Obesity

T2D in African American Women Ups ER-negative Breast Cancer Risk

T2D in African American Women Ups ER-negative Breast Cancer Risk

The high prevalence of T2D in African American women could explain previously identified racial disparities in breast cancer incidence.

Traumatic Life Events Increase Obesity Risk in Women

Traumatic Life Events Increase Obesity Risk in Women

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Traumatic events included death of a child, being the victim of assault, experiencing a life-threatening illness, or spouse or child experiencing an accident.

Family-Based Therapy Feasible for Overweight, Obese Children and Their Parents

Family-Based Therapy Feasible for Overweight, Obese Children and Their Parents

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Higher-dose and specialized treatment content designed to help families maintain weight-control behaviors following family-based behavioral weight loss treatment enhances weight outcomes.

Optimal Timing of Gastric Bypass and Cholecystectomy When Both Procedures Clinically Indicated

Optimal Timing of Gastric Bypass and Cholecystectomy When Both Procedures Clinically Indicated

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Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) with simultaneous cholecystectomy had a significantly higher complication rate and took more than 1 hour longer than RYGB without cholecystectomy.

Short-Term Probiotics Increase Weight Loss in Overweight, Obesity

Short-Term Probiotics Increase Weight Loss in Overweight, Obesity

Probiotic supplementation resulted in a significant reduction in body weight, BMI, and fat percentage in people with overweight or obesity.

Bariatric Surgery: An Effective Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

Bariatric Surgery: An Effective Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

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Bariatric surgery appears to induce changes in the gastrointestinal tract and its interactions with the endocrine system in ways that may influence glycemic control.

Obesity Linked to Low Sperm Quality, Semen Volume

Obesity Linked to Low Sperm Quality, Semen Volume

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Obese men have lower semen volume, number, concentration, and motility, as well as a higher prevalence of oligospermia and asthenospermia.

Challenges in Obesity: Reducing the Burden Through Population Health Management

Challenges in Obesity: Reducing the Burden Through Population Health Management

The latest CDC findings show that 40% of US adults and 19% of US children are affected by obesity.

Improved Outcomes in Prediabetes, T2D With Liraglutide

Improved Outcomes in Prediabetes, T2D With Liraglutide

The efficacy of liraglutide therapy was examined in metformin-treated subjects with obesity.

Obesity-Linked Cancers Affected by Dietary Energy Density in Women

Obesity-Linked Cancers Affected by Dietary Energy Density in Women

Dietary energy density correlated with elevated BMI and waist circumference in normal-weight women.

Preventing T2D With Referral to Commercial Weight Management Program

Preventing T2D With Referral to Commercial Weight Management Program

Referral to a commercial weight management program, such as Weight Watchers, can be effective in preventing diabetes.

T2D Remission, Weigh Loss Associated With Roux-en-Y Surgery

T2D Remission, Weigh Loss Associated With Roux-en-Y Surgery

Researchers have identified lasting benefits for patients with severe obesity who undergo Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.

ICU Resource Use After Cardiac Surgery Increased With Obesity

ICU Resource Use After Cardiac Surgery Increased With Obesity

Increasing obesity is associated with increased ICU resource utilization in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.

Strong Religious Beliefs May be Associated With Obesity

Strong Religious Beliefs May be Associated With Obesity

It has been shown that there is an association between religious affiliation and higher body weight.

 Long-term Mortality Rates After Gastric Bypass in Diabetic Patients

Long-term Mortality Rates After Gastric Bypass in Diabetic Patients

There is reduced mortality for patients with diabetes undergoing RYGB.

Changes in Adiposity Related to Late Life Cognitive Performance in African Americans

Changes in Adiposity Related to Late Life Cognitive Performance in African Americans

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Increasing waist circumference in midlife increases the risk of cognitive decline in late life.

Stroke Risk Upped With High Childhood BMI

Stroke Risk Upped With High Childhood BMI

Increases in BMI z-score between 7 and 13 years of age increase a person's risk of ischemic stroke in early adulthood.

Changes in Metabolic Biomarkers in Children With Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Changes in Metabolic Biomarkers in Children With Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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Obstructive sleep apnea treatment can impact metabolic alterations in children with obesity and OSA.

Fatty Acid Remodeling Common in T2D Following Bariatric Surgery

Fatty Acid Remodeling Common in T2D Following Bariatric Surgery

Researchers examined how adipocyte size reduction and fatty acid metabolism contribute to remission in type 2 diabetes following bariatric surgery.

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.

Stress, Sleep Disruption Impacts Nutrition, Mental Health

Stress, Sleep Disruption Impacts Nutrition, Mental Health

Stress is associated with impaired sleep and possible 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.

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