Obesity Archive

Initial ART Therapy Increases Fat and Lean Body Mass in Patients With HIV

Initial ART Therapy Increases Fat and Lean Body Mass in Patients With HIV

Patients with HIV who are initiating ART for the first time show a significant increase in fat and lean body mass during the first few years of treatment.

Effects of a Low-Carbohydrate Diet on Weight Loss Maintenance

Effects of a Low-Carbohydrate Diet on Weight Loss Maintenance

Lowering carbohydrate consumption increases energy expenditure during weight loss maintenance, which might increase the odds of successful obesity treatment.

Frequent Family Dinners Linked to Higher-Quality Diets in Adolescents, Young Adults

Frequent Family Dinners Linked to Higher-Quality Diets in Adolescents, Young Adults

Among adolescents and young adults, family dinner frequency is associated with healthful dietary intake, regardless of family functioning.

Genetic Analysis Shows Causal Link Between Higher BMI and Risk for Depression

Genetic Analysis Shows Causal Link Between Higher BMI and Risk for Depression

Being overweight likely plays a causal role in the development of depression, even in the absence of other health problems.

Child Overweight, Obesity Linked to Increased Asthma Risk

Child Overweight, Obesity Linked to Increased Asthma Risk

Children who are overweight or obese have an increased risk for asthma.

Large For Gestational Age a Strong Predictor of Overweight, Obesity in Childhood

Large For Gestational Age a Strong Predictor of Overweight, Obesity in Childhood

Large for gestational age (LGA) is a stronger marker than maternal diabetes for subsequently being overweight or obese in early childhood.

Measures of Maximum BMI, Weight History Linked to All-Cause Mortality

Measures of Maximum BMI, Weight History Linked to All-Cause Mortality

Gauging weight history in clinical practice may help identify patients at risk for weight-related mortality.

Gestational Weight Gain and Offspring Bone Mineralization Outcomes

Gestational Weight Gain and Offspring Bone Mineralization Outcomes

There is a slight association between maternal gestational weight gain and offspring bone mineralization in under/normal weight women, but not in overweight/obese women.

Digital Obesity Treatment in Primary Care May Help Disadvantaged Patients

Digital Obesity Treatment in Primary Care May Help Disadvantaged Patients

Socioeconomically challenged patients with obesity and elevated cardiovascular risk may benefit from digital obesity treatment combined with health system resources.

Lifestyle Intervention Program Reduces Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome Risk

Lifestyle Intervention Program Reduces Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome Risk

A 12-month interdisciplinary lifestyle intervention program for prediabetic and obese patients was found to significantly reduce the risk for development of diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

Obesity in Adolescence Increases Risk of Developing Pancreatic Cancer

Obesity in Adolescence Increases Risk of Developing Pancreatic Cancer

Men and women who are obese as adolescents are at an increased risk for pancreatic cancer in adulthood.

Insurance Coverage Expanding for Obesity Prevention, Treatment

Insurance Coverage Expanding for Obesity Prevention, Treatment

Coverage for adult obesity care improved substantially in Medicaid and state employee insurance programs between 2009 and 2017.

Food Sustainability and Public Health: What Is the Physician's Responsibility?

Food Sustainability and Public Health: What Is the Physician's Responsibility?

As the global population grows, food sustainability and its effect on public health becomes even more important.

Obesity Linked to Respiratory Infection Risk in Asthma

Obesity Linked to Respiratory Infection Risk in Asthma

Higher BMI in adults was related to an increase in moderate to severe upper respiratory infections.

Pathogenesis of Postprandial Hypoglycemia After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in T2D

Pathogenesis of Postprandial Hypoglycemia After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in T2D

Postprandial hypoglycemia may occur after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in patients with type 2 diabetes, independent from diabetes remission.

Can Television Shows Help Prevent Negative Bias Toward Patients With Obesity?

Can Television Shows Help Prevent Negative Bias Toward Patients With Obesity?

Watching episodes of the television medical drama House resulted in a significant shift in perceptions of obesity among medical students.

Safety and Effectiveness of the Most Common Bariatric Procedures Examined

Safety and Effectiveness of the Most Common Bariatric Procedures Examined

Smaller studies have suggested little or no difference in short-term weight loss between Roux-En-Y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy.

