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New Anesthesia Dosing Models May Increase Safety of Remifentanil for Obese Patients and Children

Researchers have developed new dosing models that may provide the scientific basis for more accurate administration of remifentanil, a synthetic opioid commonly used during surgery, in children and obese patients.

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)


Teenage Weight Gain Linked to Increased Stroke Risk as an Adult

Kids who become overweight during their teenage years may be more likely to develop a stroke decades later than kids who did not become overweight during those years, according to a study published in the June 28, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, t...

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Embargo expired on 28-Jun-2017 at 16:00 ET


Adolescent Obesity Linked to Early Mortality From Cardiovascular Diseases

While there is solid evidence that adolescent overweight and obesity are associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke, less is known about the association between body mass index (BMI) and rarer cardiovascular diseases. A new large-scale, ...

– Endocrine Society

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, June-2017


Mildly Obese Fare Better After Major Heart Attack

People who survive a major heart attack often do better in the years afterward if they’re mildly obese, a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center cardiologists showed.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

European Heart Journal: Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes, Jun-2017


Medically Managed Weight Loss: A Nonsurgical Approach to a Healthier Weight

Weight loss, as well as maintaining a healthy weight, is a challenge that can sometimes seem insurmountable. If you are struggling with your weight, you are not alone! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 70.7 percent of adult...

– Valley Health System


Obesity Risk Factors Dropped in Preschoolers in Prevention Program

A community-wide intervention for families who receive WIC benefits reduced obesity risk factors in preschoolers.

– Columbia University Medical Center

Obesity

Embargo expired on 27-Jun-2017 at 09:00 ET


Childhood Obesity Historically High in Low Income Communities

Massachusetts Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration Project (MA-CORD)

– Obesity Society

Obesity Journal- July Issue 2017

Embargo expired on 27-Jun-2017 at 00:05 ET


Older Obese Adults Can Benefit From Moderate Exercise

Moderate-intensity exercise can help even extremely obese older adults improve their ability to perform common daily activities and remain independent, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Obesity, July 2017


Using ‘Sticky’ Nanoparticles, Researchers Develop New Strategy to Boost Body’s Cancer Defenses

In the journal Nature Nanotechnology, University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers report on strides made in the development of a strategy to improve the immune system's detection of cancer proteins by using “stic...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Embargo expired on 26-Jun-2017 at 11:00 ET


Endocrine Society Issues Scientific Statement on Obesity’s Causes

A new Scientific Statement issued by the Endocrine Society calls for more research aimed specifically at understanding the underlying mechanisms that make it difficult to maintain long-term weight loss.

– Endocrine Society

Endocrine Reviews, Aug-2017


Exercise May Help Prevent Insulin Resistance, a Precursor to Type 2 Diabetes, University of Arkansas Researcher Finds

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville


Does the Emperor Have Clothes?

Decades after the discovery of anti-obesity hormone, scant evidence that leptin keeps lean people lean, scientists caution

– Harvard Medical School

Cell Metabolism


Eating Your Feelings? The Link Between Job Stress, Junk Food and Sleep

Stress during the workday can lead to overeating and unhealthy food choices at dinnertime, but there could be a buffer to this harmful pattern.

– Michigan State University

Journal of Applied Psychology


Home From College? Time to Fix Bad Health Habits

For college students, summer can be the time for a new lesson: how to take charge of their health.

Expert Available

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

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