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The American Board of Obesity Medicine Five Year Report

Five-year report reflecting on the growth of ABOM

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Insurance vs. Out-of-Pocket Payment Not a Big Factor in Weight-Loss Outcomes

Individuals whose insurance covered the cost of a comprehensive medical weight-loss program had one-year outcomes very similar to those of patients who paid for the treatment out of pocket, according to an observational study conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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Probing Problems with Bariatric Surgery: Reoperations, Variation Are Common

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Every year, nearly 200,000 Americans turn to surgeons for help with their obesity, seeking bariatric surgery to lose weight and prevent life-threatening health problems. But after more than two decades of steadily increasing numbers of operations, American bariatric surgery centers still vary greatly in the quality of care they provide.

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Study Finds Alzheimer’s Disease Likely Not Caused by Low Body Mass Index

A new large-scale genetic study found that low body mass index (BMI) is likely not a causal risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, as earlier research had suggested, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Want to Be a Better Runner? Start Lifting Weights

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Finding time for strength-training exercises can be difficult for runners with busy schedules. Luckily, lifting weights doesn’t have to be time consuming, and runners can follow workout routines that take less than 20 minutes to complete. And, says Chris Kolba, a physical therapist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, the results are well worth the time.

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Can You Feast While Dieting?

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Alternate-day fasting diets are just as effective as diets that restrict calories every day, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago report. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, followed 100 obese adults for a year.

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Bullies and Their Victims More Likely to Want Plastic Surgery

School bullies and their victims are more likely to want cosmetic surgery, according to new research by the University of Warwick. Professor Dieter Wolke - and colleagues in the Department of Psychology and Warwick Medical School - have discovered that teenagers who are affected by bullying in any way have a greater desire than others to change their bodies by going under the knife.

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Food Photos Help Instagram Users with Healthy Eating

People are turning to Instagram as a place where they can log food intake and healthy eating behaviors by posting photos of everything they eat - and being held accountable by followers for sticking to their goals, a new study finds.

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One Step Closer to an “Exercise Pill”

Studies show obese people produce elevated levels of a protein called myostatin. A new study shows suppressing myostatin enhanced muscle mass and dramatically improved markers of heart and kidney health in mice, suggesting a promising avenue for new drugs to counter obesity.

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‘Diet’ Products Can Make You Fat, Study Shows

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High-fat foods are often the primary target when fighting obesity, but sugar-laden “diet” foods could be contributing to unwanted weight gain as well.







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