Racial Disparities Observed in Childhood Obesity Rates

Racial Disparities Observed in Childhood Obesity Rates

In 2016 to 2017, the national obesity rate for youth ages 10 to 17 years was 15.8 percent, which was not statistically different from the 16.1 percent rate in 2016 alone.

Antibiotics, Antacids in Early Childhood Increase Risk for Obesity

Antibiotics, Antacids in Early Childhood Increase Risk for Obesity

Prescription of antibiotics and acid-suppressing medications in early childhood is associated with an increased risk for obesity.

Exposure to Ready-to-Eat Food Outlets Associated With Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Exposure to Ready-to-Eat Food Outlets Associated With Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Access to ready-to-eat outlets that sell food for instant consumption is associated with greater risk for type 2 diabetes.

Triponderal Mass Index Not Superior to BMI in Estimating Obesity Outcomes

Triponderal Mass Index Not Superior to BMI in Estimating Obesity Outcomes

Triponderal mass index alone and in combination with body mass index (BMI) or subscapular skinfold thickness was not superior to BMI alone for estimating obesity-related outcomes in adulthood.

Bardoxolone Methyl Leads to Weight Loss in T2D with Concurrent Chronic Kidney Disease

Bardoxolone Methyl Leads to Weight Loss in T2D with Concurrent Chronic Kidney Disease

Treatment with bardoxolone methyl resulted in significant weight loss and showed no evidence of muscle wasting in patients with type 2 diabetes and stage IV chronic kidney disease.

Hyperglycemia, Obesity, Hypertriglyceridemia Negatively Related to CAN in T2D

Hyperglycemia, Obesity, Hypertriglyceridemia Negatively Related to CAN in T2D

Hyperglycemia, obesity, and hypertriglyceridemia in type 2 diabetes are negatively related to indices of cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy.

Children With Autism More Likely to Be Overweight or Obese

Children With Autism More Likely to Be Overweight or Obese

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have increased odds of overweight/obesity compared with general population controls after adjustment for child co-occurring conditions.

Weight Regain After Bariatric Surgery to Predict Clinical Outcomes

Weight Regain After Bariatric Surgery to Predict Clinical Outcomes

Measures that quantified weight regain as a percentage of maximum weight lost had the strongest association and best fit with clinical outcomes.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Unrelated to Weight Gain in Sleep Apnea

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Unrelated to Weight Gain in Sleep Apnea

The SAVE study was a multicenter, international clinical trial that tested the efficacy of continuous positive airway pressure and normal care in patients with sleep apnea.

Is Weight Stigma Worse Than Obesity? How to Provide More Compassionate Care

Is Weight Stigma Worse Than Obesity? How to Provide More Compassionate Care

Obesity rates are nearly 40% among US adults, but traditional treatment methods are found to contribute to weight stigma, creating a population that's unhealthier than ever.

Gastric Banding vs Metformin for Improved Insulin Sensitivity in Mild T2D

Gastric Banding vs Metformin for Improved Insulin Sensitivity in Mild T2D

Gastric banding and metformin resulted in similar improvements in insulin sensitivity in moderately obese adults with impaired glucose tolerance or mild T2D over a 2-year period.

Trends in Metabolic, Bariatric Surgery for Pediatric Patients

Trends in Metabolic, Bariatric Surgery for Pediatric Patients

From 2005 through 2014, an estimated 14,178 metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) procedures were performed among pediatric patients aged 20 years and younger with severe obesity.

Saxenda Labeling Updated With Cardiovascular Safety Data

Saxenda Labeling Updated With Cardiovascular Safety Data

The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study (N = 9340) evaluated the time from randomization to first occurrence of major adverse CV events (MACE) (non-fatal heart attack, non-fatal stroke, CV death) in patients treated with liraglutide 1.8mg once daily or placebo.

Pediatric Obesity Linked to Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

Pediatric Obesity Linked to Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

High childhood body mass index is strongly correlated with slipped capital femoral epiphysis.

Obesity Not Associated With Worse Outcomes in Thyroid Cancer

Obesity Not Associated With Worse Outcomes in Thyroid Cancer

Obesity was not associated with more aggressive clinicopathologic features of thyroid cancer.

