Obesity

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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.

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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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