Diabetes Drug's New Weight Loss Formula Fuels Cost-Benefit Debate Diabetes Drug's New Weight Loss Formula Fuels Cost-Benefit Debate
Diabetes drugs are being reformulated and renamed as new obesity treatments. Medicare currently doesn't cover the latter, and private insurers will have to decide if the cost is worth the benefit.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Digital risks and adolescents: the relationships between digital game addiction, emotional eating, and aggression - Caner N, Evgin D.
Nowadays, weight gain and obesity are major health-threatening issues for children. Emotional eating, a negative health condition that can lead to obesity in children, is a defence mechanism for coping with negative emotions. This cross-sectional study aim... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

' Staggering' Increase in Global Dementia Cases Predicted by 2050'Staggering' Increase in Global Dementia Cases Predicted by 2050
Increased access to education around the world may help drive down dementia cases, but the gains could be wiped out by increases in smoking, obesity, and diabetes, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Obesity Treatment in Mental Illness: Is Semaglutide a Game Changer? Obesity Treatment in Mental Illness: Is Semaglutide a Game Changer?
Dr Dinah Miller discusses psychiatrists'important role in obesity care, an often overlooked aspect of the profession.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Children of obese mothers at risk of developing schizophrenia and drug addiction - study
MORE than half of all UK adults are classed as being overweight or obese - that's over 35 million people. In past years, this has become more common among pregnant women, with a prevalence of up to 25 percent in Europe. A study has now found that maternal weight during the pregnancy can have long-term repercussions on the health of the unborn baby, with extreme cases resulting in drug addiction and schizophrenia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia cases 'set to almost triple worldwide to more than 150 million by 2050'
A three-fold increase in dementia cases worldwide will be driven by population growth and ageing, as well as factors like smoking and being overweight, Washington University researchers have found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maternal Obesity May Up Risk for Future Liver Disease in Offspring
TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 -- There is a strong association between maternal weight and future nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in offspring, according to a study published online July 18 in the Journal of Hepatology. Hannes Hagström,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mom's Weight-Loss Surgery Lowers Many Pregnancy Complications, Raises Others
TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 -- Weight-loss surgery can be a double-edged sword for obese women who want to shed pounds before becoming pregnant: New research shows it lowers the risk of some complications, but it may increase the risk of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 27, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AstraZeneca and Regeneron to research, develop and commercialise new small molecule medicines for obesity
AstraZeneca has entered into a collaboration with Regeneron to research, develop and commercialise small molecule compounds directed against the GPR75 target with the potential to treat obesity and related co-morbidities. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - July 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured AstraZeneca Business and Industry Source Type: news

ASH SUBRAMANIAN: As a surgeon, stress of the pandemic drove me to the brink
ASH SUBRAMANIAN: I'm middle-aged, male, Asian and a bit overweight. Most patients in our intensive care unit (ICU) fitted that profile. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Call to Action: Experts Urge Coordinated Care for'NASH Epidemic'Call to Action: Experts Urge Coordinated Care for'NASH Epidemic '
Call for doctors in primary care, hepatology, obesity medicine, endocrinology, and diabetology to stop working in silos and develop multidisciplinary teams to tackle nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

EVE SIMMONS: Why a Frosties sugar tax will not tackle childhood obesity
Throughout my childhood, my mornings began with a bowl of cereal. My older brother Sam would opt for Frosties. But I was a Coco Pops girl, writes Mail on Sunday assistant health editor EVE SIMMONS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Younger Adults With HIV Have Higher CVD Risk but Low ASCVD Scores Younger Adults With HIV Have Higher CVD Risk but Low ASCVD Scores
Even without traditional cardiovascular risks factors such as smoking and obesity, people under 40 with HIV have substantially higher CVD risks than the general public.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Bidirectional impact of cardiovascular disease, cancer in Blacks focus of new AHA center
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Cardiovascular disease and cancer, the nation's top two killers, share common ground like obesity and chronic inflammation, as well as a disproportionate impact on Black Americans. A new American Heart Association-funded center at the Medical College of Georgia is working to better understand the bidirectional dynamic, including how to intervene when, for example, cancer treatment itself results in heart problems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ASMBS Foundation awards research grants for studies related to COVID-19 & obesity
(ASMBS Foundation) The ASMBS Foundation has awarded two research grants to study the effects of obesity on COVID-19 infections in adolescents and the increasing use of cannabis during and after the pandemic and its potential impact on weight loss outcomes following bariatric surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Living with Obesity? Get Your COVID Vaccine Now, Experts Say Living with Obesity? Get Your COVID Vaccine Now, Experts Say
Rates of vaccination against COVID-19 are lowest in states with a high prevalence of obesity, say experts in the field, as they urge their patients to take any of the approved COVID-19 vaccines.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Living with Obesity? Get Your COVID Vaccine Now, Experts Say
Rates of vaccination against COVID-19 are lowest in states with a high prevalence of obesity, say experts in the field, as they urge their patients to take any of the approved COVID-19 vaccines. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Weight Training Burns Fat
A cellular chat after your workout may explain in part why weight training burns fat. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gretchen Reynolds Tags: Exercise Muscles Obesity Mice Research Weight Lifting FASEB Journal Source Type: news