Sharp Decrease in US Life Expectancy Rankings by 2040

Sharp Decrease in US Life Expectancy Rankings by 2040

The United States will have the largest drop in life expectancy rankings of all high-income countries by 2040.

Early-Onset Asthma/Wheezing Associated With Later Childhood Obesity

Early-Onset Asthma/Wheezing Associated With Later Childhood Obesity

Children with asthma had a 66% higher risk for incident obesity compared with children without asthma.

Bariatric Surgery Reduces Macrovascular Complications in Obesity, T2D

Bariatric Surgery Reduces Macrovascular Complications in Obesity, T2D

For patients with severe obesity and type 2 diabetes, bariatric surgery is associated with a lower risk for macrovascular outcomes compared with not undergoing surgery.

Unapproved Active Pharmaceuticals Identified in Many Dietary Supplements

Unapproved Active Pharmaceuticals Identified in Many Dietary Supplements

Dietary supplements often include active pharmaceuticals, even after warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Heritability of BMI Stronger in Obesogenic Environments

Heritability of BMI Stronger in Obesogenic Environments

Heritability of BMI was significantly higher in children living in high-risk obesogenic environments compared with those living in low-risk environments.

Weight Gain in Childhood Persists As Overweight, Obesity in Adolescence

Weight Gain in Childhood Persists As Overweight, Obesity in Adolescence

Greater weight gain in early childhood often carries over to overweight and obesity in adolescence.

Obesity in Adolescent Girls Associated With Negative Outcomes in Adulthood

Obesity in Adolescent Girls Associated With Negative Outcomes in Adulthood

Girls with obesity in adolescence are associated with lower educational attainment and income-related outcomes compared with girls without adolescent obesity.

Vegan Diet Associated With Weight Loss and Reduced Insulin Resistance

Vegan Diet Associated With Weight Loss and Reduced Insulin Resistance

Investigators examine the effect of a low-fat, plant-based diet on insulin resistance and body composition.

Breastfeeding Inversely Associated With Weight Gain Velocity and BMI

Breastfeeding Inversely Associated With Weight Gain Velocity and BMI

Breastfeeding is inversely associated with body mass index z scores measured at 12 months, and the association is attenuated with formula supplementation by six months.

Lorcaserin Reduces Risk for Incident Diabetes in Patients With Prediabetes

Lorcaserin Reduces Risk for Incident Diabetes in Patients With Prediabetes

In this new analysis, researchers looked at the long-term effects of the drug on diabetes prevention and remission in these patients.

Obesity Reduces Number of Disease-Free Years Regardless of Lifestyle

Obesity Reduces Number of Disease-Free Years Regardless of Lifestyle

Obesity is associated with loss of disease-free years irrespective of position in the social hierarchy and lifestyle.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Associated With Long-Term Bone Loss

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Associated With Long-Term Bone Loss

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is associated with bone density and skeletal microarchitecture deterioration, leading to substantial cumulative bone loss.

Lorcaserin Facilitates Weight Loss in Patients Who Are Overweight, Obese

Lorcaserin Facilitates Weight Loss in Patients Who Are Overweight, Obese

Lorcaserin facilitates sustained weight loss without increasing the rate of major cardiovascular events among overweight or obese patients.

Linking Gestational Diabetes to Maternal Glucose Metabolism, Childhood Adiposity

Linking Gestational Diabetes to Maternal Glucose Metabolism, Childhood Adiposity

To understand the associations between exposure to gestational diabetes and the risk for maternal glucose metabolism and childhood adiposity, researchers followed a cohort of mothers and children for a median of 11.4 years.

Increased Participation With Online Diabetes Prevention Program

Increased Participation With Online Diabetes Prevention Program

For overweight/obese veterans with prediabetes, participation is higher for online Diabetes Prevention Programs, but weight loss is similar for online and in-person DPPs.

Lifestyle Interventions Cut Excess Gestational Weight Gain

Lifestyle Interventions Cut Excess Gestational Weight Gain

Lifestyle interventions focusing on diet and physical activity result in less excess gestational weight gain (GWG) among women with overweight and obesity.

Gestational Diabetes Tied to Subsequent Glucose Disorders

Gestational Diabetes Tied to Subsequent Glucose Disorders

Untreated gestational diabetes is associated with development of subsequent glucose metabolism disorders in mothers, but is not significantly associated with the composite outcome of childhood overweight/obesity in long-term follow-up of offspring.

