Study compares effectiveness of weight-loss drugs

In an analysis that included nearly 30,000 overweight or obese adults, compared with placebo, orlistat, lorcaserin, naltrexone-bupropion, phentermine-topiramate, and liraglutide were each associated with achieving at least 5 percent weight loss at 52 weeks, and phentermine-topiramate and liraglutide were associated with the highest odds of achieving at least 5 percent weight loss, according to a study.
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Authors: Zhu J, Xing G, Shen T, Xu G, Peng Y, Rao J, Shi R Abstract Backgrounds: Prediabetes is a condition in which a person's blood glucose levels are higher than normal physiological levels but lower compared to patients with diabetes. Up to 70% of individuals with prediabetes will eventually develop diabetes. To date, there have been no pharmaceutical drugs to treat diabetes. It is believed that early diagnosis and nonpharmacological intervention for prediabetes are critical for effective prevention of diabetes. Most individuals with prediabetes remain undiagnosed even after being evaluated using the standard t...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Authors: Vigna L, Morelli F, Agnelli GM, Napolitano F, Ratto D, Occhinegro A, Di Iorio C, Savino E, Girometta C, Brandalise F, Rossi P Abstract Epidemiological data indicate that subjects affected by obesity have an increased risk of developing mood disorders. The relationship between obesity and mood disorders is bidirectional. We assessed whether a Hericium erinaceus treatment improved depression, anxiety, sleep, and binge eating disorders after 8 weeks of supplementation in subjects affected by overweight or obesity under a low calorie diet regimen. Looking for a possible clinical biomarker, we assessed the seru...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Conclusion: This study suggests that the probiotics supplementation could potentially reduce the weight gain and improve some of the associated metabolic parameters, which may become an effective strategy for the prevention and treatment of obesity in adult individuals. PMID: 31118956 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
ConclusionThis surgery achieves high healing rates, with few complications, improvement of subjective symptoms and high level of satisfaction of the patients.ResumenIntroducción y objetivoEl riesgo de intervención por prolapso urogenital en la vida de una mujer es del 11,1%. Las recidivas después de la cirugía clásica alcanzan el 38%. Para tratar de mejorar estos resultados se usan kits de mallas de polipropileno transvaginales. El propósito del estudio es describir los resultados de eficacia y seguridad a largo plazo de la cirugía de prolapsos vaginales con mallas de polipr...
Source: Actas Urologicas Espanolas - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ConclusionDespite minimal group-level effects of chronic diet-induced obesity and voluntary wheel running on knee OA pathology under the current test durations, diet and exercise substantially altered the relationships among systemic and local variables associated with early-stage knee OA. These results suggest that distinct pre-OA phenotypes may exist prior to the development of disease.Graphical Abstract
Source: Journal of Sport and Health Science - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 25 May 2019Source: Diabetes &Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research &ReviewsAuthor(s): Nearmeen M. Rashad, Sally E. Sayed, Mohamed H. Sherif, Mahmoud Z. SitohyAbstractBackgroundObesity is a major contributor to preventable disease and death across the globe. Obesity is complex. Although its risk factors are myriad and compounding, there is an urgent need for a deeper understanding of the way risk factors interact with each other. Leptin is a peptide regulates food intake and body weight. However, the notion of leptin as an anti-obesity hormone was called into question because obesi...
Source: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ConclusionOur study has revealed distinctive relationship between T2DM and TD in the anthropometry specified, clinically euthyroid and gender based type 2 diabetics, independent of the sex hormones.
Source: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
New research finds that self-weighing and seeing a graphical representation of their weight changes can prompt people to lose or maintain their weight.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that occur naturally in the gut. Some research suggests a link between these good bacteria and a healthy weight. Learn more about probiotics for weight loss here.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news
We examined a group of 40 morbidly obese (OB) patients and a control group (CG). All patients were subjected to anthropometric measurements, as well as laboratory and ultrasound examinations. Results: EATmean and EMTmean differed significantly between groups (OB vs. CG): 5.09 vs. 3.50 and 808.50 vs. 737.00, p
Source: Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Wideochir Inne Tech Maloinwazyjne Source Type: research
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