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5 Deaths Reported After Balloon Obesity Treatments

Five people who had a balloon system put into their stomach to treat obesity have died since 2016, the FDA warns.
Source: WebMD Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Background: Knee replacement typically results in reduced pain and improved function, but it is unclear if these improvements lead to weight loss. Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine weight change patterns preoperatively and postoperatively among overweight/obese knee replacement patients. Methods: The study evaluated 210 overweight/obese patients from the Osteoarthritis Initiative who underwent a knee replacement during an 8-year longitudinal study. Average annual weight changes during 1- to 2-year intervals prior to, including, and subsequent to knee replacement were categorized as loss (≥−2.5%...
Source: JCR: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Background:A high proportion of type 2 diabetes cases are associated with host genetic and environmental factors. During the past decade, microorganisms that inhabit the gut have emerged as contributors to the pathogenesis of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Therefore, manipulation of the human gut microbiota will provide essential clues regarding new therapeutic targets for diabetes.Summary:Several studies have established the presence of gut dysbiosis in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, even though there are some differences among the studies that could be explained by differences in ethnicity, diet, and methodology. ...
Source: Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Summary Emerging research suggests that rates of food addiction are high among individuals seeking bariatric surgery, but little is known about associated features and the prognostic significance of pre‐operative food addiction. Thus, this article provides a systematic review and synthesis of the literature on food addiction and bariatric surgery. Articles were identified through PubMed and SCOPUS databases, resulting in a total of 19 studies which assessed food addiction among pre‐bariatric and/or post‐bariatric surgery patients using the Yale Food Addiction Scale. Most studies were cross‐sectional, and only two s...
Source: Obesity Reviews - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Tags: Obesity Treatment Source Type: research
Scientists have tested the potential of an enzyme to stop overproduction of the 'hunger hormone' ghrelin, thus preventing a rebound after weight loss.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news
Less likely to have hepatitis B, C virus, but more likely to be obese, have diabetes, be heavy drinkers
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Conference News, Source Type: news
AbstractTo assess the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary effectiveness of a peer-delivered and technology supported integrated medical and psychiatric self-management intervention for older adults with serious mental illness. Ten older adults with serious mental illness (i.e., schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, or major depressive disorder) and medical comorbidity (i.e., cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypertension, and/or high cholesterol) aged 60  years and older received the PeerTECH intervention in their homes. Three certified peer ...
Source: Psychiatric Quarterly - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
BackgroundMaternal obesity and excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) are prevalent in Australia and associated with an increased risk of birth complications, gestational diabetes and caesarean delivery. AimTo assess the effect of a pilot dietetic intervention in supporting the achievement of appropriate GWG. Materials and methodsPregnant women with a pre‐pregnancy body mass index (BMI) ≥ 35 kg/m2 (n = 174, mean BMI 40.6 ± 4.3 kg/m2) were referred for individual assessment and dietary counselling conducted by a dietitian with subsequent reviews. Education was based on th...
Source: The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
MOTHERS-to-be who smoke while pregnant may be condemning their babies to a life of obesity, warns new research.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
This study is useful on many levels. It shows continued evidence of EndoBarrier efficacy across multiple health metrics, including standard blood sugar and weight metrics, as well as insulin sensitivity, fasting glucose, and key inflammatory mediators,” GI Dynamics president and CEO Scott Schorer said in the statement. “The study also presents early data indicating that EndoBarrier produces clinical efficacy that is on par with and in some cases superior to surgical gastric plication, which is a restrictive bariatric surgery. The fact that these results can be achieved in a minimally invasive treatment with End...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Diabetes Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Implants Research & Development GI Dynamics Source Type: news
ARTICLE DISCUSSED: Is Hepatic Triglyceride Content Associated with Aortic Pulse Wave Velocity and Carotid Intima-Media Thickness? The Netherlands Epidemiology of Obesity Study. Radiology 2017;285(1):73-82.
Source: Radiology Podcasts - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Podcasts Source Type: podcasts
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