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Obesity embargo alert for December 2019 issue
All print, broadcast and online journalists who receive the Obesity embargo alert agree to abide by the embargo and may not publish, post, broadcast or distribute embargoed press releases or details of the embargoed studies before the embargo date and time. (2019-11-20)
Yeasts in nectar can stimulate the growth of bee colonies
Researchers from KU Leuven have found that the presence of yeasts can alter the chemical composition and thus the nutritional value of nectar for pollinators such as bees. (2019-11-20)
Planting on pasture land may provide sustainable alternative for oil palm plantations
Converting already-degraded pasture to oil palm plantations avoids the large loss of stored carbon associated with clearing rainforests to make way for these plantations, according to a long-term, Colombia-based study. (2019-11-20)
Be aware of potential complications following tongue-tie surgery in babies
Complications following a procedure to treat tongue-tie in babies are occurring that can result in admission to hospital, something a University of Otago paediatrician says needs to be better understood by both health practitioners and parents. (2019-11-19)
Robotic transplants safe for kidney disease patients with obesity
Researchers report that among patients with obesity, robotic kidney transplants produce survival outcomes comparable to those seen among nonobese patients. (2019-11-19)
Studies continue to highlight benefits of bariatric surgery in teens
Children's Colorado researchers and their colleagues found that musculoskeletal pain, physical function and quality of life in adolescents significantly improves and is maintained three years after bariatric surgery. (2019-11-19)
High-protein diets may harm your kidneys
High protein intake is believed to be healthy, but it may pave the way to irreversible kidney failure. (2019-11-18)
Shark proof wetsuit material could help save lives
A new wet suit material tested by Flinders marine researchers can help reduce blood loss caused by shark bites, to reduce injuries and prevent the leading cause of death from shark bites. (2019-11-18)
Link between hearing and cognition begins earlier than once thought
A new study finds that cognitive impairment begins in the earliest stages of age-related hearing loss -- when hearing is still considered normal. (2019-11-14)
Rollercoaster weight changes can repeat with second pregnancy, especially among normal-weight women
Everyone knows that gaining excess weight during one pregnancy is bad, but clinicians rarely consider weight gains and losses from one pregnancy to the next -- especially in normal-weight women. (2019-11-14)
Changing weight-loss strategies, attempts
The proportion of adults who tried to lose weight in the previous year increased from 1999 to 2016 but the findings of this observational study suggest the results may have been unsatisfactory. (2019-11-13)
Study suggests weight-loss surgery may release toxic compounds from fat into bloodstream
Toxic man-made chemicals -- such as polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides -- that are absorbed into the body and stored in fat may be released into the bloodstream during the rapid fat loss that follows bariatric surgery, according to a study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (2019-11-13)
Study led by Tulane researchers outlines America's losing battle to lose weight
It comes as no surprise that Americans struggle with weight loss, but a new study led by researchers at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine reveals the extent to which many people try, and fail, to shed extra pounds. (2019-11-13)
Mount Sinai researcher's examine the metabolic effects of an oral blood cancer drug
Recent study found that an effective blood cancer treatment was associated with weight gain, obesity, and increased systolic blood pressure. (2019-11-12)
Weight-reduction surgery may prevent strokes, lengthen lives
Obese people who undergo weight-reduction surgery live longer than obese people who do not have surgery, according to new research. (2019-11-11)
Mosquito nets: Are they catching more fishes than insects?
