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COVID-19 pandemic may exacerbate childhood obesity
Public health scientists predict that school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic will exacerbate the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States. (2020-04-03)
Elephant welfare can be assessed using two indicators
In two new studies, scientists from the University of Turku, Finland, have investigated how to measure stress in semi-captive working elephants. (2020-04-01)
Most diets lead to weight loss and lower blood pressure, but effects largely disappear after a year
Reasonably good evidence suggests that most diets result in similar modest weight loss and improvements in cardiovascular risk factors over a period of six months, compared with a usual diet, finds a study published by The BMJ today. (2020-04-01)
Hypothyroidism patients cite effectiveness in choosing alternative to standard therapy
Three in four hypothyroidism patients who chose desiccated thyroid extract (DTE) over the standard therapy said this option was more effective than other thyroid hormone medications, according to an analysis of comments in online patient forums accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society. (2020-03-31)
Unconscious food cravings may make bariatric surgery less effective for extreme obesity
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. (2020-03-31)
Poor fitness may impede long-term success in weight loss program
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. (2020-03-31)
The leptin activator: New study reveals brain receptor key to burning brown fat
In a new study published in Nature Communications, Michigan researchers reveal a pathway by which the hormone leptin contributes to weight loss. (2020-03-31)
Liraglutide can help adolescents with obesity manage their weight
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. (2020-03-31)
Bariatric surgery before diabetes develops leads to greater weight loss
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. (2020-03-30)
Addressing unhealthy lifestyles could increase life expectancy of those with severe mental illness
Researchers from King's College London have shown that a combination of approaches that aim to address unhealthy lifestyles, access to healthcare and social issues could reduce the gap in life expectancies by around 28% between those with severe mental illness (SMI) and the general population. (2020-03-27)
Study suggests men more likely to develop type 2 diabetes if they go through puberty early
Boys who enter puberty at an early age are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes as adults than later developing boys, irrespective of their weight in childhood, according to an observational study following more than 30,600 Swedish men born between 1945 and 1961, published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes). (2020-03-23)
Unraveling the optical parameters: New method to optimize plasmon enhanced spectroscopy
Plasmon enhanced spectroscopies allow to reach single molecule sensitivity and a lateral resolution even down to sub-molecular resolution. (2020-03-19)
New mechanism of optical gain in two-dimensional material requires only extremely low input power
Optical gain is a prerequisite for signal amplification in an optical amplifier or laser. (2020-03-19)
Kaiser Permanente finds weight loss lasts long after surgery
People with severe obesity who underwent bariatric surgery maintained significantly more weight loss at 5 years than those who did not have surgery according to a Kaiser Permanente study published March 13 in Annals of Surgery. (2020-03-17)
A new use for museum fish specimens
This paper suggests using museum specimens to estimate the length-weight relationships of fish that are hard to find alive in their natural environment. (2020-03-12)
Novel blood test points to risk of weight gain and diabetes
The blood test method makes use of machine learning and can be used to predict whether patients will put on weight, unless they change their habits. (2020-03-10)
Weight loss surgery may increase fracture risk
Individuals who undergo weight loss surgery may face an elevated risk of bone fractures, according to a study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine. (2020-03-04)
Does antibiotic use during pregnancy and infancy impact childhood obesity?
