weight loss will negatively impact their motivation and increase risk for cardiovascular disease.
Early psychotic symptoms in child or adolescent patients were predictive of elevated BMI and waist circumference scores.
For obese patients with type 2 diabetes, bariatric surgery is associated with improved splanchnic vascular responses.
The evidence-based clinical practice guideline focuses on the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity.
Obesity-related measures are not associated with the risk of developing chronic low-back pain after accounting for genetic factors.
A patient notes concerns with vision difficulty 4 years after undergoing a laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion with a duodenal switch.
The most important concepts of obesity prevention and treatment are not adequately represented on the US Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step examinations.
There are fewer cases of incident diabetic retinopathy among obese patients with type 2 diabetes undergoing bariatric surgery compared with medical treatment.
Overweight and obese children seem to be more likely than others to develop postoperative surgical site infections.
Infection, rather than antibiotic use, is associated with increased risk of childhood obesity.
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the American College of Endocrinology are seeking to eliminate the stigma surrounding the term "obesity" and clarify information about obesity as a disease state.
Severely obese adolescents who underwent gastric bypass surgery experienced significant weight loss that was maintained over long-term follow-up.
Resistance to the antilipolytic effect of insulin is increased in obese individuals with normal glucose tolerance, and in those with impaired glucose tolerance and type 2 diabetes.
Children born to obese parents may be more likely to experience developmental delays.
Rate of loss over 20 years linked to development of mild cognitive impairment or dementia in women surviving past age 80.
The comorbid conditions of obesity and atrial fibrillation require better prevention and treatment strategies.
Gastric bypass, but not gastric banding, is associated with reduced risk of psoriasis, progression to severe psoriasis, and psoriatic arthritis.
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Although glucose control is initially superior following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass vs laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, greater weight loss may attenuate this effect.
Losing weight is more complex than following a simple diet.
Children born by Cesarean section may be more likely to develop obesity later in life.
Improving sleep may help reduce an individual's sugar-sweetened, caffeinated beverage intake, and vice-versa.
Bariatric surgery was associated with a significant reduction in risk of heart failure among obese patients.
A multifaceted campaign that included policy change and community outreach led to a decrease in sales of sugary drinks.
Increased body mass index (BMI) may have a moderate effect on hand arthritis.
The USPSTF recommends that children and adolescents older than age 6 years should be screened for obesity.
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Diabetes, waist circumference, and prediabetes were the main metabolic factors associated with neuropathy.
The stigma associated with excess weight may cause some older adults with obesity to avoid seeking health care.
Patients with metabolically healthy obesity are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
Weight Watchers plus additional education improved glycemic control in overweight or obese patients with type 2 diabetes.
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