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9-Jun-2021 12:40 PM EDT
New Study Finds Weight-Loss Surgery Beneficial to Those with Mild to Moderate Obesity
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Weight-loss surgery improves or resolves diseases including type 2 diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure and can lead to significant and durable weight loss for many people, but the operation has largely been restricted to those with severe obesity, which means about 75 to 100 pounds overweight or a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or higher with an obesity-related disease.

9-Jun-2021 12:40 PM EDT
New Study Finds Weight-Loss Surgery Less Commonly Used in States with Highest Rates of Obesity
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

A new study released today finds residents in several states with the highest obesity rates in the country are among the least likely to undergo weight-loss surgery, long considered the standard of care for severe obesity and related diseases including type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

9-Jun-2021 12:30 PM EDT
ASMBS 2021 Annual Meeting Select Study Highlights
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

The risk of stroke is cut by more than half in what researchers believe is the largest patient sample size ever for a study on bariatric surgery and its effect on ischemic cerebrovascular disease (96,094 bariatric surgery patients and 1,533,725 matched nonsurgical patients with obesity).

9-Jun-2021 12:40 PM EDT
ASMBS 2021 Annual Meeting Invited Papers
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Long-Term Outcomes of Duodenal Switch (DS) Versus Single Anastomosis Duodeno-Ileostomy with Sleeve Gastrectomy (SADI-S): A Matched Cohort Study

Newswise: Healthy Fat Impacted by Change in Diet and Circadian Clock, Study Finds
Released: 9-Jun-2021 7:05 PM EDT
Healthy Fat Impacted by Change in Diet and Circadian Clock, Study Finds
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Changing your eating habits or altering your circadian clock can impact healthy fat tissue throughout your lifespan, according to a preclinical study published today in Nature by researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Newswise: Giving Brown Fat A Boost to Fight Type 2 Diabetes
Released: 4-Jun-2021 10:00 AM EDT
Giving Brown Fat A Boost to Fight Type 2 Diabetes
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS – June 4, 2021 – Increasing a protein concentrated in brown fat appears to lower blood sugar, promote insulin sensitivity, and protect against fatty liver disease by remodeling white fat to a healthier state, a new study led by UT Southwestern scientists suggests. The finding, published online in Nature Communications, could eventually lead to new solutions for patients with diabetes and related conditions.

28-May-2021 2:30 PM EDT
Study suggests tai chi can mirror healthy benefits of conventional exercise
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A new study shows that tai chi mirrors the beneficial effects of conventional exercise by reducing waist circumference in middle-aged and older adults with central obesity.

Released: 27-May-2021 11:15 AM EDT
Women: Lower-fat Diet Key to Liver Health Following Weight-loss Surgery
American Physiological Society (APS)

Research suggests that women who have weight loss surgery need to reduce the amount of fat they eat after surgery to reap the full benefit of the procedure and protect their liver function. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Released: 24-May-2021 2:15 PM EDT
Fast food, supermarkets, other aspects of built environments don’t play expected role in weight gain
University of Washington

People don’t gain or lose weight because they live near a fast-food restaurant or supermarket, according to a new study led by the University of Washington. And, living in a more “walkable”, dense neighborhood likely only has a small impact on weight.

Released: 24-May-2021 11:35 AM EDT
Game on: Game-Based Program Boosts Physical Activity Among Diabetes Patients
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Researchers showed that adding gamification with either competition or support increased physical activity for patients with Type 2 diabetes

Released: 20-May-2021 10:40 AM EDT
Weight cycling linked to increased sleep problems in women
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Women with a history of weight cycling – losing and regaining 10 pounds or more, even once – have increased rates of insomnia and other sleep problems, reports a study in The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, official journal of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 28-Apr-2021 2:50 PM EDT
A simple exercise goal protects against unhealthy weight gain
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

New research shows that physical activity equivalent to 100 PAI a week can counteract excessive weight gain.

Released: 2-Apr-2021 2:30 PM EDT
Tip Sheet: New COVID-19 transmission study, returning to school, video of biorepositories — and a new weight loss study
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

SEATTLE —  April 2, 2021 — Below are summaries of recent Fred Hutch research findings and other news. April is National Minority Health Month, with a focus on the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on communities of color. See more details below on related Fred Hutch programming.Save the date for our monthly public science event, “Science Says” on Tuesday, April 27.

17-Mar-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Semaglutide reduces excess body fat in people with obesity
Endocrine Society

In adults with obesity or overweight, weekly treatment with the glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP1) receptor agonist semaglutide leads to reduced excess body fat and increased lean body mass, according to an industry-sponsored study presented virtually at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting.

Released: 17-Mar-2021 11:15 AM EDT
Exercise is key to strength and function in older women
University of Georgia

On their own, exercise and eating higher protein diets are known to help people lose weight and increase strength. But combining both strategies doesn’t necessarily magnify their effects.

