Obesity

Population at Risk: CVD Events Increased in Metabolically Healthy Obese

Population at Risk: CVD Events Increased in Metabolically Healthy Obese

Researchers created body size phenotypes, defined by BMI category, to assess CVD incidence in a metabolically healthy obese population.

BMD and Physical Activity: Examining the Relationship in Class III Obesity

BMD and Physical Activity: Examining the Relationship in Class III Obesity

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Both intensity of physical activity and time spent active can explain variability in femoral neck BMD in people with class III obesity.

Bariatric Surgery at Lower BMI Tends to Have Better Outcomes

Bariatric Surgery at Lower BMI Tends to Have Better Outcomes

According to recent research published in JAMA Surgery, bariatric surgery at body mass index less than 40 kg/m² tends to achieve better results.

Teenage Obesity Ups Colorectal Cancer Risk

Teenage Obesity Ups Colorectal Cancer Risk

Over an average 23-year follow-up, nearly 3000 participants developed colorectal cancer.

Ethical Considerations in Publicly Funded Fertility Treatment

Ethical Considerations in Publicly Funded Fertility Treatment

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High costs associated with in vitro fertilization create barriers to fertility treatments that many cannot overcome.

Metabolic Impact of High Fructose Corn Syrup Restriction in Obese Children

Metabolic Impact of High Fructose Corn Syrup Restriction in Obese Children

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Restricting consumption of high fructose corn syrup did not appear to improve insulin resistance in obese children.

Genetic Relationship Between Asthma, Hay Fever, BMI Examined

Genetic Relationship Between Asthma, Hay Fever, BMI Examined

Researchers created a genetic risk score to determine the causal effect of BMI on asthma, hay fever, and allergic sensitization.

"Overfat" More Prevalent Than Overweight, Obesity Worldwide

"Overfat" More Prevalent Than Overweight, Obesity Worldwide

Individuals who are considered "overfat" have excess fat, regardless of weight or BMI measurements.

"Less Healthy" Plant Food Diet Associated With CHD Risk

"Less Healthy" Plant Food Diet Associated With CHD Risk

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Researchers created 3 plant-based diet indices based on the healthiness of specific foods.

USPSTF: Lifestyle Counseling Can Protect CV Health in Low-Risk Adults

USPSTF: Lifestyle Counseling Can Protect CV Health in Low-Risk Adults

A newly released recommendation statement suggests that physicians should provide lifestyle counseling to both low- and high-risk adults to prevent CVD.

Improved Aspirin Responsiveness in Obesity With Bariatric Surgery

Improved Aspirin Responsiveness in Obesity With Bariatric Surgery

Further investigation is needed to examine the mechanism behind aspirin responsiveness following bariatric surgery.

Early, Middle Adulthood Weight Gain Linked to Increased Chronic Disease Risk

Early, Middle Adulthood Weight Gain Linked to Increased Chronic Disease Risk

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The likelihood of healthy aging was also decreased.

Sizeism, Fat Shaming in Medical Settings Leads to Poor Physical Outcomes

Sizeism, Fat Shaming in Medical Settings Leads to Poor Physical Outcomes

Patients stigmatized based on size experience poor psychological and physical health.

Is Weight Loss Necessary Before Total Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery?

Is Weight Loss Necessary Before Total Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery?

Patients with obesity experience similar recovery time to normal-weight patients.

Overweight, Obesity Increases Costs in Health Care Settings

Overweight, Obesity Increases Costs in Health Care Settings

Median increases in health care costs were 12% and 36% for people with overweight and obesity.

Elevated Adolescent BMI Increases Stroke Risk in Adulthood

Elevated Adolescent BMI Increases Stroke Risk in Adulthood

Over 37,000 men were tracked from ages 8 to 20 to examine the link between adolescent BMI and stroke risk.

Maternal Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone, Free Thyroxine Associated With BMI

Maternal Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone, Free Thyroxine Associated With BMI

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Maternal thyroid function and weight gain in early pregnancy were associated with hypothyroidism, but not hyperthyroidism.

Metabolic Profile, Weight Increases Assessed in  Ziprasidone Augmentation for Major Depressive Disorder

Metabolic Profile, Weight Increases Assessed in Ziprasidone Augmentation for Major Depressive Disorder

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Escitalopram plus ziprasidone was found safe in certain patients, although the therapy required regular cardiovascular and metabolic monitoring.

Surgical Wound Complications With Staples, Sutures in Women With Obesity

Surgical Wound Complications With Staples, Sutures in Women With Obesity

Surgical wound complications were similar regardless of wound closure technique.

Relationship Between Psoriasis and Cardiometabolic Comorbidities Examined

Relationship Between Psoriasis and Cardiometabolic Comorbidities Examined

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Comorbidities included hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes, among others.

Influenza, Influenza-Like Illness Risk Up With Obesity

Influenza, Influenza-Like Illness Risk Up With Obesity

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Adults with obesity are twice as likely to develop influenza, regardless of vaccine status.

Sleep Disordered Breathing Impacted by Hypothyroidism, Obesity

Sleep Disordered Breathing Impacted by Hypothyroidism, Obesity

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Adult patients with obesity and hypothyroidism have lower-than-average sleep oxygen saturation.

Opioid Use High 7 Years Following Bariatric Surgery

Opioid Use High 7 Years Following Bariatric Surgery

Researchers followed 2218 patients from across the US who underwent bariatric surgery and were prescribed an opioid.

Decreased BMI z Score in Prepubertal Children With Obesity

Decreased BMI z Score in Prepubertal Children With Obesity

Metformin decreases BMI z score and improves inflammatory parameters in prepubertal children with obesity.

USPSTF Updates Recommendations for Screening Obesity in Children and Adolescents

USPSTF Updates Recommendations for Screening Obesity in Children and Adolescents

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Updates to the US Preventive Services Task Force's recommendations on obesity screening in children and adolescents focus on intensive behavioral interventions.

Interspersed Upper Body Activity With Sedentary Time Improves Glucose, Insulin

Interspersed Upper Body Activity With Sedentary Time Improves Glucose, Insulin

Short periods of arm ergometry while sitting for prolonged periods of time improve glucose and insulin in subjects with obesity.

Examining the Relationship Between Weight Loss and Knee Degeneration

Examining the Relationship Between Weight Loss and Knee Degeneration

Participants who lost between 5% and 10% or more than 10% of their body weight slowed knee joint degeneration, compared to those who maintained their current weight.

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.

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