Adipokines Associated With Clinical Course Alteration in Pediatric Patients With T1D

Adipokines Associated With Clinical Course Alteration in Pediatric Patients With T1D

Altered serum levels of nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase, omentin-1, and caspase-cleaved cytokeratin 18 fragment M30 in children with type 1 diabetes may signify metabolic differences that do not stabilize with insulin treatment.

Behavioral Weight Loss Interventions May Prevent Obesity

Behavioral Weight Loss Interventions May Prevent Obesity

The USPSTF recommends that clinicians refer adults with a body mass index of 30 or higher to intensive, multicompetent behavioral interventions.

Adding Fish Oil in Pregnancy May Lead to Higher Child BMI

Adding Fish Oil in Pregnancy May Lead to Higher Child BMI

Supplementation with n-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in pregnancy leads to higher body mass index (BMI) in offspring at age 6 years.

Asthma Affected Differently by Subcutaneous and Visceral Abdominal Fat

Asthma Affected Differently by Subcutaneous and Visceral Abdominal Fat

Significant negative correlations were seen between visceral fat area and bronchial lumen diameter and lumen area, and significant positive correlations were seen between subcutaneous fat area and bronchial wall area and total area.

Drug Dependence, Obesity Prevalence Inversely Related

Drug Dependence, Obesity Prevalence Inversely Related

The prevalence of obesity may be lower among drug-dependent individuals, particularly in those dependent on opioids, compared with the general population.

Semaglutide vs Liraglutide for Weight Loss in Patients With Obesity

Semaglutide vs Liraglutide for Weight Loss in Patients With Obesity

Investigators examined the weight loss effects of semaglutide compared with liraglutide in patients with obesity who do not have diabetes.

Characteristics of Neighborhoods May Be Correlated With Childhood Obesity

Characteristics of Neighborhoods May Be Correlated With Childhood Obesity

Investigators sought to determine whether geographic distribution of childhood obesity can inform and design the delivery of interventions.

Low and High Carbohydrate Diets Associated With Increased Mortality

Low and High Carbohydrate Diets Associated With Increased Mortality

Investigators examined the long-term associated between mortality risk and carbohydrate intake.

Antipsychotics Adversely Affect Adiposity and Insulin Sensitivity in Youths

Antipsychotics Adversely Affect Adiposity and Insulin Sensitivity in Youths

While antipsychotic treatments can improve behavioral symptoms, risk of hyperglycemia and weight gain should inform careful consideration of antipsychotic use in young patients.

Influence of Weight Loss, Resistance Training, and Aerobic Training on Bone Health

Influence of Weight Loss, Resistance Training, and Aerobic Training on Bone Health

Investigators assessed the effect of exercise modality during dietary-induced on bone health.

Gender Differences Found When Rapid Weight Loss Occurs on Low-Energy Diet

Gender Differences Found When Rapid Weight Loss Occurs on Low-Energy Diet

A low-energy diet for weight loss had different effects between men and women after weight reduction.

Effect of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Obesity on Type 2 Diabetes

Effect of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Obesity on Type 2 Diabetes

In the absence of obesity, patients with PTSD are not at an increased risk for type 2 diabetes.

In Teens, Young Adults, High BMI May Hurt Cardiovascular Health

In Teens, Young Adults, High BMI May Hurt Cardiovascular Health

Higher body mass index is likely to cause worse cardiovascular health in youth.

Bariatric Surgery Reduces Incidence of Microvascular Disease in Type 2 Diabetes

Bariatric Surgery Reduces Incidence of Microvascular Disease in Type 2 Diabetes

Investigators examined the effect of bariatric surgery and the incidence of microvascular complications in type 2 diabetes.

ASMBS Pediatric Committee Updates Guidelines on Bariatric Surgery in Teens

ASMBS Pediatric Committee Updates Guidelines on Bariatric Surgery in Teens

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Pediatric Committee has updated their 2012 evidence-based guidelines.

Risk of autism in offspring linked to maternal pregestational diabetes and severe obesity

Maternal prepregnancy obesity without pregestational diabetes mellitus (PGDM) or gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) was associated with a slightly increased risk of having a child with a neurodevelopmental or psychiatric disorder.

