ObesityWeek 2016

The Carbohydrate-Insulin Model: Is It Too Simple?

The Carbohydrate-Insulin Model: Is It Too Simple?

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Losing weight is more complex than following a simple diet.

Some Older Adults With Obesity May Avoid Medical Care Due to Stigma

Some Older Adults With Obesity May Avoid Medical Care Due to Stigma

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The stigma associated with excess weight may cause some older adults with obesity to avoid seeking health care.

Diabetes Risk Higher in Metabolically Healthy Obesity

Diabetes Risk Higher in Metabolically Healthy Obesity

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Patients with metabolically healthy obesity are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

Commercial Weight Loss Programs May Benefit Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Commercial Weight Loss Programs May Benefit Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

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Weight Watchers plus additional education improved glycemic control in overweight or obese patients with type 2 diabetes.

Depression, Antidepressant Use Associated With BMI in Youths

Depression, Antidepressant Use Associated With BMI in Youths

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Children and adolescents with a diagnosis of depression or who have used antidepressants were more likely to have a higher BMI.

Changing Meal Times May Have a Beneficial Effect

Changing Meal Times May Have a Beneficial Effect

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A meal-timing strategy may reduce swings in hunger as well as change fat- and carbohydrate-burning patterns.

Researchers Discuss Barriers to Getting Professional Weight Loss Help

Researchers Discuss Barriers to Getting Professional Weight Loss Help

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A lack of insurance coverage for weight-loss treatments as well as diagnoses of obesity are significant barriers.

Gastric Bypass May Significantly Reduce Long-Term Mortality Risk

Gastric Bypass May Significantly Reduce Long-Term Mortality Risk

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Patients who undergo Roux-en-Y gastric bypass are less likely to die from obesity or other diseases than those who did not undergo the procedure 10 years later.

Does Meal Replacement and Topiramate Reduce Adolescent BMI?

Does Meal Replacement and Topiramate Reduce Adolescent BMI?

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Researchers assessed the safety and efficacy of meal replacement plus topiramate vs placebo for BMI reduction in adolescents with severe obesity.

Early Response to Liraglutide Predicted Significant Weight Loss Later

Early Response to Liraglutide Predicted Significant Weight Loss Later

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Patients who lost weight with liraglutide after 16 weeks achieved clinically significant weight loss at 56 weeks.

Increases in Childhood Obesity During Summer Vacation

Increases in Childhood Obesity During Summer Vacation

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Efforts to keep children healthy must extend to summer breaks from school.

Is Gene Expression Linked to Obesity?

Is Gene Expression Linked to Obesity?

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An analysis of genetic traits has revealed a new link between THNSL2 gene expression and obesity in a group of healthy men.

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