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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.

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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.

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.

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