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Newswise Obesity News Source 09-Nov-2015
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Newswise Obesity News Source

The Obesity News Source wire contains research and experts on obesity, related health conditions cause by obesity, healthy eating, diet, and exercise.

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Chemotherapy-induced Hearing Loss Affects Neurocognition in Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivors

Investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles now report that platinum-based chemotherapy may not only impact hearing, but that the hearing loss may then contribute to long-term neurocognitive deficits.

Pediatric Blood & Cancer; UL1TR000130

– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

‘Everything in Moderation’ Diet Advice May Lead to Poor Metabolic Health in US Adults

Diet diversity, as defined by less similarity among the foods people eat, may be linked to lower diet quality and worse metabolic health, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.

PLOS ONE; R01HL085710

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Self-Weighing May Be a Hazardous Behavior Among Young Women

Self-weighing can be a useful tool to help adults control their weight, but for adolescents and young adults this behavior may have negative psychological outcomes. Researchers from the University of Minnesota tracked the self-weighing behaviors of more than 1,900 young adults as part of Project EAT (Eating and Activity in Teens and Young Adults) and found increases in self-weighing to be significantly related to increases in weight concern and depression and decreases in body satisfaction and self-esteem among females.

(Embargo expired on 09-Nov-2015 at 00:00 ET)

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Used Alone, Weight Loss Apps Might Not Help Overweight Young Adults

Used alone, a cell phone app that tracks exercise, calories and weight loss goals is, on average, not enough to create meaningful weight loss in young adults, according to new research from Duke Medicine.

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Obesity; ObesityWeek 2015; U01HL096720

– Duke Medicine

New Study Shows Bariatric Surgery Has Minimal Impact on Insurance Premiums Under Affordable Care Act, but Most States Refuse to Cover

Most states do not cover bariatric surgery under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) despite the need for effective treatments for obesity and the minimal impact it has on monthly premiums, according to new research presented here at ObesityWeek 2015, the largest international event focused on the basic science, clinical application and prevention and treatment of obesity. The weeklong conference is hosted by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and The Obesity Society (TOS).

32nd ASMBS Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2015

– American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Does Healthier Food Help Low-Income People Control Their Diabetes?

To determine whether healthy food could help low-income people better control their diabetes, a pilot study by UC San Francisco and Feeding America tracked nearly 700 people at food banks in California, Texas and Ohio over two years.

(Embargo expired on 02-Nov-2015 at 16:00 ET)

– University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Cutting Out Processed Sugar Improves Obese Children's Health, Study Shows

In a study published in the journal Obesity, researchers from Touro University prove that just by replacing processed sugar, a group of obese children's health improved in 9 days.

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Obesity

– Newswise Trends

Study: Small Urban Corner Stores Offer Increased Healthy Food Options

Federal food policy changes led to increased availability of healthy foods at smaller urban corner stores in Baltimore, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. Increases in healthy food were greatest in corner stores and in neighborhoods with a majority of black residents.

(Embargo expired on 02-Nov-2015 at 16:00 ET)

Health Affairs, November 2015; T32HL007024; 2T32DK062707-11A1

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Diet Lacking Soluble Fiber Promotes Weight Gain, Mouse Study Suggests

A new study in American Journal of Physiology--Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology highlights the importance of the gut microbiome in maintaining intestinal and metabolic health and suggests that eating more foods high in soluble fiber may help prevent metabolic disease and obesity.

(Embargo expired on 30-Oct-2015 at 10:00 ET)

American Journal of Physiology

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Big Apple Menu Calorie Counts Don't Add Up to Leaner Diets at Fast-Food Restaurants

Some six years out from New York City’s attempt to curb the obesity epidemic by mandating calorie counts in chain restaurants, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have found that calorie labels, on their own, have not reduced the overall number of calories that consumers of fast food order and presumably eat.

(Embargo expired on 02-Nov-2015 at 16:00 ET)

Health Affairs

– NYU Langone Medical Center

Restaurants Listing Calorie Counts on the Menu Offer More Lower-Calorie Items

Large U.S.-based chain restaurants that voluntarily list calorie counts on their menus average nearly 140 fewer calories per item than those that do not post the information, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests.