Newswise: Drug Found Effective For Weight Loss in Patients With Obesity And Diabetes, International Study Shows
Released: 3-Mar-2021 8:00 AM EST
Drug Found Effective For Weight Loss in Patients With Obesity And Diabetes, International Study Shows
UT Southwestern Medical Center

A drug approved for diabetes has now been shown to also help patients with diabetes lose on average 10 percent of their body weight, UT Southwestern reports in a landmark international study.

Newswise: Belly fat resistant to every-other-day fasting: study
1-Mar-2021 9:30 AM EST
Belly fat resistant to every-other-day fasting: study
University of Sydney

Scientists have mapped out what happens to fat deposits during intermittent fasting (every second day), with an unexpected discovery that some types of fat are more resistant to weight loss.

Released: 25-Feb-2021 10:45 AM EST
Patients on a Low-Calorie Diet along with Intensive Behavioral Therapy Lost Nearly Three Times as Much Weight When Taking New Anti-Obesity Medication, Semaglutide, than When Taking Placebo
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A second study of the injectable anti-obesity medication, semaglutide, has confirmed the large weight losses reported in a study earlier this month, establishing the reliability and robustness of this new drug. With obesity affecting more than 40 percent of American adults, the findings could have a major impact on weight management in primary care and other settings.

Newswise: Unexpected Findings on Weight Loss and Breast Cancer from International Study in JNCCN
Released: 16-Feb-2021 8:35 AM EST
Unexpected Findings on Weight Loss and Breast Cancer from International Study in JNCCN
National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

New research in the February 2021 issue of JNCCN examined body mass index (BMI) data for people with HER2-positive early breast cancer, and found a 5% weight loss in patients over two years in was associated with worse outcomes. Weight gain over the same time period did not affect survival rates.

Released: 2-Feb-2021 8:00 AM EST
Survival tip: Start at normal weight and slowly add pounds
Ohio State University

People who start adulthood with a body mass index (BMI) in the normal range and move later in life to being overweight – but never obese – tend to live the longest, a new study suggests.

Newswise: Dietary Adherence and the Fight Against Obesity
Released: 25-Jan-2021 1:45 PM EST
Dietary Adherence and the Fight Against Obesity
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

While eating less and moving more are the basics of weight control and obesity treatment, finding ways to help people adhere to a weight-loss regimen is more complicated. Understanding what features make a diet easier or more challenging to follow can help optimize and tailor dietary approaches for obesity treatment.

Released: 17-Dec-2020 8:45 AM EST
FSU researchers find the ‘quarantine 15’ weight gain might just be in your head
Florida State University

By: Mark Blackwell Thomas | Published: December 16, 2020 | 3:03 pm | SHARE: After months in pandemic quarantine you might think you’ve gained weight or put on the ‘quarantine 15′ but a study by a Florida State University researcher shows that your perception might not match reality. In a study published by the International Journal of Eating Disorders, Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology Pamela Keel gathered information on changes in weight and weight perceptions from a sample of college students from January to April 2020.

30-Nov-2020 9:00 AM EST
Gastric bypass surgery leads to long-term diabetes remission
Endocrine Society

More than half of adults with type 2 diabetes had long-term remission following gastric bypass surgery, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism..

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Released: 30-Nov-2020 1:10 PM EST
Men tuning into Insta-spiration
Flinders University

New research confirms men and teens are affected by Instagram influencers who set global benchmarks for ideal body shape, fashion and even facial trends.

Released: 24-Nov-2020 4:35 PM EST
Cleveland Clinic Research Shows Bariatric Surgery May Reduce Severity of COVID-19 in Patients with Obesity
Cleveland Clinic

CLEVELAND: A Cleveland Clinic study shows that among patients who have obesity and who tested positive for COVID-19, a past history of bariatric surgery was significantly associated with a lower risk of hospital and intensive care unit admission. The results were published in the journal of Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.

Newswise: Pitt Scientists Identify Predictors of Satisfaction after Bariatric Surgery and Demonstrate Positive Effects of Physical Activity in Patients
23-Nov-2020 1:00 PM EST
Pitt Scientists Identify Predictors of Satisfaction after Bariatric Surgery and Demonstrate Positive Effects of Physical Activity in Patients
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

While most patients are at least somewhat satisfied with their surgery long-term, satisfaction decreased from 85% to 77% three to seven years post-surgery. Most patients also continue to lead sedentary lives, which contributes to weight regain and negatively affects their mental well-being.

Newswise: Weight loss shouldn’t be the goal of PE
Released: 10-Nov-2020 10:45 AM EST
Weight loss shouldn’t be the goal of PE
University of Georgia

For adults, the goal of exercise is often to shed some pounds, but new research from the University of Georgia suggests the objective should be different for kids.

Released: 9-Nov-2020 5:25 PM EST
Simultaneous kidney transplant plus weight loss surgery safe for obese patients
University of Illinois at Chicago

A new study shows that robotic-assisted kidney transplant and weight loss surgery can be performed safely.

