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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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22-May-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Warwick Scientists Discover How Cells Respond to Fasting
University of Warwick

The UK has the highest level of obesity in Europe, in fact it’s estimated half the population could be obese by 2050. Obesity is a significant risk factor for increased morbidity and mortality

Newswise: Most parents concerned about privacy, body image impact of tweens using health apps
13-May-2020 6:05 PM EDT
Most parents concerned about privacy, body image impact of tweens using health apps
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Most parents say they have concerns about how health apps may impact children ages 8-12, according to the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at Michigan Medicine.

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.

18-Feb-2020 11:45 AM EST
People who eat a big breakfast may burn twice as many calories
Endocrine Society

Eating a big breakfast rather than a large dinner may prevent obesity and high blood sugar, according to new research published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Released: 3-Feb-2020 1:20 PM EST
Helping Patients With Binge Eating Disorders: There’s an App for That
Mount Sinai Health System

Study suggests that adaptation of smartphone technology is a scalable option that significantly improves clinical outcomes

Released: 31-Jan-2020 9:45 AM EST
BIDMC’s Research & Health News Digest: January 2020
Beth Israel Lahey Health

A monthly roundup of research briefs showcasing recent scientific advances led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center faculty.

Released: 31-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
Lower Survival in Patients with High BMI and HER2+ Metastatic Breast Cancer Treated with Pertuzumab and Trastuzumab
Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

An international team of researchers found that high BMI correlates to lower survival in patients with HER2+ metastatic breast cancer, even among patients showing initial positive response to new anti-HER2 agents pertuzumab and trastuzumab.

23-Jan-2020 6:05 PM EST
People with Obesity Who Experience Self-Directed Weight Shaming Benefit from New Intervention
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

While it’s known that weight “self-stigma” is associated with poor mental and physical health, little is known about how to help people combat it. Researchers show that people who received a new stigma-reduction intervention, along with standard behavioral weight loss treatment, devalued themselves less due to their weight compared to participants who only received the treatment.

Newswise: High-Protein Diets Boost Artery-Clogging Plaque, Mouse Study Shows
Released: 23-Jan-2020 1:40 PM EST
High-Protein Diets Boost Artery-Clogging Plaque, Mouse Study Shows
Washington University in St. Louis

A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis reveals how high-protein diets increase atherosclerosis, especially unstable plaque that increases the risk of a heart attack.

Newswise: Stop the Snore, Save the Romance
Released: 23-Jan-2020 7:05 AM EST
Stop the Snore, Save the Romance
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine offers tips for Valentine’s Day to prevent snoring from being the third wheel in your relationship.

Released: 21-Jan-2020 10:35 AM EST
New study debunks notion that salt consumption contributes to weight loss
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center found that reducing sodium intake in adults with elevated blood pressure or hypertension decreased thirst, urine volume and blood pressure, but did not affect metabolic energy needs. These results support the traditional notion that decreasing sodium intake is critical to managing hypertension – disputing recent studies.

Released: 20-Jan-2020 10:50 AM EST
New Drug Prevents Liver Damage, Obesity and Glucose Intolerance in Mice on High-Fat Diet
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Mice given a new drug targeting a key gene involved in lipid and glucose metabolism could tolerate a high-fat diet regimen (composed of 60% fat from lard) without developing significant liver damage, becoming obese, or disrupting their body’s glucose balance.

Newswise: More Interventions Follow Gastric Bypass than Gastric Sleeve, Large Study Shows
13-Jan-2020 12:00 PM EST
More Interventions Follow Gastric Bypass than Gastric Sleeve, Large Study Shows
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

A study involving tens of thousands of bariatric surgery patients found that gastric bypass patients were significantly more likely than gastric sleeve patients to end up back in the hospital in the years following surgery.

Released: 14-Jan-2020 11:10 AM EST
AED Publishes Nine Truths about Weight and Eating Disorders
Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

The Academy for Eating Disorders has published a new document for their Nine Truths program on weight and eating disorders.