(Embargo expired on 02-Nov-2015 at 16:00 ET)

Health Affairs, November 2015

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

'Tummy Tuck' Complications—Study Looks at Rates and Risk Factors

Abdominoplasty—sometimes called "tummy tuck"—has a higher risk of major complications than other cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, reports a study in the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Molecular Switch Generates Calorie-Burning Brown Fat

A research team led by UC San Francisco scientists has identified a molecular switch capable of converting unhealthy white fat into healthy, energy-burning brown fat in mice.

(Embargo expired on 29-Oct-2015 at 12:00 ET)

Cell Metabolism

– University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

New Study Finds Most Patients Still Have Improved Mobility, Less Joint Pain Three Years After Weight-Loss Surgery

After weight-loss surgery, 57 percent of patients with significant mobility issues before surgery no longer had them and about 70 percent of those with severe knee and hip pain or disability, experienced improvements in joint specific pain and function, according to new study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), that followed patients for three years.

32nd ASMBS Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2015

– American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

New Cleveland Clinic Study Shows Bariatric Surgery Is Safe Option for Managing Type 2 Diabetes in Overweight or Mildly Obese Patients

Weight-loss surgery, long considered a treatment largely reserved for people with severe obesity, may also be a good and safe option for the treatment of uncontrolled type 2 diabetes in those who are overweight or have mild to moderate obesity, according to researchers from Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.

32nd ASMBS Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2015

– American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Immune Cells that Fight – Or Cause – Obesity

The Weizmann Institute of Science’s Prof. Yair Reisner and team have identified a subtype of immune cells – perforin – that appears to prevent metabolic syndrome. Mice that lack perforin become obese and develop the syndrome, no matter how healthy their diet is. The study may also shed light on autoimmunity.

Immunity, Oct-2015

– Weizmann Institute of Science

Gastric Balloon in a Pill Helps Patients Lose Weight Without Surgery or Endoscopy

A new gastric balloon that can be swallowed like a pill and then filled while in the stomach, helped patients lose more than 37 percent of their excess weight over four months, according to new research presented here at ObesityWeek 2015, the largest international event focused on the basic science, clinical application and prevention and treatment of obesity. The weeklong conference is hosted by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and The Obesity Society (TOS).

32nd ASMBS Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2015

– American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Obesity Groups Take Aim at States That Deny Coverage of Obesity Treatment Under Affordable Care Act

he American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and groups including The Obesity Society (TOS) and Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), filed a complaint this month with U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) claiming the 27 states that deny coverage for bariatric surgery are in non-compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and that their failure to comply is discriminatory against women and people with disabilities, and violates the ban against denying coverage based on health status or a pre-existing condition.

32nd ASMBS Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2015

– American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Symptoms Curbed By Bariatric Surgery

Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis symptoms were significantly lessened in patients who underwent bariatric, or weight loss, surgery, according to researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center. According to the study’s authors, the findings suggest that losing excess weight may improve symptoms in people who have these lifelong conditions. The NYU Langone researchers believe that obesity may contribute to the risk for development of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis through fat tissue-driven systemic inflammation.

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– NYU Langone Medical Center

Cornell Study Suggests Soda, Junk Food Not Why We’re Fat

ndulgences like sodas and junk foods have long been blamed as the prime culprits responsible for worrying obesity trends across the United States. But a new analysis by a pair of Cornell University researchers suggests that, for the majority of the population, those food and drink choices may not be the scourge of the American waistline as commonly imagined.

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– Cornell University

Weight Is Significant Factor in the Recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation, New Research Finds

Researchers have found that the recurrence of atrial fibrillation increases in patients who are overweight and decreases when patients are able to lose weight, and keep it off, following a cardiac ablation, according to two new studies.

