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Amazon Studios gets body image right in 'Brittany Runs a Marathon'

Furman University

When she saw the trailer for the movie “Brittany Runs a Marathon,” psychologist and body image researcher Kerstin Blomquist’s first thought was, “Oh, no. They’re doing it again!” Blomquist studies how to prevent disordered eating and how to promote a positive body image. She thought Hollywood had made another movie perpetuating negative stereotypes about people with obesity. Then, she saw the movie. “The movie was surprisingly better than I expected." She talks about what the movie got right, and what it could have done a little better.

18-Sep-2019 12:45 PM EDT

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Newswise: Shifting weight in shift workers: world first study

Article ID: 718627

Shifting weight in shift workers: world first study

University of South Australia

If you’re one of Australia’s 1.4 million shift workers, you’ll know that managing irregular hours can be hard, disrupting normal eating and sleeping patterns, and reducing the opportunity for regular exercise.

9-Sep-2019 8:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 717861

Weight Loss Before Knee Replacement Improves Some Outcomes in Severely Obese Patients

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

In patients with morbid obesity, losing 20 pounds before knee replacement surgery (arthroplasty) leads to fewer hospital days and other outcome improvements, reports a study in the August 21, 2019 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

22-Aug-2019 9:50 AM EDT
Newswise: Don’t forget Mum’s health:

Article ID: 717255

Don’t forget Mum’s health:

University of South Australia

University of South Australia researchers are appealing for greater support mechanisms to help women diagnosed with gestational diabetes return to or maintain a healthy weight post pregnancy.

9-Aug-2019 2:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Bariatric MD Hopes Insurance Companies Will Follow New Bariatric Guidelines

Article ID: 717125

Bariatric MD Hopes Insurance Companies Will Follow New Bariatric Guidelines

Catholic Health Services of Long Island

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) recently adopted a new set of guidelines that recommend surgical interventions for Class I obesity patients, who have a Body Mass Index (BMI) from 30.0 to 34.9 kg/m2. Obese patients with a BMI of 35 or higher have met the criteria for surgical interventions for more than two decades.

7-Aug-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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    25-Jul-2019 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 716076

Weight Loss Surgery Rates Are Rising Among U.S. Adults with Kidney Failure

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• The number of U.S. patients with kidney failure undergoing weight loss surgery increased 9-fold between 2006 and 2016. • The proportional use of sleeve gastrectomy in patients with kidney failure increased from less than 1% of weight loss surgeries in 2006 to 84% in 2016. • Complication rates for sleeve gastrectomy were similar between patients with and without kidney failure; however, patients with kidney failure had more hospital readmissions and slightly longer hospitals stays.

19-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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    24-Jul-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 716190

Extra Weight in 60s May Be Linked to Brain Thinning Years Later

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Having a bigger waistline and a high body mass index (BMI) in your 60s may be linked with greater signs of brain aging years later, according to a study published in the July 24, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study suggests that these factors may accelerate brain aging by at least a decade.

22-Jul-2019 5:00 PM EDT
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    24-Jul-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 716181

Waist Size Is a Forgotten Factor in Defining Obesity

University of Iowa

A new study from the University of Iowa published in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that some people considered to be a normal weight could unknowingly be at high risk for obesity-related health issues.

22-Jul-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 715944

Intermittent Fasting May Improve Blood Sugar Even without Weight Loss

American Physiological Society (APS)

New research suggests that intermittent fasting—cycling through periods of normal eating and fasting—may regulate blood sugar (glucose) levels even when accompanied by little-to-no weight loss. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.

17-Jul-2019 12:30 PM EDT

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