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Social Media Can Provide the Support Needed to Maintain Weight Loss

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According to recent research from the Arnold School of Health at the University of South Carolina, use of social media sites like Facebook can be associated with a significant drop in pounds, especially during the critical maintenance period of a weight loss journey.

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Obesity Experts Recommend Weight Loss Drugs, Surgery as Supplement to Lifestyle Interventions

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The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) on strategies for prescribing drugs to manage obesity and promote weight loss.

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FDA Approves First Medical Device for Obesity Treatment Targeting Brain-to-Stomach Signaling

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The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved EnteroMedic’s VBLOC® vagal blocking therapy, delivered via the Maestro® System, which is the first medical device approved for obesity treatment that targets the nerve pathway between the brain and the stomach. The Obesity Society calls this a "a novel device that interrupts signals from the stomach to the brain that are believed to be involved with stomach emptying and feelings of fullness."

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The Medical Minute: Lifestyle Determines Success After Surgical Weight Loss

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With many people staring down New Year’s resolutions related to losing weight, some may be wondering if surgical weight loss is right for them. Dr. Ann Rogers, director of Penn State Hershey Surgical Weight Loss, says surgery is only a long-term solution for patients who also resolve to enact some important lifestyle changes.

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Society to Release Clinical Practice Guideline on Obesity Drugs

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During a virtual press conference on January 15, the Endocrine Society will share recommendations from its upcoming Clinical Practice Guideline on the use of prescription drugs to manage obesity.

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Can Your Cellphone Help You Lose Weight?

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Cellphone support can help people lose significantly more weight, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

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Hacking Fat Cells’ Metabolism Does Not Affect Insulin Resistance

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In the race to find a safe and effective weight loss drug, much attention has focused on the chemical processes that store and use energy. But a new mouse study from Johns Hopkins suggests that tweaking these processes, even in a targeted way that affects only fat cells, may not yield a silver-bullet obesity cure.

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Targeting Fatty Acids May Be Treatment Strategy for Arthritis, Leukemia

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Enzymes linked to diabetes and obesity appear to play key roles in arthritis and leukemia, potentially opening up new avenues for treating these diverse diseases, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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Men’s Diets Are Related to Local Offerings, Unlike Women’s

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Men’s eating habits are associated with the availability of healthy food sources in their residential neighbourhood but women’s are not, according to researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated CHUM hospital.

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“Imaginary Meal” Tricks the Body Into Losing Weight

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Salk scientists made a more effective diet pill