Released: 10-Jan-2020 10:05 AM EST
Low-Fat Diet Linked to Lower Testosterone Levels in Men
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

For the many men diagnosed with testosterone deficiency, losing weight can help increase testosterone levels. But certain diets – specifically a low-fat diet – may be associated with a small but significant reduction in testosterone, suggests a study in The Journal of Urology®, Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The Journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Newswise: Weight Loss Improves Sleep Apnea Primarily by Reducing Tongue Fat
8-Jan-2020 3:40 PM EST
Weight Loss Improves Sleep Apnea Primarily by Reducing Tongue Fat
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Weight loss in obese patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) appears to improve sleep apnea primarily by reducing tongue fat, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Newswise: New study unravels the complexity of childhood obesity
Released: 6-Jan-2020 3:20 PM EST
New study unravels the complexity of childhood obesity
University of Notre Dame

In a new study led by the University of Notre Dame, researchers examined how various psychological characteristics of children struggling with their weight, such as loneliness, anxiety and shyness, combined with similar characteristics of their parents or guardians and family dynamics affect outcomes of nutritional intervention.

Released: 6-Jan-2020 12:00 PM EST
A New Non-surgical Option Helps You Lose Weight and Keep It Off
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Jonah Cohen, MD, a gastroenterologist and Director of the Center for Bariatric Endoscopy at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses a new non-surgical option that helped one of his patients, Laurie, lose and keep her weight off.

Released: 6-Jan-2020 12:00 PM EST
Weight Loss Procedures: Comparing Surgical and Non-surgical Options
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Daniel Jones, MD, Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgical Services and Director of the Bariatric Program at BIDMC, and Jonah Cohen, MD, Director of the Center for Bariatric Endoscopy at BIDMC, compare different surgical and non-surgical weight loss procedures.

Released: 6-Jan-2020 12:00 PM EST
Derron’s Weight Loss Journey: How Surgery Changed His Life
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Derron Golden once weighed 360 pounds. As a result, he suffered from severe obstructive sleep apnea, high cholesterol, back pain, shortness of breath upon exertion and type 2 diabetes. After having weight loss surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in January 2018, he lost 150 pounds.

Released: 3-Jan-2020 2:45 PM EST
Study finds dopamine, biological clock link to snacking, overeating and obesity
University of Virginia

During the years 1976 through 1980, 15% of U.S. adults were obese. Today, about 40% of adults are obese. Another 33% are overweight.

Released: 19-Dec-2019 12:45 PM EST
Treating Lipedema With Liposuction May Help Women With 'Painful Fat' Disease
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Suppose you're a teen or young woman who starts putting on fat, mainly in your legs. Doctors say you're obese – but no matter how much you diet and exercise, you can't lose the fat. After years of weight gain, pain, and swelling, you're finally diagnosed with lipedema – a common but "enigmatic" disease of the peripheral fat. That's the experience of women with lipedema surveyed in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Newswise: Eating Too Much — Not Exercising Too Little — May Be at Core of Weight Gain, Study of Amazonian Children Finds
Released: 18-Dec-2019 2:40 PM EST
Eating Too Much — Not Exercising Too Little — May Be at Core of Weight Gain, Study of Amazonian Children Finds
Baylor University

Forager-horticulturalist children in the Amazon rainforest do not spend more calories in their everyday lives than children in the United States, but they do spend calories differently. That finding provides clues for understanding and reversing global trends in obesity and poor metabolic health, according to a Baylor University researcher in a study published in Science Advances.

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Released: 18-Dec-2019 11:35 AM EST
Ohio State Experts: Partner with Your Pet to Succeed with Diet and Exercise Plans
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Experts at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center say that partnering with your pet when implementing healthy habits can be a great way to find motivation and make you both happier and healthier.

17-Dec-2019 10:55 AM EST
Study Shows Risks for Additional Procedures after Bariatric Surgery
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Which of the two most common bariatric surgeries – gastric sleeve or gastric bypass – has the highest subsequent risk of additional operations or procedures?


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