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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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Gestational Weight Gain Linked to Adverse Outcomes

Gestational Weight Gain Linked to Adverse Outcomes

Gestational weight gain above current recommendations was a risk of infants with macrosomia or needing a cesarian delivery.

Worldwide Obesity Prevalence: BMI On The Rise in 70 Countries

Worldwide Obesity Prevalence: BMI On The Rise in 70 Countries

In 2015, more than 107 and 603 million children and adults, respectively, were obese.

Grand Rounds Discussion: What Is The Role of Weight Loss Surgery in Obesity?

Grand Rounds Discussion: What Is The Role of Weight Loss Surgery in Obesity?

Despite existing guidelines, many eligible patients are not offered weight loss surgery as an option.

Cardiometabolic Disease Staging Score Useful in Quantifying T2D Risk in Overweight, Obesity

Cardiometabolic Disease Staging Score Useful in Quantifying T2D Risk in Overweight, Obesity

Cardiometabolic Disease Staging scores can be used to quantify diabetes risk and assess efficacy of weight loss pharmacotherapy in obesity.

Prolonged Delayed Eating Linked to Weight Gain, Increased Respiratory Quotient

Prolonged Delayed Eating Linked to Weight Gain, Increased Respiratory Quotient

Data presented at SLEEP 2017 found that delayed eating was linked to weight gain vs a daytime eating pattern in healthy adults.

Maternal Overweight, Obesity Linked to Increase in Fetal Birth Defects

Maternal Overweight, Obesity Linked to Increase in Fetal Birth Defects

Researchers suggest that women with overweight or obesity aim to lose weight before becoming pregnant.

Cruciferous Vegetables May Regulate Dysglcemia In Obesity With T2D

Cruciferous Vegetables May Regulate Dysglcemia In Obesity With T2D

Sulforaphane extract from cruciferous vegetables aids in dysglycemia regulation in patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes Have Negative Effects on Brain Function

Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes Have Negative Effects on Brain Function

Obesity negatively affects brain function, particularly in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Linear Relationship Between HbA1c Reduction And Weight Loss in T2D

Linear Relationship Between HbA1c Reduction And Weight Loss in T2D

A linear relationship was identified between weight loss and HbA1c reduction in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Obesity-Related Cancer Risk Linked to Body Fat Location

Obesity-Related Cancer Risk Linked to Body Fat Location

Body mass index, waist circumference, and hip circumference were measured to analyze respective associations with increased cancer risks.

Elevated C-reactive Protein With High BMI in Schizophrenia

Elevated C-reactive Protein With High BMI in Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia with high BMI is associated with elevated C-reactive protein.

Gene-Based Research Identifies Novel Adiposity Variants

Gene-Based Research Identifies Novel Adiposity Variants

A genome-wide interaction meta-analysis of BMI found that the effects of the FTO gene could be modified with regular physical activity.

Novel "Balloon-In-A-Pill" Explored For Nonsurgical Weight Loss

Novel "Balloon-In-A-Pill" Explored For Nonsurgical Weight Loss

After 6 months, patients who used the new "balloon-in-a-pill" for nonsurgical weight loss lost 12.6% of their body weight.

Increased Lifetime Risk of Depression In Children With Obesity

Increased Lifetime Risk of Depression In Children With Obesity

Childhood obesity is linked to long-lasting mental health repercussions, including depression in adulthood.

Does Aerobic-Resistance Exercise Benefit Seniors With Obesity?

Does Aerobic-Resistance Exercise Benefit Seniors With Obesity?

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.

Acute Remission With Antidepressant Medication Based on Obesity, Sex

Acute Remission With Antidepressant Medication Based on Obesity, Sex

Researchers at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System analyzed data for 659 outpatients who completed the iSPOT-D randomized clinical trial.

Brain Function Abnormalities With Overweight/Obesity in Type 2 Diabetes

Brain Function Abnormalities With Overweight/Obesity in Type 2 Diabetes

Patients with overweight or obesity with type 2 diabetes had a lower global mean cortical thickness compared with patients at a normal weight.

Behavioral Programs Increase Weight Loss in Adults With Obesity

Behavioral Programs Increase Weight Loss in Adults With Obesity

Referral to a 12-week open-group behavioral weight loss led to increased weight loss among adults with obesity.

HIIT Exercise Programs Show Similar Efficacy As Moderate Intensity Programs

HIIT Exercise Programs Show Similar Efficacy As Moderate Intensity Programs

Results were based on data collected from 13 studies examining HIIT vs MICT for improving body composition in obesity.

Effect of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy on BMI in HIV

Effect of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy on BMI in HIV

Patients on HAART may require additional metabolic monitoring for cardiovascular issues.

Postbiotic Reduces Glucose Intolerance and Adipose Inflammation

Postbiotic Reduces Glucose Intolerance and Adipose Inflammation

Postbiotic reduced hepatic insulin resistance in obesity and low-level endotoxemia.

Are Exercise Interventions Effective in Rural and Urban Communities?

Are Exercise Interventions Effective in Rural and Urban Communities?

Data from nearly 9000 participants were included in the qualitative synthesis and meta-analysis.

Heart Failure Risk Association with BMI and Cardiorespiratory Fitness

Heart Failure Risk Association with BMI and Cardiorespiratory Fitness

After adjustment for established risk factors, higher BMI during mid-life was "significantly associated" with elevated risk of hospitalization for HF.

All-Cause, Cause-Specific Mortality Increased With Elevated BMI

All-Cause, Cause-Specific Mortality Increased With Elevated BMI

Patients at maximum BMI in overweight, obese I and obese II categories had an increased risk of all-cause death.

Body Weight Fluctuations Increase CV Event Risk

Body Weight Fluctuations Increase CV Event Risk

Body weight fluctuations can be linked to higher mortality and cardiovascular events, regardless of traditional CV risk factors.

BMI May Underestimate Metabolic Abnormality Risk Assessment in Minorities

BMI May Underestimate Metabolic Abnormality Risk Assessment in Minorities

A cross-sectional analysis of participants found that typical BMI criteria may overlook cardiometabolic risk in racial and ethnic minority groups.

Obesity Management Guidelines Overwhelm School Nurses

Obesity Management Guidelines Overwhelm School Nurses

Researchers have identified the barriers to school nurse-led implementation of pediatric obesity management guidelines.

Metabolic Syndrome Not Associated With Incident Knee Osteoarthritis

Metabolic Syndrome Not Associated With Incident Knee Osteoarthritis

Study uses data from the Framingham Offspring Cohort to investigate possible relationships between knee osteoarthritis and components of the metabolic syndrome.

Obesity Paradox Reported in Atrial Fibrillation Outcomes

Obesity Paradox Reported in Atrial Fibrillation Outcomes

All-cause mortality and cardiovascular death outcomes may be paradoxically improved in obese patients with atrial fibrillation.

Increased Risk of Metabolic Syndrome in Women on Inhaled Corticosteroids

Increased Risk of Metabolic Syndrome in Women on Inhaled Corticosteroids

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.

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