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  • Rx May Boost Bleeding in Obese Patients

    Source: Daily Rx

    Obesity is tied to many health issues, and new evidence suggests that obese patients may face another health risk when taking a common blood thinner.

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  • Gender Affects Bone Health After Bariatric Surgery

    Source: Weight loss surgery news

    Bariatric surgery increases the risk of osteoporosis and fractures in women, according to results from the Swedish Obesity Subjects (SOS) study. The elevated risk was not observed in men.

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  • A Weighty Matter for Those Wanting to Get Pregnant

    Source: Daily Rx

    Losing weight may need to be a priority for heavier women who are thinking about getting pregnant.

    A new study found that children of women who were severely obese before pregnancy were more likely to have developmental disorders compared to children of women with normal weight.

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  • Long-term effects of obesity surgery on adolescent skeleton are favorable

    Source: Medical Xpress

    The skeletons of obese adolescents are usually more dense than those of normal weight teens, but after gastric bypass surgery, most return to normal density within two years, a new study finds. The results will be presented Thursday, March 5, at ENDO 2015, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in San Diego.

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  • Bariatric surgery affects risk of pregnancy complications

    Source: Medical News Today

    Bariatric surgery has both a positive and negative influence on the risk of complications during subsequent pregnancy and delivery, concludes a new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The results, which are published in the New England Journal of Medicine, indicate that maternal health services should regard such cases as risk pregnancies.

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  • Hunger Zapping Obesity Device Gets FDA Approval

    Source: Weightloss surgery news

    The FDA has approved the Maestro Rechargeable System, a new type of medical device for obesity that uses electrical impulses to reduce hunger and increase feelings of fullness.

    The Maestro System is designed to aid weight loss by blocking signals in the nerve pathway between the brain and the stomach that control feelings of hunger and fullness. This therapy is called VBLOC (vagal blocking) Therapy.

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  • Impact of Obesity on Fertility Can be Reversed

    Source: Bioscience Technology

    In a breakthrough discovery, researchers at the University of Adelaide have revealed how damage from obesity is passed from a mother to her children, and also how that damage can be reversed.

    The findings, by a team led by the University’s Robinson Research Institute, have major implications for the future of fertility research and are published in the journal Development

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  • Stress reduction may reduce fasting glucose in overweight and obese women

    Source: Medical Xpress

    A treatment known as mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) may decrease fasting glucose and improve quality of life in overweight and obese women, new research suggests. The results will be presented in a poster Friday, March 6, at ENDO 2015, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in San Diego.

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  • Weight loss surgery can be a safe option for obese children

    Source: Medical Xpress

    Weight loss surgery does not stunt the growth of obese children when applied within a clinical pathway. It is a safe option to use and provides hope for youngsters who are unable to shed pounds through weight management programs that include counseling and lifestyle changes. So says Professor Aayed Alqahtani of King Saud University (KSU) in Saudi Arabia, after tracking the progress of almost 300 children who had all undergone such surgery through a standardized clinical pathway that was created and applied by Alqahtani in his practice at KSU. The findings are published in Springer’s journal Obesity Surgery.

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  • Sleeve Gastrectomy: Increase in Use, Weight Loss, and Revisions

    Source: Weightloss surgery news

    Sleeve gastrectomy has rapidly become a popular weight loss surgery. Over the last five years, it has gone from a relatively rare operation to the most commonly performed bariatric procedure.

    While the use of this procedure has increased in recent years, there is still much to learn about long term weight loss and complications.

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  • To reduce body fat, eating less fat may be more effective than eating less carbohydrate

    Source: Science Daily

    In adults with obesity, lowering dietary fat may lead to greater body fat loss than lowering dietary carbohydrate, a new study finds. The results will be presented in a poster Thursday, March 5, at ENDO 2015, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in San Diego.

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  • Obesity ‘not always linked with metabolic problems’

    Source: Medical News Today

    The researchers, from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, recruited 20 obese participants who were asked to gain 15 lb in weight over several months. The findings of the study are published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.

    The researchers then studied how the gain in weight affected the participants’ metabolism. Before and after gaining the weight, the participants’ abilities to regulate blood sugar and liver fat were measured, as were their body compositions and sensitivities to insulin.

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  • Less Booze, More Veggies Might Lower Odds for Some Cancers

    Source: HealthDay

    Eating a plant-based diet and limiting your alcohol intake may help cut your risk for obesity-related cancers, a new study suggests.

    Excess body fat is believed to be linked with about one-third of cancers, including those of the gastrointestinal tract, reproductive organs, urinary tract, blood, bone, spleen and thyroid, the New York University researchers noted.

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  • Obese Children’s Brains More Responsive to Sugar

    Source: Bioscience Technology

    A new study led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine finds that the brains of obese children literally light up differently when tasting sugar.

    Published online in International Journal of Obesity, the study does not show a causal relationship between sugar hypersensitivity and overeating but it does support the idea that the growing number of America’s obese youth may have a heightened psychological reward response to food.

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  • Weight Loss May Relieve Urinary Problems

    Source: DailyRx

    If you’ve got metabolic syndrome, you may have a raised risk for urinary tract symptoms like bladder leakage, having to urinate more often, having to get up at night to go and feeling an urgent need to go. And you may be able to fight those symptoms by losing weight.

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  • Overweight, obesity linked to nearly 500,000 new cancers in 2012 worldwide

    Source: Science Daily

    Researchers estimate that a quarter of all obesity-related cancers in 2012 were attributable to the rising average body mass index (BMI) in the population since 1982, and were therefore “realistically avoidable”.

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  • After weight loss surgery, people could experience discrimination when interviewing for jobs

    Source: Medical News Today

    People say that they would be more likely to hire someone who has lost weight through exercise and dieting than through surgery. This is just one of the stigmas faced by obese people who undergo weight-reducing bariatric surgery, reports Robert Carels of East Carolina University in the US and his team of researchers. The findings are published in Springer’s journal Obesity Surgery.

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  • Extreme obesity calls for individualized medication

    Source: Medical News Today

    Doctors and pharmacists often do not take obesity into account when prescribing medication. For this, more insight into the influence of obesity on the distribution and elimination of drugs is of the utmost importance. This is emphasized by Catherijne Knibbe in the most recent issue of the Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

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  • How well does bariatric surgery work?

    Source: MedicalXpress

    The number of bariatric surgeries done each year in the United States has ballooned. Now, in an August 27 state-of-the-art review in The BMJ and a September 3 editorial in JAMA, David Arterburn, MD, MPH, weighs the evidence on the benefits and risks of the various types of this surgery.

    "It’s critical that we find effective—and cost-effective—ways to treat severe obesity," said Dr. Arterburn, an associate investigator at Group Health Research Institute, a Group Health physician, and an affiliate associate professor of medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

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  • Change in type of procedure most commonly used for bariatric surgery

    Source: ScienceDaily

    In an analysis of the type of bariatric surgery procedures used in Michigan in recent years, sleeve gastrectomy (SG) surpassed Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) in 2012 as the most common procedure performed for patients seeking this type of surgery, and SG became the predominant bariatric surgery procedure for patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study.

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