Is Belphen the Next Blockbuster Diet Drug?

(MedPage Today) -- Even though there are scant data, obesity researchers and patients have already put a name to a potential new weight-loss craze: Belphen, a combination of lorcaserin (Belviq) and phentermine.
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

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AbstractBackgroundMorbid obesity is a worldwide epidemic and is increasingly treated by bariatric surgery. Fatty liver is a common finding; almost half of all patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis develop steatohepatitis. Bariatric surgery improves steatohepatitis documented by liver biopsy and single voxel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques.ObjectiveTo investigate changes before and after bariatric surgery using whole organ MRI quantification of liver, visceral, and subcutaneous fat.SettingUniversity of Basel Hospital and St. Clara Research Ltd, Basel, Switzerland.MethodsSixteen morbidly obese patients were...
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
By HAYWARD ZWERLING, MD The high cost, low quality and systemic inequities of the U.S. healthcare system have been the impetus for its redesign. Our healthcare system is now controlled by Consolidated Healthcare institutions, Insurance companies, Pharmaceutical companies and Health Information Technology companies (CHIPHIT complex). The CHIPHIT complex, along with the Federal Government, will create and control our future healthcare system. Ominously missing from this list are independent healthcare policy experts, independent healthcare providers and members of the general public. Historical precedents have demonst...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Policy Hayward Zwerling health inequities US Healthcare Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: This article describes the methods and data collection of the SAMINOR 2 Clinical Survey and presents some characteristics of the sample. The definition of ethnic groups is a core question in the survey and includes several criteria. To ensure that indigenous values and priorities are reflected in the research themes, we recommend that future research projects be directed in close collaboration with the Sami Parliament and the local communities. PMID: 31060480 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research
Conclusion Although GWAS contributed insight into the utility of the genotype biomarker to treatment selection, adequately powered prospective studies will be required before clinical application of pharmacogenomics can become a reality. Genotype and phenotype assessment should be facilitated by the availability of detailed molecular analyses and data integration. Careful assessment of prospective GWAS data is essential to integrate findings into the clinical decision-making process, and thereby optimizing the treatment of patients with psoriasis in the future. Author Contributions BY, NG, and WY performed the project. ...
Source: Frontiers in Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
Filomena Corbo1†, Giacomina Brunetti2*†, Pasquale Crupi3, Sara Bortolotti4, Giuseppina Storlino4, Laura Piacente5, Alessia Carocci1, Alessia Catalano1, Gualtiero Milani1, Graziana Colaianni4, Silvia Colucci2, Maria Grano4, Carlo Franchini1, Maria Lisa Clodoveo6, Gabriele D'Amato7 and Maria Felicia Faienza5 1Department of Pharmacy-Drug science, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy 2Section of Human Anatomy and Histology, Department of Basic and Medical Sciences, Neurosciences and Sense Organs, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy 3CREA-VE, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics&ndas...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Hugo Barcenilla1*†, Linda Åkerman1†, Mikael Pihl2, Johnny Ludvigsson1,3 and Rosaura Casas1 1Division of Pediatrics, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden 2Core Facility, Flow Cytometry Unit, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden 3Crown Princess Victoria Children's Hospital, Region Östergötland, Linköping, Sweden Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is characterized by autoimmune destruction of insulin producing β-cells. The time from onset of islet autoimmunity to m...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Gerard McMahon1,2*, Christopher I. Morse2, Keith Winwood2, Adrian Burden2 and Gladys L. Onambélé2 1Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute, Ulster University, Belfast, United Kingdom 2Musculoskeletal Science and Sports Medicine Research Centre, Manchester Metropolitan University, Crewe, United Kingdom Introduction: Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) is a pro-inflammatory cytokine that has been shown to modulate muscle mass, and is responsive to exercise training. The effects of resistance training (RT) followed by a short period of detraining on muscle size, architecture and function i...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Purpose of review Adrenal tumors occur in 5% of population with higher prevalence in elderly. Patients with adrenal tumors present with overt hormonal excess in up to 15% of cases, and mild autonomous cortisol secretion in 30–40% of cases. Overt Cushing syndrome, mild autonomous cortisol secretion, pheochromocytoma, and primary aldosteronism have been associated with higher cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Increasing experimental and clinical evidence also suggests that adrenal hormone excess is detrimental to bone health. This review aims to discuss the effect of cortisol, aldosterone, and catecholamine exc...
Source: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity - Category: Endocrinology Tags: ADRENAL CORTEX AND MEDULLA: Edited by Irina Bancos Source Type: research
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (SG) is the most commonly performed bariatric/metabolic operation. However, inadequate long-term weight loss remains a problem in some cases, possibly from gastric-sleeve dilation. Adding a reinforcing ring around the proximal gastric sleeve has been proposed, but relevant data are scant. We performed the largest, longest-term study yet of banded SG (BSG) compared to non-banded SG.
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original articles Source Type: research
This study also found that Proteus DNA, a genus with many uropathogenic species (Drzewiecka, 2016), was more prevalent in women with OAB compared to asymptomatic controls (Curtiss et al., 2017). IC A recent study by Abernethy et al. suggested that the microbiome may play a role in IC (Abernethy et al., 2017). In this study, 16S rRNA analysis determined the microbiome of catheterized urine from women (n = 40) with IC was not dominated by a single genus and was less likely to contain Lactobacillus compared to asymptomatic women. Abernethy et al. also showed that L. acidophilus was associated with less severe scores on the ...
Source: Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
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