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14-May-2024 7:05 AM EDT
Cash incentives drive weight loss in men
University of Bristol

A major UK study led by health experts at the University of Stirling has found that offering financial incentives is effective in helping men to lose weight.

Released: 2-May-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Weight-loss surgery before kidney transplantation improves health and eligibility of patients with obesity and renal failure, Mayo Clinic study finds
Mayo Clinic

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy promotes relatively rapid weight loss, reduces obesity-related health issues and improves eligibility for kidney transplantation for patients with advanced chronic kidney disease and obesity, according to new research from Mayo Clinic.

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Released: 15-Apr-2024 10:05 AM EDT
University Hospital and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Launch Comprehensive Weight Management Center
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

University Hospital and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) have established a Weight Management Center designed to address obesity and its complications by providing comprehensive support to patients struggling with weight management through a multidisciplinary approach.

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Newswise: Intermittent Fasting May Help Preserve Intestinal Health as We Age
1-Apr-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Intermittent Fasting May Help Preserve Intestinal Health as We Age
American Physiological Society (APS)

A study in mice found that intermittent fasting brought benefits beyond weight loss, suggesting it could help the body better process glucose and reduce age-related declines in intestinal function. Researchers will present their work this week at the American Physiology Summit.

   
Newswise: UTSW Research: Food allergies, weight-loss surgery, and more
Released: 2-Apr-2024 12:05 PM EDT
UTSW Research: Food allergies, weight-loss surgery, and more
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Roundup of recent research involving UT Southwestern faculty members: Antibody treatment lowers risk for food allergies; Weight-loss surgery support offered for teens; Racial disparities found among pregnant patients with multiple sclerosis; Gestational age increased at start of COVID-19 pandemic

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Released: 27-Mar-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Popular Obesity Drugs May Lead to Medical Procedure Complications
Cedars-Sinai

New research from Cedars-Sinai suggests people who are scheduled for certain medical procedures should stop taking popular weight loss drugs in the days or weeks prior to avoid complications.

11-Mar-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Bariatric surgery linked to heart health improvements in people with severe obesity
Endocrine Society

Bariatric surgery may result in significant cardiometabolic improvements, particularly among younger, female, or white people and those without comorbidities, according to new research published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

Newswise: Weight loss and diabetes management drug linked to increased residual gastric content before anesthesia
4-Mar-2024 2:05 PM EST
Weight loss and diabetes management drug linked to increased residual gastric content before anesthesia
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Safety concerns for patients undergoing anesthesia who use glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs), which are medications approved for diabetes and weight management, were revealed in a UTHealth Houston study published today in JAMA Surgery.

Released: 5-Mar-2024 2:05 PM EST
UTHealth Houston research: semaglutide reduces severity of fatty liver disease in people with HIV
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Semaglutide is a safe, effective therapy for a common fatty liver disease in people with HIV, according to the results of a clinical trial presented by UTHealth Houston.

Released: 20-Feb-2024 9:00 AM EST
Eating Disorders Awareness Week: FSU researchers available to share insights behind scientific findings
Florida State University

By: Jenny Ralph | Published: February 20, 2024 | 9:14 am | SHARE: Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) is an annual campaign to garner public attention and engage in support for those affected by eating disorders. For 2024, the National Eating Disorders Association has designated Feb. 26-March 3 as EDAW.Eating disorders research is rapidly evolving and examines many psychological and biological factors that may impact individuals and society.

Released: 14-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Study finds patients happy to get support on how to lose weight during routine dental appointments
Loughborough University

As public health experts search for new ways to tackle the obesity crisis, a Loughborough University study has found that patients would welcome support from their dentist on weight management.

12-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Ultra-processed foods score worse on food package labelling
University College London

Ultra-processed foods (UPFs) contain more calories, fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt than minimally-processed foods – but not all UPFs are unhealthy, according to new research from UCL.

7-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
Gastric Bypass Improves Long-Term Diabetes Remission, Even After Weight Recurrence
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Adults who have obesity and Type 2 diabetes are much more likely to see their diabetes stay in remission if they undergo gastric bypass surgery rather than sleeve gastrectomy, even after regaining weight, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS).

