Weight Management

BMI, Age Impact Inpatient Anorexia Nervosa Outcomes

BMI, Age Impact Inpatient Anorexia Nervosa Outcomes

BMI and age at hospital admission are both predictive of potential negative outcomes in patients with anorexia nervosa.

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.

Gestational Weight Gain Linked to Adverse Outcomes

Gestational Weight Gain Linked to Adverse Outcomes

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Gestational weight gain above current recommendations was a risk of infants with macrosomia or needing a cesarian delivery.

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.

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.

IL-32 Linked to Inflammation in Obesity

IL-32 Linked to Inflammation in Obesity

In patients with obesity, levels of IL-32 were higher in visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissue and peripheral mononuclear blood cells.

Maintaining Weight Tied to Decreased Medical Costs in Type 2 Diabetes

Maintaining Weight Tied to Decreased Medical Costs in Type 2 Diabetes

For patients with type 2 diabetes, maintaining body weight is associated with a reduction in medical care costs, while weight gain is associated with variable cost increases depending on the HbA1c level.

Metformin May Reduce Treatment-Related Weight Gain in Autism

Metformin May Reduce Treatment-Related Weight Gain in Autism

Metformin may be effective in decreasing weight gain associated with atypical antipsychotic use in autism spectrum disorder.

Flavonoid Consumption Linked to Weight Change Over Time

Flavonoid Consumption Linked to Weight Change Over Time

High intake of foods rich in flavonols may contribute to weight maintenance in adulthood.

Genetics May Affect Effectiveness of Weight-Loss Strategies

Genetics May Affect Effectiveness of Weight-Loss Strategies

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A Working Group created by the Trans-National Institutes of Health (NIH) Committee on Genes, Behavior and Response to Weight Loss Interventions aimed to better understand how genes affect weight both biologically and behaviorally.

Lifestyle Intervention Decreased Weight Retention in Gestational Diabetes

Lifestyle Intervention Decreased Weight Retention in Gestational Diabetes

A diabetes prevention program-derived lifestyle intervention benefits women with gestational diabetes.

Risk for Type 2 Diabetes With Weight Gain Higher in Young Adults

Risk for Type 2 Diabetes With Weight Gain Higher in Young Adults

Relative risk for same level of weight gain greater in younger adults than in middle-aged adults.

Lifestyle Intervention Reduced Gestational Diabetes Incidence in High-Risk Women

Lifestyle Intervention Reduced Gestational Diabetes Incidence in High-Risk Women

Researchers also found less weight gain, increased physical activity and improved dietary quality with intervention.

FDA Approves ReShape Dual Balloon for Treatment of Obesity

FDA Approves ReShape Dual Balloon for Treatment of Obesity

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The FDA approved a new balloon device to treat obesity without the need for invasive surgery.

Many Obese Patients Fail to Maintain Weight Loss

Many Obese Patients Fail to Maintain Weight Loss

Although odds of losing 5% of body weight were better, three-quarters of patients gained it back in 5 years.

One-Third of Young Adults Too Overweight for U.S. Military

One-Third of Young Adults Too Overweight for U.S. Military

There has been a 61% rise in obesity among the U.S. military's active duty forces since 2002.

Effective Strategies Needed to Prevent Weight Gain After Smoking Cessation

Effective Strategies Needed to Prevent Weight Gain After Smoking Cessation

Weight gain and BMI increased among people who quit smoking.

Contrave Cardiovascular Outcomes Trial Halted

Contrave Cardiovascular Outcomes Trial Halted

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Manufacturers announce the early termination of the Light Study, a cardiovascular outcomes trial involving Contrave.

SLIMM-T2D: Gastric Banding vs. Intensive Diabetes, Weight Management Program

SLIMM-T2D: Gastric Banding vs. Intensive Diabetes, Weight Management Program

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Both gastric banding and an intensive diabetes and weight management program resulted in similar outcomes in patients with diabetes at 1 year.

Food Quality May Be as Important as Counting Calories

Food Quality May Be as Important as Counting Calories

Researchers say it's not just about calories; some foods do not affect weight as much as people think.

Saxenda Available for Chronic Weight Managment

Saxenda Available for Chronic Weight Managment

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Novo Nordisk announced the launch of Saxenda (liraglutide) injection for chronic weight management in adults with obesity or overweight and at least one weight-related comorbidity.

Obesity Intervention Reduces BMI in Children

Obesity Intervention Reduces BMI in Children

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Children whose families and pediatricians were most adherent to an obesity intervention program saw greater improvements in BMI.

Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig May Beat Other Commercial Diet Plans

Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig May Beat Other Commercial Diet Plans

Scientific evidence shows both plans helped customers maintain weight loss for at least a year.

Motivational Interviewing May Help Weight Loss in Primary Care

Motivational Interviewing May Help Weight Loss in Primary Care

Review shows benefit for patients, with significant weight loss reported in nearly 40% of studies.

Information on Disordered Eating Not Reaching Overweight Youth

Information on Disordered Eating Not Reaching Overweight Youth

The prevalence of disordered eating among overweight girls and boys remained the same from 1999 to 2010.

Being Overweight in Youth May Increase Colorectal Cancer Risk in Women

Being Overweight in Youth May Increase Colorectal Cancer Risk in Women

A new study supports evidence that body size in childhood may influence cancer risk decades later.

Liraglutide as Saxenda for Obesity

Liraglutide as Saxenda for Obesity

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Jennifer N. Clements, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, BCACP, discusses the pros and cons of liraglutide as a new therapy for weight management.

LEGACY: Weight Loss Linked to Reduced Atrial Fibrillation Burden

LEGACY: Weight Loss Linked to Reduced Atrial Fibrillation Burden

Long-term sustained weight loss has been associated with a significant reduction in atrial fibrillation burden in obese patients.

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