Weight Management

Effect of low-fat vs low-carbohydrate diet on weight loss in overweight adults

No significant difference in weight change between a healthy low-fat diet and a healthy low-carbohydrate diet. Genotype pattern or insulin secretion was not associated with dietary effects on weight loss.

Text Message-Delivered Interventions Effective for Weight Management

Text Message-Delivered Interventions Effective for Weight Management

Extended-contact, text message interventions appears to be effective for adults in supporting 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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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