Mosquito nets designed to prevent malaria transmission are used for fishing which may devastate tropical coastal ecosystems, according to a new scientific study. (2019-11-11)
The gut may be the ticket to reducing chemo's side effects
In a new study, scientists observed several simultaneous reactions in mice given a common chemotherapy drug: Their gut bacteria and tissue changed, their blood and brains showed signs of inflammation, and their behaviors suggested they were fatigued and cognitively impaired. (2019-11-11)
ACP issues policy recommendations aimed at mitigating the rising costs of prescription drugs
In two new policy papers, the American College of Physicians (ACP) calls for changes aimed at mitigating the rising cost of prescription drugs. (2019-11-11)
Age is not a barrier to the benefits of weight-loss surgery
While weight-loss surgeries are not usually performed in people above the age of 65, a new study shows that these procedures can lead to successful weight loss and better diabetes control in older adults. (2019-11-10)
Many teens have low iron, B12 levels years after bariatric surgery
Five years after bariatric surgery, many teens develop nutritional deficiencies, according to new research from Cincinnati Children's. (2019-11-08)
Normal body weight can hide eating disorder in teens, study led by stanford, UCSF finds
Teens and young adults with atypical anorexia nervosa can have normal body weights and still be dangerously ill, according to a new study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the University of California-San Francisco. (2019-11-06)
Anorexia nervosa comes in all sizes, including plus size
Adolescents and young adults with anorexia nervosa whose weight is in the healthy, overweight or obese ranges face similar cardiovascular and other health complications as their counterparts with low body mass index (BMI), according to a new study led by researchers at UCSF. (2019-11-06)
Biliary complication rates similar for kids and adults after weight-loss surgery
Adolescents and teens experience biliary side effects after weight-loss surgery at about the same rate as adults. (2019-11-05)
Cleveland Clinic develops calculator to estimate 10-year risk of diabetes complications
Patients struggling with type 2 diabetes and obesity are faced with the decision of whether to receive usual medical care or undergo weight-loss surgery. (2019-11-05)
Weight-loss surgery may counter genetic risk for developing breast cancer
Women with a genetic predisposition for breast cancer were 2.5 times more likely to develop a malignancy than women with the same genetic risk who underwent bariatric or weight-loss surgery, according to a new study* presented today by Cleveland Clinic Florida researchers at the 36th American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2019. (2019-11-05)
New study challenges decades-old patient eligibility criteria for weight-loss surgery
Weight-loss surgery has been shown to improve or resolve diabetes, reduce heart attacks and produce significant weight loss, but the operation has generally been restricted by health insurers to people with severe obesity. (2019-11-05)
Cancer risk drops in half with over 20% weight loss after bariatric surgery
Patients with severe obesity who had bariatric or weight-loss surgery and lost more than 20% of their total weight were 50% less likely to develop cancer compared to patients who did not have as much weight loss after surgery, according to a new study* presented today by Oregon Health & Science University researchers at the 36th American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2019. (2019-11-05)
Planning to avoid temptations helps in goal pursuit
Proactively planning to manage temptations may be more effective than simply responding to temptation when it arises, University of Wyoming researchers say. (2019-11-05)
Quality of life changes after weight loss
Obesity increases a number of adverse health consequences including reduced health-related quality of life. (2019-11-05)
Adding weight loss counseling to group visits improves diabetes outcomes
For people with difficult-to-control diabetes, adding intensive weight management counseling to group medical visits provided extra health benefits beyond improved blood-sugar control, according to a study led by researchers at the Duke Diet & Fitness Center and the Department of Veterans Affairs. (2019-11-04)
Molecular gatekeepers that regulate calcium ions key to muscle function
Controlled entry of calcium ions into the mitochondria, the cell's energy powerhouses, makes the difference between whether muscles grow strong or easily tire and perish from injury, according to research published in Cell Reports. (2019-10-31)
Bariatric surgery may not lead to lower health care costs
Despite helping to bring about improved survival and significant weight loss, bariatric surgery may not lead to lower health care costs in the long term, says a Veterans Affairs study. (2019-10-30)
Avocados may help manage obesity, prevent diabetes
University of Guelph researchers have shown for the first time how a compound found only in avocados can inhibit cellular processes in the pancreas that normally lead to diabetes. (2019-10-30)
Is weight loss surgery associated with a reduced risk of skin cancer?
Researchers investigated the association between weight loss surgery and a subsequent diagnosis of skin cancer, including melanoma, among 4,000 obese patients in Sweden, who had the surgery or received usual treatment. (2019-10-30)
How did weight-loss surgery affect long-term health care expenses?
This observational study of nearly 10,000 veterans with severe obesity compared health care expenditures for veterans who had weight-loss surgery with those who didn't during up to 10 years of follow-up. (2019-10-30)
Exerting self-control does not mean sacrificing pleasure
New research challenges the view that self-control equals sacrificing pleasure. (2019-10-29)
American Academy of Pediatrics looks at use of nonnutritive sweeteners by children
Nonnutritive or artificial sweeteners are a growing part of US diets, now consumed by at least one in four children. (2019-10-28)
Hydrogen boride nanosheets: A promising material for hydrogen carrier
Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology, University of Tsukuba, and colleagues in Japan report a promising hydrogen carrier in the form of hydrogen boride nanosheets. (2019-10-25)
Bariatric surgery is safe for teens with morbid obesity
Bariatric surgery is safe and, in many cases, beneficial for teenagers with morbid obesity who would otherwise face a heightened risk of developing severe health problems, including heart disease and stroke, according to a new study from Penn Medicine and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). (2019-10-25)
Emory researchers find college football players' weight gain leads to heart problems
Weight gain and high blood pressure in college football players leads to adverse changes in cardiac structure and function, indicating monitoring and early intervention is needed for this young and otherwise healthy athletic population, according to a new study by Emory University researchers. (2019-10-23)
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