ObesityWeek2015

Liraglutide Delayed Type 2 Diabetes in Obese Patients with Prediabetes

Liraglutide Delayed Type 2 Diabetes in Obese Patients with Prediabetes

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Treatment with liraglutide was associated with 6.1% weight loss and reduced diabetes risk by nearly 80%.

Noninvasive Gastric Balloon May Boost Satiety in Obese Patients

Noninvasive Gastric Balloon May Boost Satiety in Obese Patients

In an early trial, patients lost an average of 37% of their excess weight in 4 months.

Two Genes May Alter Brain Responses to High-Calorie Foods

Two Genes May Alter Brain Responses to High-Calorie Foods

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Two genetic variants are associated with heightened brain reward responses to foods high in fat and sugar.

Maternal High-Fat Diet, Obesity May Program Offspring for Weight Gain

Maternal High-Fat Diet, Obesity May Program Offspring for Weight Gain

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Mothers with a high-fat diet may program their offspring for increased weight.

Hypothalamic Gliosis May Be Associated With Insulin Resistance, Obesity

Hypothalamic Gliosis May Be Associated With Insulin Resistance, Obesity

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New data link hypothalamic gliosis with higher BMI and increased insulin resistance.

Teen-LABS: Bariatric Surgery Beneficial for Adolescents After 3 Years

Teen-LABS: Bariatric Surgery Beneficial for Adolescents After 3 Years

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Weight, metabolic health, and overall quality of life improved 3 years after bariatric surgery.

Cell Phone Intervention Alone May Not Lead to Sustained Weight Loss

Cell Phone Intervention Alone May Not Lead to Sustained Weight Loss

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Despite high engagement, a cell phone intervention did not increase weight loss.

Stressed Parents More Likely to Have Obese Children

Stressed Parents More Likely to Have Obese Children

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Children of Latino parents with high stress levels are twice as likely to be obese.

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation May Help Curb Overeating

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation May Help Curb Overeating

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Noninvasive brain stimulation may help decrease caloric intake and promote weight loss.

Sleep Loss May Significantly Affect Insulin Sensitivity

Sleep Loss May Significantly Affect Insulin Sensitivity

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One night of sleep deprivation may be as detrimental as 6 months on a high-fat diet.

Health Insurance Coverage of Obesity Treatments Lacking

Health Insurance Coverage of Obesity Treatments Lacking

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Health insurance often excludes obesity treatments, even when target BMI is included in employee wellness programs.

Certain Words May Trigger Consumption of High-Calorie Foods

Certain Words May Trigger Consumption of High-Calorie Foods

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Stress and genetics may also play a role in the effect of food cues on some people.

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