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Research Examines Brain Locations That Control Diabetes Drugs’ Weight Loss Effects

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Certain type 2 diabetes drugs promote weight loss, but how they do this remains poorly understood. Insight into how these drugs work in the body—and especially the brain—could help create new drugs that effectively control body weight. In an important advance on that front, a new study from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) shows that these drugs, called glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RAs), reduce body mass by targeting a different part of the brain than previously thought.

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Beans and Peas Increase Fullness More Than Meat

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Sustainable eating Meals based on legumes such as beans and peas are more satiating than pork and veal-based meals according to a recent study by the University of Copenhagen's Department of Nutrition, Excercise and Sports. Results suggest that sustainable eating may also help with weight loss.

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Obesity, Insurance, Weight Loss, Patients, Barriers To Care, obesity diagnosis, Obesity Treatment, The Obesity Society, obesityweek

Insurance Coverage of Obesity, Lack of Formal Diagnosis Emerge as Top Barriers to Getting Professional Weight Loss Help

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Improving health insurance coverage for weight loss services could help people struggling with obesity lose weight, according to a new survey of non-physician health professionals (HPs). A second study found that three out of four patients are affected by obesity or overweight, yet less than half (48%) of these patients with a BMI higher than 30 received a formal diagnosis of obesity.

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Weight Loss, gastric surgery , Obesity, Circadian Clock, Bariatric Surgery, obesityweek, The Obesity Society, Obesity Treatment

A Functioning Circadian Clock May Help Maximize Weight Loss Following Bariatric Surgery

A newly released basic science study of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) suggests that a functioning circadian clock, or sleeping at night and being awake during the day, can help patients achieve a higher amount of weight loss following the surgery. The study conducted in a mouse model is one of the first to shed light on how researchers and clinicians might continue to improve the outcomes following RYGB by correcting disruptions to the circadian clock.

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Childhood Obesity, The Obesity Society, Summer Breaks, obesityweek, Obesity, Weight Gain, Weight Loss, Child Health

Childhood Obesity Increases During Summer Breaks

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Children are at greater risk of gaining unhealthy amounts of weight during summer vacation than during the school year, according to a new study published in the Obesity journal and presented at ObesityWeek 2016. Researchers studied more than 18,000 kindergartners over two years and found that obesity increased only during the two summer vacations, and not at all during the school years.

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10-Year Data Shows Gastric Bypass Patients Significantly Reduce Risk of Dying From Obesity and Other Diseases, New Study Suggests

Patients with severe obesity who have gastric bypass surgery reduce their risk of dying from obesity and other diseases by 48 percent up to 10 years after surgery, compared to similar patients who do not undergo the procedure, according to new research* presented today at ObesityWeek 2016, the largest international event focused on the basic science, clinical application and prevention and treatment of obesity. The annual conference is hosted by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and The Obesity Society (TOS).

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First National Quality Improvement Program for Weight Loss Surgery Reduces Readmissions by More Than 30% for Some Hospitals

While the average hospital saw 30-day readmission rates for weight-loss surgery patients drop by about 14 percent, some hospitals had reductions as much as 32 percent after implementing a new quality improvement program, according to new research* presented today at ObesityWeek 2016, the largest international event focused on the basic science, clinical application and prevention and treatment of obesity. The annual conference is hosted by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and The Obesity Society (TOS).

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Weight Loss, Calories, bio medical , Obesity, Genetics, Muscle, Protein, The Obesity Society, obesityweek

Can We Harness Our Genes to Burn More Calories?

Novel biomedical research uncovers tie between genetic variant and energy expenditure – a potential biological pathway to increase calorie burn and weight loss

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Scientists Find No Link Between Appetite and Calorie Intake

Study shows no link between appetite and calorie consumption. Findings highlight problems with health claims made by food industry. More research needed to see what influences calories intake.

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Exercise, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, Exercise during Pregnancy, Fetal Programming, Metabolic Disease, elite athletes, Sedentary Lifestyle, Mitochondrial Disease, Diabetes, Obesity, Inactivity

Leading Experts Convene to Discuss the Effects, Potential of Exercise Throughout the Lifespan

Hundreds of researchers on the leading edge of exercise science will meet at the Integrative Biology of Exercise meeting in Phoenix (Nov. 2–4). Symposia topics will cover brain cell stress responses, metabolic diseases, mitochondrial signaling, sedentary behavior, exercise and pregnancy, cardiovascular disease, aging, stem cells and more.