Released: 13-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Little by little: Small changes can lead to heart health, Mayo Clinic expert says
Mayo Clinic

Switching from an unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle to healthy eating and exercise can be daunting.

Released: 12-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
Studies Explore: Semaglutide Use and Its Impact on Total Hip Arthroplasty Postoperative Outcomes
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Ozempic and Wegovy, which both contain the active ingredient semaglutide, have received recent attention in the media and on social platforms for its effectiveness in supporting weight loss. Ozempic, which is approved for people with Type 2 diabetes, has now become a widely accepted choice for weight loss, and Wegovy was approved in 2021 for long-term weight management.

Released: 8-Feb-2024 7:30 AM EST
Should heart patients consider taking weight loss medications?
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Over the last year, prescriptions for medications that can accelerate weight loss in people with diabetes, or without it, have skyrocketed. But how can these weight loss medications affect the heart? A preventive cardiologist shares how this shifting landscape might affect cardiovascular care and how he advises his patients.

Newswise: Running won’t help lose weight, but it does prevent weight gain
Released: 5-Feb-2024 9:05 PM EST
Running won’t help lose weight, but it does prevent weight gain
Jyvaskylan Yliopisto (University of Jyvaeskylae)

Recently, some media outlets have highlighted that it is a myth that running will help you lose weight/fat.

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Released: 1-Feb-2024 5:00 PM EST
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT: Nurses -- The Most Trusted Profession in an Age of Mistrust
Newswise

For 21 years, nurses have consistently been the most trusted profession, according to the yearly Gallup poll. (The new poll will be issued by the end of January). Dr Rushton, who specializes in burnout, will speak on trust, moral injury, and how nurses cope in this day and age.

Newswise: A tie between the most common obesity surgeries
Released: 30-Jan-2024 5:05 PM EST
A tie between the most common obesity surgeries
University of Gothenburg

The two most common obesity surgeries – gastric bypass and gastric sleeve – have few short-term complications and are equivalent in that sense. These are the findings of a study conducted at the University of Gothenburg.

Released: 30-Jan-2024 7:05 AM EST
Weight loss intervention in people with type 2 diabetes influences cancer-associated proteins
University of Bristol

A weight loss intervention in people with type 2 diabetes was found to alter levels of cancer-related proteins, according to the findings of a new University of Bristol-led study.

Released: 30-Jan-2024 7:00 AM EST
Elite Athletic Events May Not Be Out of Reach for Recreational Athletes
American Physiological Society (APS)

A new case study finds that recreationally trained athletes—“regular” people, as compared to elite athletes—may be able to achieve the extremely high levels of energy expenditure needed to complete high-endurance athletic events.

Released: 29-Jan-2024 11:05 AM EST
Study Urges People to Think Twice Before Going on a Diet
North Carolina State University

A new qualitative study highlights the negative interpersonal and psychological consequences associated with “yo-yo dieting,” also known as weight cycling.

23-Jan-2024 10:05 AM EST
Study suggests that unintentional weight loss is a signal to see a doctor
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Unintentional weight loss is associated with an increase in the risk of a cancer diagnosis within the coming year, according to a study from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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Released: 23-Jan-2024 7:55 AM EST
Bariatric Surgery Triggers 'Substantial' Weight Loss, Improves Lung Function
American Physiological Society (APS)

Bariatric surgery, a surgical procedure to alter the digestive system or reduce stomach size, triggers “substantial weight loss and improves lung function.”

Newswise: Monell Center Study: New Gut-Brain Circuits Found for Sugar and Fat Cravings
16-Jan-2024 10:05 AM EST
Monell Center Study: New Gut-Brain Circuits Found for Sugar and Fat Cravings
Monell Chemical Senses Center

A new study in Cell Metabolism by a team from the Monell Chemical Senses Center unravels the internal neural wiring of separate fat and sugar craving pathways in a mouse model. However, combining these pathways overly triggers a desire to eat more than usual.

