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Fitbit Pitfalls: Electronic Tracking Devices May Not Provide Increased Weight Loss Benefits

Fitbit Pitfalls: Electronic Tracking Devices May Not Provide Increased Weight Loss Benefits

Calorie tracker apps are often superior to fitness apps when it comes to increasing weight loss.

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Elevated Hair Cortisol Concentration Associated with Adiposity, Obesity Persistence

Elevated Hair Cortisol Concentration Associated with Adiposity, Obesity Persistence

New research suggested that long-term exposure to increased cortisol may be associated with increased adiposity levels.

Effects of Anti-inflammatory Diets in Obese Patients With Chronic Pain

Effects of Anti-inflammatory Diets in Obese Patients With Chronic Pain

Healthy Eating Index-2010 scores were found to mediate the relationship between BMI and pain in patients with obesity.

How Does Group Prenatal Care Impact Weight Gain In Pregnancy?

How Does Group Prenatal Care Impact Weight Gain In Pregnancy?

Researchers found that women participating in group prenatal care were more likely to experience excess gestational weight gain.

Do People With Obesity Always Present With Cardiometabolic Risk Factors?

Do People With Obesity Always Present With Cardiometabolic Risk Factors?

Over 18% of patients who were overweight and 5.8% of patients considered morbidly obese did not have any cardiometabolic risk factors present.

Obesity In Early Pregnancy Tied to Cerebral Palsy

Obesity In Early Pregnancy Tied to Cerebral Palsy

Full-term infants were more likely to be affected by obesity in early pregnancy.

As Obesity Rises, Number of Dieters Decreases

As Obesity Rises, Number of Dieters Decreases

Although obesity rates have increased during the last 2 decades, the number of Americans actively dieting has gone down.

Obesity In Girls Linked to Higher Prevalence of Allergies, Atopic Disease

Obesity In Girls Linked to Higher Prevalence of Allergies, Atopic Disease

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

Nonvertebral Fracture Risk After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Nonvertebral Fracture Risk After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Researchers examined the nonvertebral fracture risk in adults with obesity who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass vs adjustable gastric banding.

Bariatric Surgery Decreases Microvascular Complications in Obese Patients

Bariatric Surgery Decreases Microvascular Complications in Obese Patients

A significant interaction occurred between baseline glycemic status and treatment effect on microvascular disease incidence.

American Gastroenterological Association Releases Obesity Practice Guide

American Gastroenterological Association Releases Obesity Practice Guide

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

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.

Fitbit Pitfalls: Electronic Tracking Devices May Not Provide Increased Weight Loss Benefits

Fitbit Pitfalls: Electronic Tracking Devices May Not Provide Increased Weight Loss Benefits

Calorie tracker apps are often superior to fitness apps when it comes to increasing weight loss.

USPSTF: Intensive Behavioral Counseling Recommendations for Obese Adults Cost-Effective

USPSTF: Intensive Behavioral Counseling Recommendations for Obese Adults Cost-Effective

Prioritization base on patient's risk levels would lead to further health gains.

Benefits of Sustained Weight Loss in Type 2 Diabetes

Benefits of Sustained Weight Loss in Type 2 Diabetes

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.

Maintenance Interventions Key in Long-Term Weight Loss

Maintenance Interventions Key in Long-Term Weight Loss

Post-diet coaching sessions have been found to improve the maintenance of long-term weight loss in dieters.

Intentional Weight Loss in Postmenopausal Women Associated With Reduced Endometrial Cancer RIsk

Intentional Weight Loss in Postmenopausal Women Associated With Reduced Endometrial Cancer RIsk

Weight loss during menopause is associated with a lower risk of endometrial cancer.

Does Weight Suppression Predict of Severity of Bulimic Syndromes?

Does Weight Suppression Predict of Severity of Bulimic Syndromes?

Study results were mixed, researchers found, and caution that causality cannot be implied due to the nature of the study.

Self-Stigmatization Elevates Cardiometabolic Risk in Obese Patients

Self-Stigmatization Elevates Cardiometabolic Risk in Obese Patients

Shaming those who are obese into weight loss will negatively impact their motivation and increase risk for cardiovascular disease.

How Does Antipsychotic Treatment Affect Cardiometabolic Factors in Young Patients?

How Does Antipsychotic Treatment Affect Cardiometabolic Factors in Young Patients?

Early psychotic symptoms in child or adolescent patients were predictive of elevated BMI and waist circumference scores.

Bariatric Surgery Improves Splanchnic Vascular Responses in Type 2 Diabetes

Bariatric Surgery Improves Splanchnic Vascular Responses in Type 2 Diabetes

For obese patients with type 2 diabetes, bariatric surgery is associated with improved splanchnic vascular responses.

Endocrine Society Releases New Pediatric Obesity Guidelines

Endocrine Society Releases New Pediatric Obesity Guidelines

The evidence-based clinical practice guideline focuses on the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity.

Obesity Not Associated With Low-Back Pain

Obesity Not Associated With Low-Back Pain

Obesity-related measures are not associated with the risk of developing chronic low-back pain after accounting for genetic factors.

Post-Bariatric Surgery Changes in Vision

Post-Bariatric Surgery Changes in Vision

A patient notes concerns with vision difficulty 4 years after undergoing a laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion with a duodenal switch.

Obesity Prevention, Treatment Underrepresented on Medical Licensing Exams

Obesity Prevention, Treatment Underrepresented on Medical Licensing Exams

The most important concepts of obesity prevention and treatment are not adequately represented on the US Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step examinations.

Bariatric Surgery May Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy

Bariatric Surgery May Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy

There are fewer cases of incident diabetic retinopathy among obese patients with type 2 diabetes undergoing bariatric surgery compared with medical treatment.

Overweight, Obese Children at Higher Risk for Post-Op Infections

Overweight, Obese Children at Higher Risk for Post-Op Infections

Overweight and obese children seem to be more likely than others to develop postoperative surgical site infections.

Infection in Infancy Tied to Childhood Obesity

Infection in Infancy Tied to Childhood Obesity

Infection, rather than antibiotic use, is associated with increased risk of childhood obesity.

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.

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