AHA: A Diverse Diet May Not Promote a Healthy Weight

AHA: A Diverse Diet May Not Promote a Healthy Weight

American Heart Association science advisory recommends healthy eating patterns instead.

Appetite Awareness Training May Enhance Behavioral Strategies in Childhood Obesity

Appetite Awareness Training May Enhance Behavioral Strategies in Childhood Obesity

The lifestyle physical activity program included weight education, control, self-monitoring, behavioral change techniques, and maintenance of behavior change.

Responsive Parent Intervention in Infancy Can Reduce BMI z Score

Responsive Parent Intervention in Infancy Can Reduce BMI z Score

A 36-month multicomponent behavioral intervention does not change BMI trajectory.

Food Addiction Phenotype in Obesity Associated With Higher Risk for Mood, Anxiety Disorders

Food Addiction Phenotype in Obesity Associated With Higher Risk for Mood, Anxiety Disorders

The researchers noted that these findings highlight the complexity of obesity as a disease that shares a common etiology with some psychiatric and addictive disorders.

CDC: Half of US Adults Tried to Lose Weight From 2013 to 2016

CDC: Half of US Adults Tried to Lose Weight From 2013 to 2016

Exercising, eating less were top weight loss methods; more women than men attempted weight loss.

Higher Body Fat, Waist Circumference Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis in Women

Higher Body Fat, Waist Circumference Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis in Women

Higher body fat percentage, higher waist circumference, and obesity were associated with a greater risk for RA in women.

Influence of Obesity, Gender, and Sex Hormones on PCOS and Gut Microbiota

Influence of Obesity, Gender, and Sex Hormones on PCOS and Gut Microbiota

Investigators examine the influence of gender, sex hormones, and obesity on the composition of gut microbiota in women with PCOS.

WIC Program Enrollment Linked to Declining Pediatric Obesity

WIC Program Enrollment Linked to Declining Pediatric Obesity

Childhood obesity continues to be a public health issue that requires improved policies and interventions at both the individual and population level.

Toddler Self-Regulation and Subsequent Obesity Differs Between Boys and Girls

Toddler Self-Regulation and Subsequent Obesity Differs Between Boys and Girls

Patterns of self-regulation of toddlers and risk for obesity and whether they differ between boys and girls were examined.

Healthy Maternal Habits May Reduce Risk for Obesity in Children

Healthy Maternal Habits May Reduce Risk for Obesity in Children

Maternal adherence to a healthy lifestyle throughout children's childhood and adolescent years may result in a reduced risk for obesity.

Mothers' Healthy Lifestyle Tied to Drop in Offspring Obesity

Mothers' Healthy Lifestyle Tied to Drop in Offspring Obesity

Adherence to a healthy lifestyle among mothers during their offspring's childhood is associated with reduced risk of childhood obesity.

AMA Adopts Policy to Cut Sugar Sweetened Drink Consumption

AMA Adopts Policy to Cut Sugar Sweetened Drink Consumption

The AMA supports evidence-based strategies such as excise taxes and adding warning labels.

Percentage of Teens Trying to Lose Weight Decreasing

Percentage of Teens Trying to Lose Weight Decreasing

From 1988-1994 to 2009-2014 there has been an increase in prevalence of overweight/obesity, but a decrease in weight loss efforts.

Examining the Obesity Paradox in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Examining the Obesity Paradox in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Obesity has a substantial effect on general health parameters, but its role in rheumatoid arthritis is much more complex.

Preoperative Psychiatric Diagnoses Not Associated With Bariatric Surgery Outcomes

Preoperative Psychiatric Diagnoses Not Associated With Bariatric Surgery Outcomes

Psychiatric diagnoses may not be a contraindication to weight loss surgery.

Attitudes Among Obese Are Not Aligned With Healthy Living

Attitudes Among Obese Are Not Aligned With Healthy Living

Consumers with obesity report favoring taste and value rather than health and nutrition.

Adult Obesity Prevalence Varies With Level of Urbanization

Adult Obesity Prevalence Varies With Level of Urbanization

Increased obesity for men, women living in medium, small versus large metropolitan statistical areas

Influence of Psychostimulants on BMI and Height in Youth With ADHD

Influence of Psychostimulants on BMI and Height in Youth With ADHD

Investigators conducted a retrospective observational study to assess the impact of psychostimulant medication on BMI and height in a group of children and adolescents with ADHD.