Newswise: All Weight Loss Isn’t Equal For Reducing Heart Failure Risk
Released: 9-Nov-2020 4:00 PM EST
All Weight Loss Isn’t Equal For Reducing Heart Failure Risk
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS – Nov. 9, 2020 – Reducing the level of body fat and waist size are linked to a lower risk of heart failure in patients with type 2 diabetes, a study led by UT Southwestern researchers indicates. The findings, reported today in Circulation, suggest that all weight loss isn’t equal when it comes to mitigating the risk of heart disease.

6-Nov-2020 7:00 AM EST
Human Study Shows You Burn Fat Most Efficiently by Walking at Your Own Pace
American Physiological Society (APS)

People who exercise by walking at their own pace burn fat most efficiently, according to researchers at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.

Released: 23-Sep-2020 9:40 AM EDT
Cleveland Clinic Study Identifies Weight-Loss Threshold for Cardiovascular and Survival Benefits in Patients with Obesity and Diabetes
Cleveland Clinic

A Cleveland Clinic study shows that 5 to 10 percent of surgically induced weight loss is associated with improved life expectancy and cardiovascular health. In comparison, about 20 percent weight loss is necessary to observe similar benefits with a non-surgical treatment. The findings also show that metabolic surgery may contribute health benefits that are independent of weight loss. The study is published in the October issue of Annals of Surgery.

Newswise: Prevent Severe COVID Symptoms With Lifestyle Changes
Released: 21-Sep-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Prevent Severe COVID Symptoms With Lifestyle Changes
Rush University Medical Center

Obesity is contributing to worse outcomes in people with COVID-19. Dr. Naomi Parrella, medical director of the Rush Center for Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery, explains how managing your weight can lower your risk for severe COVID symptoms and help you prevent other chronic diseases.

Released: 4-Sep-2020 1:40 PM EDT
New weight-loss hope for those with highest obesity risk: Underserved, low-income patients
Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Low-income Louisiana patients enrolled in a tailored obesity intervention program lost much more weight than counterparts receiving usual care.

17-Aug-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Anorexia may stunt young women’s growth
Endocrine Society

Girls with anorexia nervosa can have stunted growth and may not reach their full height potential, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Released: 20-Aug-2020 7:00 AM EDT
Stomach Capacity, Desire to Eat Increases at Buffets
American Physiological Society (APS)

Research suggests stomach capacity in obesity changes to accommodate different eating situations, which has an effect on feelings of fullness and the urge to overeat. The study is published in the American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology.

Newswise: Major weight loss — whether from surgery or diet — has same metabolic benefits
18-Aug-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Major weight loss — whether from surgery or diet — has same metabolic benefits
Washington University in St. Louis

A longstanding theory has suggested that gastric bypass surgery may have unique, weight loss-independent effects in treating type 2 diabetes. But new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates that weight loss after surgery, rather than the surgery itself, drives metabolic improvements, such as the remission of diabetes.

Newswise: Obesity a Major Risk for Severe COVID-19 Cases
Released: 13-Aug-2020 4:55 PM EDT
Obesity a Major Risk for Severe COVID-19 Cases
Hackensack Meridian Health

While the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that people of any age can contract COVID-19, obesity has emerged among the major risk factors for severe cases. With more than 40 percent of Americans classified as obese, experts caution that this is a growing concern.

Released: 12-Aug-2020 7:00 AM EDT
Exercise Makes Female Rats Hungrier, Sustains Weight Gain
American Physiological Society (APS)

Sex differences play a large role in the relationship between exercise, appetite and weight loss, according to new research in rats. The study is published in the American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.

Newswise: How long should you fast for weight loss?
Released: 15-Jul-2020 1:40 PM EDT
How long should you fast for weight loss?
University of Illinois at Chicago

Two daily fasting diets, also known as time-restricted feeding diets, are effective for weight loss, according to a new study. The study reported results from a clinical trial that compared a 4-hour time-restricted feeding diet and a 6-hour time-restricted feeding diet to a control group.

Released: 13-Jul-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Study finds weight loss surgery cost disparity
University of Georgia

A new study from the University of Georgia finds that users of public insurance are paying more for bariatric weight loss surgery compared to private insurance patients.

Newswise: Weight stigma can be harmful to many, including marginalized identities
Released: 25-Jun-2020 10:25 AM EDT
Weight stigma can be harmful to many, including marginalized identities
University of Georgia

Weight-inclusive care prioritizes well-being over weight and having access to non-stigmatizing health care.

Newswise: New technique retains nipple color in men after breast reduction
Released: 4-Jun-2020 2:55 PM EDT
New technique retains nipple color in men after breast reduction
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Surgeons at UT Southwestern Medical Center have pioneered a new technique that prevents nipple discoloration and preserves shape in men who undergo breast reduction surgery following significant weight loss.

28-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Dieting? Studies Weigh In on Opportunities and Risks
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Get the latest research findings on fad diets, losing weight and healthful eating at NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE, a virtual conference featuring leading nutrition experts from around the world.


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