Weight Loss

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.

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.

Extended-Release Naltrexone/Bupropion Efficacious for Weight Loss in Type 2 Diabetes

Extended-Release Naltrexone/Bupropion Efficacious for Weight Loss in Type 2 Diabetes

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Two studies examined the effects of naltrexone/bupropion on weight loss, glycemic parameters, and cardiovascular risks 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.

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.

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.

Gastric Bypass Outcomes in Severely Obese Teens

Gastric Bypass Outcomes in Severely Obese Teens

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Severely obese adolescents who underwent gastric bypass surgery experienced significant weight loss that was maintained over long-term follow-up.

Rate of Weight Loss May Be Linked to Dementia in Older Women

Rate of Weight Loss May Be Linked to Dementia in Older Women

Rate of loss over 20 years linked to development of mild cognitive impairment or dementia in women surviving past age 80.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass vs Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding in Type 2 Diabetes

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass vs Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding in Type 2 Diabetes

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Although glucose control is initially superior following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass vs laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, greater weight loss may attenuate this effect.

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.

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.

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.

Education on Use of Herbal Weight Loss Products Is Necessary

Education on Use of Herbal Weight Loss Products Is Necessary

More than 80% felt that weight loss products have severe adverse effects.

Higher-Income Patients More Likely to Receive Weight-Loss Advice

Higher-Income Patients More Likely to Receive Weight-Loss Advice

For overweight or obese individuals, income predicts receipt of weight-loss advice from health care providers.

Weight Loss Not Inhibited by FTO Gene

Weight Loss Not Inhibited by FTO Gene

Patients with the FTO gene respond to weight-loss strategies as well as those without the gene.

Effectiveness of Wearable Technology Questionable for Sustained Weight Loss

Effectiveness of Wearable Technology Questionable for Sustained Weight Loss

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Researchers questioned whether the addition of wearable technology actually benefited sustained, long-term weight loss.

Smartphone Apps Help Patients Adopt Healthy Lifestyle

Smartphone Apps Help Patients Adopt Healthy Lifestyle

Various smartphone apps can help patients adopt a healthy lifestyle that might reduce risk of cardiovascular events.

Study: Many Bariatric Surgery Patients Maintained Weight Loss for 10 Years

Study: Many Bariatric Surgery Patients Maintained Weight Loss for 10 Years

Much of the weight lost via bariatric surgery appears to stay off for at least 10 years, according to a study published online in JAMA Surgery.

VIDEO: Expert Discusses Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty for Weight Loss

VIDEO: Expert Discusses Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty for Weight Loss

Watch Christopher Thompson, MD, of Brigham and Women's Hospital, explain the minimally invasive endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty procedure for weight loss.

Tackling the Obesity Epidemic

Tackling the Obesity Epidemic

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Diabetes educators can help patients with obesity achieve long-term weight loss and prevent gaining it back.

Nonnutritive Sweeteners May Not Change Appetite

Nonnutritive Sweeteners May Not Change Appetite

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Data show that nonnutritive sweeteners likely do not change appetite or cause diabetes and may actually help with weight loss.

Why Do Some People Eat More Than They Think?

Why Do Some People Eat More Than They Think?

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Taking steps to increase the visibility and convenience of healthier foods may help people lose weight.

Certain Preoperative Clinical Factors May Predict Long-Term Weight Loss With Gastric Bypass

Certain Preoperative Clinical Factors May Predict Long-Term Weight Loss With Gastric Bypass

Preoperative clinical factors, such as insulin use or a history of smoking, are linked to greater long-term weight loss after gastric bypass.

Do Decreased Triglycerides Contribute to Reduced Serum Uric Acid Levels After Weight Loss?

Do Decreased Triglycerides Contribute to Reduced Serum Uric Acid Levels After Weight Loss?

A study recently examined the mechanisms behind the reduction in serum uric acid levels following weight loss in obese patients.

Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Rare Cause of Obesity

Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Rare Cause of Obesity

An experimental drug spurred substantial weight loss in patients with proopiomelanocortin (POMC) deficiency.

Diet-Induced Weight Loss May Be Beneficial for Cancer Prevention in Obese Women

Diet-Induced Weight Loss May Be Beneficial for Cancer Prevention in Obese Women

Overweight and obese women who lose weight via calorie restriction, with or without exercise, may lower their odds of developing cancer as their levels of proteins tied to angiogenesis drop.

Intensive Lifestyle Intervention May Prevent Disability in Type 2 Diabetes

Intensive Lifestyle Intervention May Prevent Disability in Type 2 Diabetes

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A lifestyle-based, intensive weight loss intervention may lead to significant delays in the onset of physical disability in overweight and obese adults with type 2 diabetes.

Study Compares Weight Loss With Prescription Drugs for Obesity

Study Compares Weight Loss With Prescription Drugs for Obesity

Any prescription weight-loss drugs can help obese adults lose weight, although some may be more effective than others.

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