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Standing Up for Weight Management

Alternating positions between standing and sitting while performing deskwork could make the difference in whether the thin red needle in your bathroom scale tilts to the left or the right of your goal weight.

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Doctors Prescribe Diabetes Treatment Medications 15 Times More Than Obesity Drugs, Study Finds

Obesity is a well-established major risk factor for developing diabetes, with almost 90% of people living with type 2 diabetes having obesity or overweight. Even with the close tie between obesity and type 2 diabetes, new research shows that healthcare clinicians prescribe 15 times more antidiabetes medications than those for obesity. Although six antiobesity medications are now approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating obesity when combined with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity, this research points out that only 2% of the eligible 46% of the U.S. adult population is receiving these medications. The research is published in the September issue of Obesity, the scientific journal of The Obesity Society.

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Researchers Target Gut Bacteria to Reduce Weight Gain

Adding engineered bacteria into the guts of mice both kept them from gaining weight and protected them against some of the negative health effects of obesity. Researchers will present their findings today at the American Physiological Society’s Inflammation, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease conference.

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Obesity, Overweight, Public Health, Mortality and longevity, Health Risks, Weight, Body Mass Index (Bmi)

A Few Extra Pounds Can’t Hurt You — or Can They?

Being overweight increases the chances of premature death, said Jonathan Samet of USC. His statement is backed by a four-continent effort involving 239 studies and data from 10.6 million people. The study — one of the largest to date — runs counter to the results of a JAMA, which found that being overweight actually adds to one’s life span.

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Obesity, Inflammation, heart disease risk factor, Metabolic Syndrome, Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Health, Physiology, Obesity Heart Disease Link, Genetics

Researchers Suspect MicroRNAs as Potential Link Between Obesity and Heart Disease

Results from a new study suggest that small molecules known as microRNAs may be part of the pathway connecting inflammation with increased heart disease risk in obese people. The new findings will be presented at the American Physiological Society’s Inflammation, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease conference.

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Cancer, Obesity, Cancer Risk, Cancer Risk Reduction, Stomach Cancer, Liver Cancer, gall bladder cancer, Pancreas Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Meningioma, Thyroid Cancer, Multiple Myeloma, Excess Weight, Overweight

Excess weight linked to 8 more cancer types

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There’s yet another reason to maintain a healthy weight as we age. An international team of researchers has identified eight additional types of cancer linked to excess weight and obesity: stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, ovary, meningioma (a type of brain tumor), thyroid cancer and the blood cancer multiple myeloma.

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Chubby Chums vs. Petite Pals: Heavy People More at Ease Socializing with Stocky Folks, but It Can Hinder Weight Loss, Study Finds

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People trying to shed pounds — but who hang out with heavier pals regularly — are more likely to lose weight if they include thinner people in their social lives, according to a study by a Baylor University researcher.

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Cholestrol, Death & Dying, Diabetes, Diet and Body Weight, Medicine & Health, Mortality and longevity

Personalized Nutrition Is Better Than a 'One Size Fits All' Approach in Improving Diets

People receiving personalised nutrition advice develop healthier eating habits including consuming less red meat and reducing their salt intake, a study has found.

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diet and aging, Diet and Body Weight, Memory & Cognitive Processes, Mental Health, Mediterranean Diet

Want a Better Memory? Try Eating a Mediterranean Diet

Eating a Mediterranean diet can slow down cognitive decline.

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Breast Cancer, Cancer, Diet and Body Weight, Eating Disorders/Obesity., Epidemology, Prostat cancer, Public Health, Sex Linked Conditions

Obesity on the Rise in Adults with a History of Cancer

A study at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health showed that obesity was more prevalent in patients with a history of cancer than in the general population, and survivors of colorectal and breast cancers were particularly affected. The study is among the first to compare rates of obesity among U.S. cancer survivors and adults without a history of cancer. Findings are published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.







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