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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.

Channels: Mental Health, Obesity, Psychology and Psychiatry, Weight Loss, All Journal News,

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23-Jan-2020 6:05 PM EST
Newswise: High-Protein Diets Boost Artery-Clogging Plaque, Mouse Study Shows

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.

Channels: Cardiovascular Health, Heart Disease, Nutrition, Obesity, Weight Loss, Nature (journal), All Journal News,

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23-Jan-2020 1:40 PM EST
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Newswise: Stop the Snore, Save the Romance

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.

Channels: Diabetes, Healthcare, Obesity, Sex and Relationships, Sleep, Weight Loss,

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23-Jan-2020 7:05 AM EST
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New study debunks notion that salt consumption contributes to weight loss

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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.

Channels: Cardiovascular Health, Health Food, Heart Disease, Nutrition, Public Health, Weight Loss, All Journal News,

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21-Jan-2020 10:35 AM EST
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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.

Channels: Clinical Trials, Liver Disease, Obesity, Pharmaceuticals, Weight Loss, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Grant Funded News,

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20-Jan-2020 10:50 AM EST
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Newswise: More Interventions Follow Gastric Bypass than Gastric Sleeve, Large Study Shows
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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.

Channels: All Journal News, Digestive Disorders, Healthcare, Obesity, Surgery, Weight Loss, JAMA,

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13-Jan-2020 12:00 PM EST
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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.

Channels: Healthcare, Mental Health, Obesity, Psychology and Psychiatry, Public Health, Weight Loss,

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14-Jan-2020 11:10 AM EST
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Low-Fat Diet Linked to Lower Testosterone Levels in Men

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

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.

Channels: Health Food, Men's Health, Nutrition, Weight Loss, All Journal News,

Released:
10-Jan-2020 10:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Weight Loss Improves Sleep Apnea Primarily by Reducing Tongue Fat
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    10-Jan-2020 12:15 AM 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.

Channels: Obesity, Sleep, Weight Loss, National Institutes of Health (NIH), All Journal News, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, Surgery, Staff Picks,

Released:
8-Jan-2020 3:40 PM EST
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