A new guideline focused on the role of weight management in treating adult obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been published online by the American Thoracic Society in the Sept. 15 American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. OSA is a common disease that occurs when the upper airway becomes blocked repeatedly during sleep, reducing […]Continue Reading ...
Source: Getty Images Women who are overweight before pregnancy can use diet modification and physical activity to safely limit excessive weight gain during pregnancy, according to the combined results from seven NIH-funded randomized controlled clinical trials, including one led by researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Excessive weight gain during pregnancy may have multiple […]Continue Reading ...
Studies describing the effects of weight loss on health rarely consider age. However, weight loss during middle age likely has different effects on your health than does weight loss when you’re 65-years-old or older–especially when you’re older than 85. Although some studies have found that weight loss in older adults is generally linked to an […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Swinburne researchers are part of a new wave of health professionals challenging our perception of weight and health. While it’s long been thought that fatness is unhealthy, and skinniness is healthy, research shows this isn’t the whole truth. Swinburne researchers Dr. Carolynne White and Dr. Natalie Jovanovski have called for a […]Continue Reading ...
A weight loss drug does not increase cardiovascular events, according to late breaking results from the CAMELLIA-TIMI 61 trial presented today in a Hot Line Session at ESC Congress and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Lorcaserin is an appetite suppressant, increasing the sense of fullness after a meal and reducing hunger before […]Continue Reading ...
Cross sectional MRI images are displayed with pixels colour-coded for fat content. In this individual, the high liver fat at baseline (30.4 percent) decreased to 1.3 percent after weight loss. The lower panels, at the level of the pancreas (outlined in white), show the decrease in pancreas fat (8.9 to 7.5 percent) associated with the […]Continue Reading ...
August 17, 2018 More than 60 percent of American adults weigh more than is healthy, which results in increased health issues for the patient and high health care costs. The 2018 AGA James W. Freston Conference, taking place Aug. 18-19, 2018, in Arlington, Virginia, will bring together leading physicians and researchers to discuss current research […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Young adults at a weight status classified as overweight or obese have increased prevalence of disordered eating behaviors (DEBs), according to a study published online June 11 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Jason M. Nagata, M.D., from the University of California in San Francisco, and colleagues examined the prevalence of eating disorders and […]Continue Reading ...
Many overweight and obese women gain too much weight during pregnancy, further ratcheting up their already-increased risk of serious complications for themselves and their babies. A new group of trials funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) showed that pregnant women can safely limit their weight gain with diet and exercise interventions. It is […]Continue Reading ...
A plant-derived substance widely used in traditional Chinese medicine has demonstrated promising weight loss effects. The findings of a study conducted by scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, a partner of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD), have now been published in the journal ‘Diabetes’. If this substance called Celastrol also proves effective in […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A preliminary study published in the August issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings suggests that, for some people, specific activities of gut bacteria may be responsible for their inability to lose weight, despite adherence to strict diet and exercise regimens. “We know that some people don’t lose weight as effectively as others, […]Continue Reading ...
With being overweight or obese one of the leading risk factors for illness and death in Australia, a new report by Australia’s national science agency has shown that self-monitoring and personal accountability could be key to losing weight. CSIRO’s Total Wellbeing Diet online, first launched in 2015, offers a full refund for people who complete […]Continue Reading ...
August 19, 2018 A woman’s overall health before conception can impact her pregnancy and the health of her fetus. “Half of all pregnant women in the United States are overweight or obese, increasing the mother’s risk of pregnancy complications, including gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, fetal anomalies, premature birth, C-section and fetal demise,” says Amy Rothberg, M.D., […]Continue Reading ...
August 13, 2018 A quality-improvement project to standardize feeding practices for micro preemies–preterm infants born months before their due date– helped to boost their weight and nearly quadrupled the frequency of lactation consultations ordered in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), a multidisciplinary team from Children’s National Health System finds. According to the Centers for […]Continue Reading ...
New study suggests that people who follow their own strict habits are better at maintaining weight loss than those who eat when they’re hungry or follow a certain diet. Credit: Shutterstock The hardest part about losing weight is maintaining it. Many people manage to lose weight, but in time the kilos can slowly come back. […]Continue Reading ...
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