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Newswise: For Weight-Loss Surgery Patients Who Quit Smoking, Relapse is Common
Released: 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.

Released: 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 Deaconess Medical Center

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.

Released: 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.