Obesity

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.

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

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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

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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

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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.

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