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Is Weight Stigma Worse Than Obesity? How to Provide More Compassionate Care

Is Weight Stigma Worse Than Obesity? How to Provide More Compassionate Care

Obesity rates are nearly 40% among US adults, but traditional treatment methods are found to contribute to weight stigma, creating a population that's unhealthier than ever.

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Food Sustainability and Public Health: What Is the Physician's Responsibility?

Food Sustainability and Public Health: What Is the Physician's Responsibility?

As the global population grows, food sustainability and its effect on public health becomes even more important.

Obesity Linked to Respiratory Infection Risk in Asthma

Obesity Linked to Respiratory Infection Risk in Asthma

Higher BMI in adults was related to an increase in moderate to severe upper respiratory infections.

Pathogenesis of Postprandial Hypoglycemia After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in T2D

Pathogenesis of Postprandial Hypoglycemia After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in T2D

Postprandial hypoglycemia may occur after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in patients with type 2 diabetes, independent from diabetes remission.

Can Television Shows Help Prevent Negative Bias Toward Patients With Obesity?

Can Television Shows Help Prevent Negative Bias Toward Patients With Obesity?

Watching episodes of the television medical drama House resulted in a significant shift in perceptions of obesity among medical students.

Safety and Effectiveness of the Most Common Bariatric Procedures Examined

Safety and Effectiveness of the Most Common Bariatric Procedures Examined

Smaller studies have suggested little or no difference in short-term weight loss between Roux-En-Y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy.

Racial Disparities Observed in Childhood Obesity Rates

Racial Disparities Observed in Childhood Obesity Rates

In 2016 to 2017, the national obesity rate for youth ages 10 to 17 years was 15.8 percent, which was not statistically different from the 16.1 percent rate in 2016 alone.

Antibiotics, Antacids in Early Childhood Increase Risk for Obesity

Antibiotics, Antacids in Early Childhood Increase Risk for Obesity

Prescription of antibiotics and acid-suppressing medications in early childhood is associated with an increased risk for obesity.

Exposure to Ready-to-Eat Food Outlets Associated With Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Exposure to Ready-to-Eat Food Outlets Associated With Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Access to ready-to-eat outlets that sell food for instant consumption is associated with greater risk for type 2 diabetes.

Triponderal Mass Index Not Superior to BMI in Estimating Obesity Outcomes

Triponderal Mass Index Not Superior to BMI in Estimating Obesity Outcomes

Triponderal mass index alone and in combination with body mass index (BMI) or subscapular skinfold thickness was not superior to BMI alone for estimating obesity-related outcomes in adulthood.

Bardoxolone Methyl Leads to Weight Loss in T2D with Concurrent Chronic Kidney Disease

Bardoxolone Methyl Leads to Weight Loss in T2D with Concurrent Chronic Kidney Disease

Treatment with bardoxolone methyl resulted in significant weight loss and showed no evidence of muscle wasting in patients with type 2 diabetes and stage IV chronic kidney disease.

Hyperglycemia, Obesity, Hypertriglyceridemia Negatively Related to CAN in T2D

Hyperglycemia, Obesity, Hypertriglyceridemia Negatively Related to CAN in T2D

Hyperglycemia, obesity, and hypertriglyceridemia in type 2 diabetes are negatively related to indices of cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy.

Children With Autism More Likely to Be Overweight or Obese

Children With Autism More Likely to Be Overweight or Obese

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have increased odds of overweight/obesity compared with general population controls after adjustment for child co-occurring conditions.

Weight Regain After Bariatric Surgery to Predict Clinical Outcomes

Weight Regain After Bariatric Surgery to Predict Clinical Outcomes

Measures that quantified weight regain as a percentage of maximum weight lost had the strongest association and best fit with clinical outcomes.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Unrelated to Weight Gain in Sleep Apnea

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Unrelated to Weight Gain in Sleep Apnea

The SAVE study was a multicenter, international clinical trial that tested the efficacy of continuous positive airway pressure and normal care in patients with sleep apnea.

