Obesity

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

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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

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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.

Benfits of Weight Loss in Women With HIV

Benfits of Weight Loss in Women With HIV

Moderate, diet-induced weight loss can improve metabolic and cardiovascular risk factors in women with HIV.

Canagliflozin/Phentermine Results in Superior Weight Loss in Obesity Without Diabetes

Canagliflozin/Phentermine Results in Superior Weight Loss in Obesity Without Diabetes

Canagliflozin/phentermine (CANA/PHEN) resulted in superior weight loss at 26 weeks in adults without type 2 diabetes.

Increased Risk of Severe Liver Disease in Adolescent Men With High BMI

Increased Risk of Severe Liver Disease in Adolescent Men With High BMI

Higher body mass indices in late adolescent men were associated with increased risk of developing severe liver disease, including hepatocellular carcinoma.

Intravisceral Abdominal Fat Mass Reduction With Menopausal Hormone Therapy

Intravisceral Abdominal Fat Mass Reduction With Menopausal Hormone Therapy

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Researchers examined body mass index differences in current, past, and never users of menopausal hormone therapy.

Elevated Hair Cortisol Concentration Associated with Adiposity, Obesity Persistence

Elevated Hair Cortisol Concentration Associated with Adiposity, Obesity Persistence

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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.

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.

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.

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

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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

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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.

How Does Antipsychotic Treatment Affect Cardiometabolic Factors in Young Patients?

How Does Antipsychotic Treatment Affect Cardiometabolic Factors in Young Patients?

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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

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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.

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