New findings published in Obesity reveal that use of antibiotics during pregnancy does not appear to affect children's weight in subsequent years, but use during infancy may increase their risk of becoming overweight or obese. (2020-03-04)
Diabetes remission rates after 2 common weight-loss surgeries
Researchers examined associations between two of the most common weight-loss surgeries on type 2 diabetes outcomes by comparing diabetes remission and relapse rates, glycemic control and weight loss after five years among 9,700 adults with type 2 diabetes who had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy. (2020-03-04)
Real-world evidence empowers personalized decisions about weight-loss surgery
The PCORnet Bariatric Study provides real-world evidence from analyses of tens of thousands of patient records that helps people considering weight-loss surgery to weigh the tradeoffs of the two main surgical procedures and make personalized decisions on which is best for them. (2020-03-04)
Impact of obesity on ability to work highest amongst women over 50
New research has shown that older workers with obesity are at a higher risk of prolonged sickness absence or losing their jobs for health reasons than those of normal weight, with women affected significantly more than men. (2020-03-04)
Being overweight may raise your risk for advanced prostate cancer
A new study links being overweight in middle age and later adulthood to a greater risk of advanced prostate cancer. (2020-03-04)
Yale study may help resolve bitter debate over low-cal sweeteners
A new Yale study showed that people who periodically drank beverages with the low-calorie sweetener sucralose, which is found in low-cal soft drinks, candy, breakfast bars, and other products, did experience problematic metabolic and neural responses -- but only when a carbohydrate in the form of a tasteless sugar was added to the drink. (2020-03-03)
Changing the debate around obesity
The UK's National Health Service (NHS) needs to do more to address the ingrained stigma and discrimination faced by people with obesity, says a leading health psychologist. (2020-03-03)
The dairy dilemma: Low-fat is not necessarily better for kids
Children who consume full-fat dairy products do not show an increased risk of obesity or heart disease, according to an Edith Cowan University (ECU) research finding that raises questions about the current dietary advice for children. (2020-03-02)
When should you eat to manage your weight? Breakfast, not late-night snacks
The balance between weight gain and weight gain loss is predominantly determined by what you eat, how much you eat, and by how much exercise you get. (2020-02-28)
Gene loss more important in animal kingdom evolution than previously thought
Scientists have shown that some key points of animal evolution -- like the ones leading to humans or insects -- were associated with a large loss of genes in the genome. (2020-02-27)
Metabolic health and weight management key to minimizing diabetes risk
Increased fat distribution during menopause has long been shown to increase insulin resistance and the risk of diabetes. (2020-02-26)
Quitting smoking during the first trimester of pregnancy still puts the baby at risk
Although quitting smoking during the first trimester of pregnancy reduces the risk of low birth weight, it isn't enough to protect the unborn child from being born shorter and with smaller brain size, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. (2020-02-26)
New study shows significant increase in weight after breast cancer
New study findings suggest that weight gain after breast cancer is a greater problem than previously thought. (2020-02-25)
Reduced stress changes profile of various lipid compounds
Reduced stress is linked to changes in the profile of plasma metabolites, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. (2020-02-25)
Weight-based bullying linked to increased adolescent alcohol, marijuana us
Adolescents who are bullied about their weight or body shape may be more likely to use alcohol or marijuana than those who are not bullied, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. (2020-02-25)
Mid-life weight gain linked to faster decline in lung capacity in older age
Mid-life weight gain is linked to an acceleration in the natural decline in lung capacity that comes with ageing, reveals a 20-year study published online in the journal Thorax. (2020-02-25)
Age at menopause not linked to conventional cardiovascular disease risk factors
The age at which a woman's periods stop, and the menopause starts, doesn't seem to be linked to the development of the risk factors typically associated with cardiovascular disease, suggests research published online in the journal Heart. (2020-02-25)
Intensive behavioral therapy and liraglutide 3.0 mg show positive results for weight loss
Intensive behavioral therapy (IBT) combined with liraglutide 3.0 mg (Saxenda) can produce clinically-meaningful weight loss in patients who receive the treatment in predominantly primary care settings, according to a study published online in Obesity, the flagship journal of The Obesity Society. (2020-02-24)
Weight gain associated with accelerated lung function decline in adulthood
Lung function declines naturally over the course of the human lifespan. (2020-02-24)
Bariatric surgery effective against early-onset obesity too
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. (2020-02-21)
Study shows dietitians are an effective part of weight loss
A new study in the journal Family Practice indicates that intensive behavioral therapy from dietitians may be a very effective ways for older Americans to lose weight. (2020-02-20)
Researchers say extended antidepressant use creates physical dependence
Researchers explain symptoms associated with Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome and provide a schedule for tapering various classes of antidepressants. (2020-02-20)
Study: Difference in breast milk concentrations impacts growth up to age 5
In a new study, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine confirmed the findings of previous pilot studies that found an association between human milk concentrations and infant weight and body composition. (2020-02-18)
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