Is Weight Stigma Worse Than Obesity? How to Provide More Compassionate Care

Is Weight Stigma Worse Than Obesity? How to Provide More Compassionate Care

Obesity rates are nearly 40% among US adults, but traditional treatment methods are found to contribute to weight stigma, creating a population that's unhealthier than ever.

Gastric Banding vs Metformin for Improved Insulin Sensitivity in Mild T2D

Gastric Banding vs Metformin for Improved Insulin Sensitivity in Mild T2D

Gastric banding and metformin resulted in similar improvements in insulin sensitivity in moderately obese adults with impaired glucose tolerance or mild T2D over a 2-year period.

Trends in Metabolic, Bariatric Surgery for Pediatric Patients

Trends in Metabolic, Bariatric Surgery for Pediatric Patients

From 2005 through 2014, an estimated 14,178 metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) procedures were performed among pediatric patients aged 20 years and younger with severe obesity.

Saxenda Labeling Updated With Cardiovascular Safety Data

Saxenda Labeling Updated With Cardiovascular Safety Data

The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study (N = 9340) evaluated the time from randomization to first occurrence of major adverse CV events (MACE) (non-fatal heart attack, non-fatal stroke, CV death) in patients treated with liraglutide 1.8mg once daily or placebo.

Pediatric Obesity Linked to Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

Pediatric Obesity Linked to Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

High childhood body mass index is strongly correlated with slipped capital femoral epiphysis.

Obesity Not Associated With Worse Outcomes in Thyroid Cancer

Obesity Not Associated With Worse Outcomes in Thyroid Cancer

Obesity was not associated with more aggressive clinicopathologic features of thyroid cancer.

Sharp Decrease in US Life Expectancy Rankings by 2040

Sharp Decrease in US Life Expectancy Rankings by 2040

The United States will have the largest drop in life expectancy rankings of all high-income countries by 2040.

Early-Onset Asthma/Wheezing Associated With Later Childhood Obesity

Early-Onset Asthma/Wheezing Associated With Later Childhood Obesity

Children with asthma had a 66% higher risk for incident obesity compared with children without asthma.

Bariatric Surgery Reduces Macrovascular Complications in Obesity, T2D

Bariatric Surgery Reduces Macrovascular Complications in Obesity, T2D

For patients with severe obesity and type 2 diabetes, bariatric surgery is associated with a lower risk for macrovascular outcomes compared with not undergoing surgery.

Unapproved Active Pharmaceuticals Identified in Many Dietary Supplements

Unapproved Active Pharmaceuticals Identified in Many Dietary Supplements

Dietary supplements often include active pharmaceuticals, even after warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Heritability of BMI Stronger in Obesogenic Environments

Heritability of BMI Stronger in Obesogenic Environments

Heritability of BMI was significantly higher in children living in high-risk obesogenic environments compared with those living in low-risk environments.

Weight Gain in Childhood Persists As Overweight, Obesity in Adolescence

Weight Gain in Childhood Persists As Overweight, Obesity in Adolescence

Greater weight gain in early childhood often carries over to overweight and obesity in adolescence.

Obesity in Adolescent Girls Associated With Negative Outcomes in Adulthood

Obesity in Adolescent Girls Associated With Negative Outcomes in Adulthood

Girls with obesity in adolescence are associated with lower educational attainment and income-related outcomes compared with girls without adolescent obesity.

Vegan Diet Associated With Weight Loss and Reduced Insulin Resistance

Vegan Diet Associated With Weight Loss and Reduced Insulin Resistance

Investigators examine the effect of a low-fat, plant-based diet on insulin resistance and body composition.

Breastfeeding Inversely Associated With Weight Gain Velocity and BMI

Breastfeeding Inversely Associated With Weight Gain Velocity and BMI

Breastfeeding is inversely associated with body mass index z scores measured at 12 months, and the association is attenuated with formula supplementation by six months.

Lorcaserin Reduces Risk for Incident Diabetes in Patients With Prediabetes

Lorcaserin Reduces Risk for Incident Diabetes in Patients With Prediabetes

In this new analysis, researchers looked at the long-term effects of the drug on diabetes prevention and remission in these patients.

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