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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.


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