Effect of Infant Feeding Practices and Gut Microbiota on Overweight in First Year

Effect of Infant Feeding Practices and Gut Microbiota on Overweight in First Year

Researchers assessed the effect of formula supplementation vs breastfeeding on the gut microbiome and risk of infant overweight.

CDC: Obesity Prevalence Higher in Non-Metropolitan Counties

CDC: Obesity Prevalence Higher in Non-Metropolitan Counties

The prevalence of obesity is higher among those living in non-metropolitan counties versus metropolitan counties.

Many Working Americans Obtain Unhealthy Foods at Work

Many Working Americans Obtain Unhealthy Foods at Work

Many working Americans obtain food and beverages from work, and these foods often do not align with dietary guidelines.

Most Infants and Toddlers Consume Added Sugar

Most Infants and Toddlers Consume Added Sugar

The researchers found that on a given day, 85 percent of infants and toddlers had any consumption of added sugar.

Female Teens, Young Adults Not Getting Enough Exercise

Female Teens, Young Adults Not Getting Enough Exercise

Researchers assessed current patterns of physical activity and duration among adolescents and young adults, as well as the direction and magnitude of associations between physical activity and income, race/ethnicity, and sex among participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

Better Dietary Patterns Among U.S. Adults Could Save Billions

Better Dietary Patterns Among U.S. Adults Could Save Billions

Increased adherence to healthy dietary patterns could result in health care savings from improved health outcomes.

Metabolic Health Maintenance Key to Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

Metabolic Health Maintenance Key to Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

Regardless of long-term metabolic health maintenance, obesity remains a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

Childhood Obesity/Overweight Steadily Rose From 1999 to 2014

Childhood Obesity/Overweight Steadily Rose From 1999 to 2014

If current trends continue, one-third of children and one-half of adolescents will be obese or overweight by 2030.

FDA Approves Updated Labeling for Two Obesity Treatments

FDA Approves Updated Labeling for Two Obesity Treatments

Specifically, the new labeling includes updated data on the global rate of occurrence related to these adverse events.

Relationship Between Smoking Behaviors and BMI, Waist Circumference, Adiposity

Relationship Between Smoking Behaviors and BMI, Waist Circumference, Adiposity

Body mass index and body fat distribution may influence smoking behaviors.

Diazoxide Decreases Insulin Levels in Obese Men Without Diabetes

Diazoxide Decreases Insulin Levels in Obese Men Without Diabetes

Investigators assessed the effects of diazoxide on lipid and glucose metabolism in obese men with diabetes.

Exercise Modifies Predisposition to Obesity After Menopause

Exercise Modifies Predisposition to Obesity After Menopause

Physical activity modifies the association between the body mass index genetic risk score and BMI.

Childhood Overweight Increases Risk for Type 2 Diabetes in Adulthood

Childhood Overweight Increases Risk for Type 2 Diabetes in Adulthood

Investigators examined changes in weight from childhood to early adulthood and the risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Clinician Perspective: Examining the Link Between Antipsychotics and Diabetes

Clinician Perspective: Examining the Link Between Antipsychotics and Diabetes

Endocrinologist Kevin M. Pantalone, DO, and psychiatrist Christian Kohler, MD, discuss the risk associated with the use of antipsychotic medications in individuals with type 2 diabetes.

Severe Obesity Linked to Rapid Progression of Disability in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Severe Obesity Linked to Rapid Progression of Disability in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Severe obesity is associated with more rapid progression of disability in rheumatoid arthritis.

Late-Life Mobility Limitations Linked to Obesity After Arthroplasty for OA in Women

Late-Life Mobility Limitations Linked to Obesity After Arthroplasty for OA in Women

Baseline obesity is associated with an increased risk for late-life mobility limitations in women undergoing joint replacement for OA.

Provider Counseling for Weight Loss Up for Arthritis, Overweight

Provider Counseling for Weight Loss Up for Arthritis, Overweight

In 2014, health care provider counseling for weight loss for adults with arthritis and overweight or obesity was 45.5 percent, up 10.4 percent from 2002.

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