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  • Weight-loss surgery puts spark back into relationships

    Source: Medical Xpress

    Bariatric surgery does not only benefit the health of patients who undergo this weight loss procedure. It also leads to greater intimacy between them and their life partners, and adds a spark to their sex life. It’s all in all a shared journey that brings partners closer together, says Mary Lisa Pories of East Carolina University in the US, lead author of a study providing insights into the experience of couples after one of the partners underwent weight loss surgery. The findings are published in Springer’s journal Obesity Surgery.

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  • Study finds weight loss in obese adults can reduce severity of asthma

    Source: Medical Xpress

    A Canadian study published in the June issue of the journal Chest found weight loss reduced asthma severity as measured by airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) in obese adults. The incidence of asthma is 1.47 times higher in obese people than nonobese people, and a three-unit increase in body mass index is associated with a 35% increase in the risk of asthma. The study supports the active treatment of comorbid obesity in individuals with asthma.

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  • Teenage obesity may increase risk of colorectal cancer in later-life

    Source: Medical News Today

    The study, conducted by researchers from the US and Sweden, also reveals that males with systemic inflammation during late adolescence may be at greater risk of colorectal cancer later in life.

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  • Metabolic syndrome could increase cardiovascular risks

    Source: Medical News Today

    “It appeared that the cardiovascular disease risk was elevated in black women by the presence of only two or three metabolic abnormalities to a degree that would require four or more metabolic abnormalities among white women,” says Dr. Michelle Schmiegelow, author of the Journal of the American Heart Association study and research fellow at University Hospital Gentofte, Denmark.

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  • Gastric Bypass Long-Term Outcomes

    Source: Weight loss surgery news

    An investigation into the long-term outcomes of the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) presents updated information on how weight loss, health improvements, and nutritional status holds out over time.

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  • Beloranib safe, efficacious for weight loss in obesity

    Source: Medical Xpress

    Beloranib seems efficacious and safe for weight loss in obese patients, according to a study published in the June issue of Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism.

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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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