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27-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Liraglutide can help adolescents with obesity manage their weight
Endocrine Society

Liraglutide 3.0 mg, approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity to help adults with obesity manage their weight, appears to help adolescents too, according to an industry-sponsored randomized controlled trial. The study was accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and will be published in a supplemental issue of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

25-Mar-2020 12:50 PM EDT
Unconscious food cravings may make bariatric surgery less effective for people with extreme obesity
Endocrine Society

Patients with extreme obesity are prone to unconscious food impulses and cravings that may make it challenging for them to maintain weight loss after bariatric surgery, according to research that was accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and will be published in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

25-Mar-2020 5:25 PM EDT
Poor fitness may impede long-term success in weight loss program
Endocrine Society

People who are very out of shape when they begin a behavioral weight loss program lose less weight in the long term than those who are more fit, suggests a new study that was accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and will be published in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

26-Mar-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Most internists-in-training feel ill-equipped to treat obesity
Endocrine Society

Most resident physicians training in internal medicine do not feel adequately prepared to manage obesity in their patients, a new survey from a California residency program finds. The results were accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and will be published in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

25-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Bariatric surgery before diabetes develops leads to greater weight loss
Endocrine Society

Obese patients may lose more weight if they undergo bariatric surgery before they develop diabetes, suggests a study accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting. The research will be published in a special supplemental issue of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

Released: 23-Mar-2020 9:50 AM EDT
Talking to yourself in the third person can promote healthier eating
University of Michigan

The constant temptation of tasty foods high in calories and fat make it difficult for people to make healthy choices, but talking to yourself in the third person may help, say researchers at the University of Michigan and University of Minnesota

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Released: 12-Mar-2020 3:40 PM EDT
How Brain Biology Promotes Starvation in Patients with Anorexia Nervosa
University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered differences in brain circuitry that contribute to starvation and weight loss in people with anorexia nervosa.

Newswise: For Weight-Loss Surgery Patients Who Quit Smoking, Relapse is Common
18-Feb-2020 12:25 PM EST
For Weight-Loss Surgery Patients Who Quit Smoking, Relapse is Common
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Although 1 in 7 adults smoke cigarettes the year prior to undergoing weight-loss surgery, nearly all successfully quit at least a month before their operation. However, smoking prevalence steadily climbs to pre-surgery levels within seven years, according to new research.

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Released: 21-Feb-2020 11:55 AM EST
Bariatric surgery effective against early-onset obesity too
University of Gothenburg

Surgical treatment of obesity is as effective for individuals who developed the disorder early, by the age of 20, as for those who have developed obesity later in life, a study from the University of Gothenburg shows.


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