Newswise: New research finds half-cardio, half-strength training reduces cardiovascular disease risks
Released: 17-Jan-2024 9:00 AM EST
New research finds half-cardio, half-strength training reduces cardiovascular disease risks
Iowa State University

Approximately one in three deaths in the U.S. is caused by cardiovascular disease, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Released: 12-Jan-2024 11:05 AM EST
MIND Diet Ranked Among Best in 2024
RUSH

For the seventh consecutive year, a diet created, studied and reported on by researchers at RUSH has been ranked among the top five diets for 2024 in multiple categories by U.S. News & World Report.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: 75 Hard, 75 Soft and how to keep your fitness resolutions
Released: 10-Jan-2024 2:05 PM EST
The Medical Minute: 75 Hard, 75 Soft and how to keep your fitness resolutions
Penn State Health

75 Hard, a popular fitness routine, promises to change your life – but it’s intense. A Penn State College of Medicine expert discusses how you can achieve results with lower impact.

8-Jan-2024 12:05 PM EST
Feeling depressed linked to short-term increase in bodyweight among people with overweight or obesity, study finds
University of Cambridge

Increases in symptoms of depression are associated with a subsequent increase in bodyweight when measured one month later, new research from the University of Cambridge has found.

Released: 8-Jan-2024 7:05 AM EST
Bariatric surgery may slow cognitive decline for people with obesity
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

People with obesity who underwent bariatric surgery had stable cognition two years later, a study finds.

Released: 4-Jan-2024 5:05 PM EST
Study reveals new genetic link between anorexia nervosa and being an early riser
Massachusetts General Hospital

Research indicates that the eating disorder anorexia nervosa is associated with being an early riser, unlike many other disorders that tend to be evening-based such as depression, binge eating disorder and schizophrenia.

Newswise: Exercise Physiologist Shares 2024 Fitness Tips and Trends
Released: 4-Jan-2024 8:50 AM EST
Exercise Physiologist Shares 2024 Fitness Tips and Trends
New York Institute of Technology, New York Tech

Nutrition expert Mindy Haar, Ph.D., RDN, chair of interdisciplinary health sciences at New York Institute of Technology, shares tips to help readers meet their diet goals.

   
Newswise: New Year’s fitness resolutions: McMaster expert available to discuss benefits of weight training
Released: 3-Jan-2024 2:05 PM EST
New Year’s fitness resolutions: McMaster expert available to discuss benefits of weight training
McMaster University

Stuart Phillips is a leading expert on health and fitness from McMaster University and is available to discuss the benefits of combining strength training and aerobic exercise, as the new year brings new resolutions and crowds to the gym.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s Weight Loss Program is New Jersey’s First Comprehensive Center with Adolescent and Obesity Medicine Qualifications
Released: 20-Dec-2023 2:05 PM EST
Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s Weight Loss Program is New Jersey’s First Comprehensive Center with Adolescent and Obesity Medicine Qualifications
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s bariatric surgery center is the first in the state to be accredited as a Comprehensive Center with Adolescent and Obesity Medicine Qualifications by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint Quality Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

Released: 19-Dec-2023 7:00 AM EST
Women Lose More Muscle than Men in Spaceflight, Additional Sex-specific Research Needed
American Physiological Society (APS)

New research published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology suggests women lose more muscle than men in a microgravity environment such as spaceflight.

11-Dec-2023 4:05 PM EST
Medicare doesn’t cover obesity drugs, but 76% of older adults think it should
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The vast majority of older adults – 83% -- think health insurers should cover medications that can help people with obesity manage their weight, a new poll of people age 50 to 80 finds. Nearly as many -- 76% -- believe Medicare should cover these drugs, which it cannot currently do under law.

Released: 12-Dec-2023 6:05 AM EST
A new mechanism by which rotavirus makes you sick
Baylor College of Medicine

Rotavirus causes gastroenteritis, a condition that includes diarrhea, deficient nutrient absorption and weight loss. Severe cases result in approximately 128,000 deaths annually in infants and children worldwide.



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