Obesity

Genetic Risk Of Developing Obesity Is Driven By Variants That Affect The Brain

Some people are at higher risk of developing obesity because they possess genetic variants that affect how the brain processes sensory information and regulates feeding and behavior. The findings support a growing body of evidence that obesity is a...
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Time-restricted Eating: Any Better Than All-day Eating?

(MedPage Today) -- Time-restricted eating -- a type of intermittent fasting -- proved no better for weight loss than eating consistent meals throughout the day, a new study found. In a randomized trial of 116 individuals with overweight or...
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Clinical Challenges: Obesity And Ms

(MedPage Today) -- Despite the recognition that we are in the midst of a worldwide obesity epidemic, obesity rates continue to increase. And a failure to come to grips with this epidemic is having deleterious impact when it comes to multiple...
Related topics: Multiple Sclerosis

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Will The Cdc Ever Rise Again?

I hate to say this, but I fear it is over. For our entire relationship, I have looked to the CDC to guide and educate me. I have put my faith in their recommendations. I have defended their stances on everything from obesity to Lyme disease to...
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Influenza (Flu)

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World First Study Links Obesity With Reduced Brain Plasticity

A world-first study has found that severely overweight people are less likely to be able to re-wire their brains and find new neural pathways, a discovery that has significant implications for people recovering from a stroke or brain injury.
Related topics: Medical Research, Brain Injury, Stroke

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Once Again, The 'obesity Epidemic' Makes A Handy Scapegoat For America's Systemic Failures

The CEO of Whole Foods, John Mackey, recently shared some thoughts with The New York Times about the waistline of America and the ravages of coronavirus, pointing to comorbidities like heart disease as “one of the reasons the United States has had...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease

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Cardio Benefit From Bariatric Surgery: It's Not Just Weight Loss

(MedPage Today) -- Weight loss alone did not explain the cardiovascular and survival benefits of bariatric surgery in people with obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to an observational study. Risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE...
Related topics: Cardiology, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, Medical Research

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Obesity And The Bitter Pill Of Truth

Obesity is encountered ubiquitously in clinical practice, with rates continuing to rise -- but why? Perhaps it's time we face the truth, says Dr Akshay Jain. Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology
Related topics: Diabetes, Endocrinology

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Anderson Cooper Trashes Trump For New Covid Comments: He Should ‘look In The Mirror… He Is...

Anderson Cooper went on a tear against President Donald Trump Tuesday night for his comments Monday at a rally that the coronavirus “affects virtually nobody.” “It affects elderly people, elderly people with heart problems and...
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Popular Therapy Fails To Reduce C-section Infection Risk

(MedPage Today) -- Negative pressure wound therapy did not reduce surgical site infections among obese patients who had cesarean section deliveries, a large randomized trial indicated. Infection rates were 3.6% among 816 participants receiving...

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Industry-funded Study Of The Week: Soup Prevents Obesity?

When I saw the title of this study, I had two questions: Why would anyone do a study like this? (OK, in short-term studies, consuming water or soup before meals reduces immediate calorie consumption, but in the long term?) Who paid for...
Related topics: Medical Research, Calories

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Mississippi’s Obesity Rate Is Over 40%, The Highest In America

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mississippi had the highest level of obesity last year. Most of the states with the highest obesity rates are south of the Mason-Dixon...
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Obesity Epidemic Continues; Endo 2021 Goes Virtual; Jardiance Fast Tracked

(MedPage Today) -- New CDC data indicated that 12 states had adult obesity prevalences of 35% or higher in 2019. That's a jump from nine states in 2018 and six in 2017. The Endocrine Society announced that its next spring meeting, ENDO 2021,...
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Economists Have Finally Measured The Connection Between Unemployment And Sleep Loss

The relationship between job loss and health is well understood. Researchers have documented increased obesity, heart disease and hypertension, and mental illness associated with joblessness, particularly long-term unemployment. Less studied,...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension

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Cancer Is On The Rise Among Young People

Over the past decade, cancers associated with obesity show some of the most troubling increases affecting young adults and adolescents.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Cancer Is On The Rise Among Young People

Over the past decade, cancers associated with obesity show some of the most troubling increases affecting young adults and adolescents.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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More Than Half Of Pregnant Women With Covid-19 Asymptomatic

FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2020 -- More than half of hospitalized pregnant women with COVID-19 are asymptomatic at admission, while pregnant women hospitalized for COVID-19-related illness have a higher prevalence of prepregnancy obesity and gestational...

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More Political Meddling At Cdc? Handheld Pcr Test Ok'd; Adult Obesity Burgeoning

(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require registration or subscription. Those CDC recommendations last month about forgoing testing for COVID-19 patients' asymptomatic contacts? Apparently they were not written by agency scientists and...
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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Severely Obese Heart Donors Not Tied To Adverse Transplant Outcomes

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2020 -- Severe obesity in organ donors is not associated with adverse heart transplant outcomes, according to a study published online Sept. 16 in Circulation: Heart Failure. Elizabeth D. Krebs, M.D., from the University of...
Related topics: Heart Failure, Medical Research

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Bariatric Surgery Tied To Fewer Heart Events In Hypertensive Cohort

(MedPage Today) -- In morbidly obese patients with hypertension, bariatric surgery improved cardiovascular outcomes and reduced all-cause mortality, suggesting it should be considered as a treatment option for this group, scientists said. Among...
Related topics: Hypertension, Cardiology

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