(Embargo expired on 08-Nov-2015 at 09:00 ET)

American Heart Association Scientific Session Orlando

– Intermountain Medical Center

New Study Finds Healthcare Costs Drop Dramatically After Bariatric Surgery

A new study based on national insurance claims in the United States found that patients with obesity who had gastric bypass surgery cut their healthcare costs by nearly 40 percent after four years, and by 80 percent, if they also had type 2 diabetes before surgery.

32nd ASMBS Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2015

– American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Sleeve Gastrectomy Surges to Nearly Half of All Weight-Loss Surgeries in America, New Study Finds

Sleeve gastrectomy, a procedure where surgeons remove about 80 percent of the stomach, has become the most popular method of weight-loss surgery in America, surpassing laparoscopic gastric bypass, which had been the most common procedure for decades, according to researchers from Cleveland Clinic.

32nd ASMBS Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2015

– American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Weight Loss Surgery May Improve Symptoms of Psoriasis and Psoiatic Arthritis

Excessive weight loss aided by bariatric (weight loss) surgery has been linked to improved symptoms in people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, according to new research findings presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

(Embargo expired on 07-Nov-2015 at 19:30 ET)

ACR Annual Meeting, Nov-2015

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Can Weight Loss Surgery Increase Quality of Life for People with Osteoarthritis?

Massive weight loss following bariatric (weight loss) surgery has the potential to greatly improve the quality of life for patients suffering from osteoarthritis, according to research presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

(Embargo expired on 07-Nov-2015 at 19:30 ET)

ACR Annual Meeting, Nov-2015

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

New Five-Year Study Finds Men and Women More Satisfied with Their Sex Lives After Weight-Loss Surgery

Both men and women see lasting improvements in their sex lives after bariatric surgery, according to a new study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and presented here at ObesityWeek 2015, the largest international event focused on the basic science, clinical application and prevention and treatment of obesity. The weeklong obesity conference is hosted by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and The Obesity Society (TOS).

32nd ASMBS Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2015

– American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Body Mass Index May Be a Key to Achieving Sustained Remission in Early RA

Being overweight or obese can reduce the likelihood of achieving sustained remission of early rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research findings presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

(Embargo expired on 07-Nov-2015 at 19:30 ET)

ACR Annual Meeting, Nov-2015

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Breaking Obesity, Weight-Loss Research to be Unveiled at Largest, International Conference on Obesity

At ObesityWeek 2015 will be held in California, a state that leads the way when it comes to working to establish new policies intended to reduce obesity. Some sessions and presentations will include a local focus.

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– Obesity Society

University of Delaware Expert Offers Strategies for Attacking Food Deserts

Allison Karpyn, associate director for the University of Delaware's Center for Research in Education and Social Policy, has been involved in recent research efforts on corner store programs in urban areas and in-store marketing approaches to promote purchase and consumption of healthier options.

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Expert(s) available

– University of Delaware

Joslin Chief Academic Officer Dr. C. Ronald Kahn Is Awarded The Harold Hamm International Prize for Biomedical Research in Diabetes

The Harold Hamm Diabetes Center at the University of Oklahoma awarded C. Ronald Kahn, M.D., Chief Academic Officer and Senior Investigator at Joslin Diabetes Center and the Mary K. Iacocca Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, the Harold Hamm International Prize for Biomedical Research in Diabetes in a ceremony in Oklahoma City, OK.

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– Joslin Diabetes Center

UC San Diego Unveils Campus-Wide Microbiome and Microbial Sciences Initiative

University of California, San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla today announced the launch of the UC San Diego Microbiome and Microbial Sciences Initiative, a concerted research and education effort that will leverage the university’s strengths in science, medicine, engineering and the humanities to produce a detailed understanding of microbiomes — distinct constellations of bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms that live within and around us — and methods for manipulating them for the benefit of human health and the environment.

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– University of California, San Diego Health Sciences

Nutritional Sciences Professors Taking on Leadership Roles During ObesityWeek℠

A dozen faculty members and graduate students from Texas Tech are heading to Los Angeles to participate in The Obesity Society’s flagship research conference.

– Texas Tech University

Nutrition expert from WFU available to comment on WHO findings

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– Wake Forest University

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