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Redefining Obesity: An Interview With Jeffrey Mechanick, MD

Redefining Obesity: An Interview With Jeffrey Mechanick, MD

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.

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Redefining Obesity: An Interview With Jeffrey Mechanick, MD

Redefining Obesity: An Interview With Jeffrey Mechanick, MD

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.

Gastric Bypass Outcomes in Severely Obese Teens

Gastric Bypass Outcomes in Severely Obese Teens

Severely obese adolescents who underwent gastric bypass surgery experienced significant weight loss that was maintained over long-term follow-up.

Adipose Tissue Insulin Resistance Increased in Obese Patients

Adipose Tissue Insulin Resistance Increased in Obese Patients

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.

Does Parental Obesity Affect Child Development?

Does Parental Obesity Affect Child Development?

Children born to obese parents may be more likely to experience developmental delays.

Rate of Weight Loss May Be Linked to Dementia in Older Women

Rate of Weight Loss May Be Linked to Dementia in Older Women

Rate of loss over 20 years linked to development of mild cognitive impairment or dementia in women surviving past age 80.

What Role Does Obesity Play in Atrial Fibrillation?

What Role Does Obesity Play in Atrial Fibrillation?

The comorbid conditions of obesity and atrial fibrillation require better prevention and treatment strategies.

Gastric Bypass Tied to Decreased Psoriasis Risk

Gastric Bypass Tied to Decreased Psoriasis Risk

Gastric bypass, but not gastric banding, is associated with reduced risk of psoriasis, progression to severe psoriasis, and psoriatic arthritis.

The Handoff: Your Week in Endocrinology - 12/2/16

In this week's Handoff, read about the FDA's approval of a new indication for a type 2 diabetes drug, and more.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass vs Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding in Type 2 Diabetes

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass vs Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding in Type 2 Diabetes

Although glucose control is initially superior following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass vs laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, greater weight loss may attenuate this effect.

The Carbohydrate-Insulin Model: Is It Too Simple?

The Carbohydrate-Insulin Model: Is It Too Simple?

Losing weight is more complex than following a simple diet.

Cesarean Delivery May Raise Obesity Risk in Children

Cesarean Delivery May Raise Obesity Risk in Children

Children born by Cesarean section may be more likely to develop obesity later in life.

Less Sleep May Increase Sugary Drink Consumption

Less Sleep May Increase Sugary Drink Consumption

Improving sleep may help reduce an individual's sugar-sweetened, caffeinated beverage intake, and vice-versa.

Bariatric Surgery Decreased Heart Failure Risk

Bariatric Surgery Decreased Heart Failure Risk

Bariatric surgery was associated with a significant reduction in risk of heart failure among obese patients.

Multifaceted Campaign Tied to Drop in Sugary Drink Sales

Multifaceted Campaign Tied to Drop in Sugary Drink Sales

A multifaceted campaign that included policy change and community outreach led to a decrease in sales of sugary drinks.

BMI Associated With Hand Osteoarthritis

BMI Associated With Hand Osteoarthritis

Increased body mass index (BMI) may have a moderate effect on hand arthritis.

USPSTF Recommends Obesity Screening in Children, Teens

USPSTF Recommends Obesity Screening in Children, Teens

The USPSTF recommends that children and adolescents older than age 6 years should be screened for obesity.

The Handoff: Your Week in Endocrinology - 11/11/16

The Handoff is a weekly roundup of endocrinology news covering various developments in subspecialties, as well as pharmaceutical industry, association, and society news.

Polyneuropathy Risk May Be Increased With Prediabetes, Obesity

Polyneuropathy Risk May Be Increased With Prediabetes, Obesity

Diabetes, waist circumference, and prediabetes were the main metabolic factors associated with neuropathy.

Some Older Adults With Obesity May Avoid Medical Care Due to Stigma

Some Older Adults With Obesity May Avoid Medical Care Due to Stigma

The stigma associated with excess weight may cause some older adults with obesity to avoid seeking health care.

Diabetes Risk Higher in Metabolically Healthy Obesity

Diabetes Risk Higher in Metabolically Healthy Obesity

Patients with metabolically healthy obesity are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

Commercial Weight Loss Programs May Benefit Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Commercial Weight Loss Programs May Benefit Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Weight Watchers plus additional education improved glycemic control in overweight or obese patients with type 2 diabetes.

Depression, Antidepressant Use Associated With BMI in Youths

Depression, Antidepressant Use Associated With BMI in Youths

Children and adolescents with a diagnosis of depression or who have used antidepressants were more likely to have a higher BMI.

Changing Meal Times May Have a Beneficial Effect

Changing Meal Times May Have a Beneficial Effect

A meal-timing strategy may reduce swings in hunger as well as change fat- and carbohydrate-burning patterns.

Researchers Discuss Barriers to Getting Professional Weight Loss Help

Researchers Discuss Barriers to Getting Professional Weight Loss Help

A lack of insurance coverage for weight-loss treatments as well as diagnoses of obesity are significant barriers.

Gastric Bypass May Significantly Reduce Long-Term Mortality Risk

Gastric Bypass May Significantly Reduce Long-Term Mortality Risk

Patients who undergo Roux-en-Y gastric bypass are less likely to die from obesity or other diseases than those who did not undergo the procedure 10 years later.

Does Meal Replacement and Topiramate Reduce Adolescent BMI?

Does Meal Replacement and Topiramate Reduce Adolescent BMI?

Researchers assessed the safety and efficacy of meal replacement plus topiramate vs placebo for BMI reduction in adolescents with severe obesity.

Active Commuting Improves Cardiometabolic Risk Factors

Active Commuting Improves Cardiometabolic Risk Factors

A population sample of middle-aged adults in Sweden showed positive outcomes as a result of regular "active commuting" to and from work.

Early Response to Liraglutide Predicted Significant Weight Loss Later

Early Response to Liraglutide Predicted Significant Weight Loss Later

Patients who lost weight with liraglutide after 16 weeks achieved clinically significant weight loss at 56 weeks.

Increases in Childhood Obesity During Summer Vacation

Increases in Childhood Obesity During Summer Vacation

Efforts to keep children healthy must extend to summer breaks from school.

Is Gene Expression Linked to Obesity?

Is Gene Expression Linked to Obesity?

An analysis of genetic traits has revealed a new link between THNSL2 gene expression and obesity in a group of healthy men.

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