Lifting Weights? Your Fat Cells Would Like to Have a Word
A cellular chat after your workout may explain in part why weight training burns fat. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gretchen Reynolds Tags: Exercise Muscles Obesity Mice Research Weight Lifting FASEB Journal Source Type: news

Study: Wearable fitness trackers boost exercise levels in adults with diabetes, heart disease
Using wearable fitness trackers boosts physical activities levels in adults who are overweight and those with diabetes and heart disease, according to an analysis published Tuesday by JAMA Network Open. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obese Britons with long Covid put on radical low-calorie diets to see if it can cure condition
Glasgow University researchers will recruit 200 overweight and obese Britons who have survived Covid, but are debilitated by lingering symptoms months later. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research shows employer-based weight management program with access to anti-obesity medications results in greater weight loss
(Cleveland Clinic) Research Shows Employer-Based Weight Management Program With Access To Anti-Obesity Medications Results in Greater Weight Loss Clinical trial was conducted in the real-world setting of a workplace health plan A Cleveland Clinic study demonstrates that adults with obesity lost significantly more weight when they had access to medications for chronic weight management in conjunction with their employer-based weight management program, compared to adults who did not have access to the medications. The study was published in JAMA Network Open. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Extreme adiposity associated with obesity starts with inflammation in the brain
(Natural News) Obesity is a metabolic disease that is now considered to be an epidemic. In the United States, obesity is a major contributor to some of the leading causes of death among Americans, which include heart disease, diabetes and some types of cancer. The main defining feature of obesity is the excessive accumulation and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You ’re Missing Microbes. But Is ‘Rewilding’ the Way to Get Them Back?
The science behind the idea of restoring the intestinal microbiome to an ancestral state is shaky, skeptics say, and in some cases unethical. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Kolata Tags: Hadza Tribe Microbiology Digestive Tract Diet and Nutrition Feces Bowels Obesity Fiber (Dietary) Immune System Sonnenburg, Justin L Leach, Jeff Tanzania Research Probiotics Bacteria Science (Journal) Source Type: news

Obese woman became anorexic in just 15 months after dropping to just 7.5st
Natalie Bradley, 32, from Radcliffe, Manchester, would spend hours exercising every day day, walking up to 50,000 steps, and became obsessed with losing weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity and work-related injuries among farmers in Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia - Hunsucker S, Reed DB.
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a recognized risk factor for work-related injuries (WRI). Despite the inherent safety hazards associated with farm work, research on obesity among farmers is limited giving little guidance to occupational health providers on obesity ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

We ’ll soon know more about our bodies than ever before – but are we ready? | Daniel M Davis
Tests could show the probability of illnesses occurring in five, 10 or 20 years, with huge moral and ethical implicationsWe ’re soon going to have to make our own choices about social distancing, wearing masks and travel. When the legal enforcement of rules is lifted, the way in which each of us deals with the risk of Covid-19 will be down to personal judgment. But how well equipped are we to make these decisions?Graphs and data can help explain things, but what ’s also needed is a deep understanding of how science works, and, perhaps most important of all, a sense of how to weigh up the odds of coming down wit...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Daniel M Davis Tags: Medical research Science Biology Psychology Cancer research Health Health policy Society UK news Source Type: news

Hacer pesas ayuda a prevenir la obesidad
Las personas que regularmente hacen ejercicios para fortalecer los m úsculos tienen entre 20 y 30 por ciento menos probabilidades de ser obesas con el tiempo. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gretchen Reynolds Tags: Exercise Weight Lifting Obesity Muscles Iowa State University PLoS Medicine (Journal) Source Type: news

¿Quieres controlar tu peso? Levantar pesas podría ayudarte
Las personas que regularmente hacen ejercicios para fortalecer los m úsculos tienen entre 20 y 30 por ciento menos probabilidades de ser obesas con el tiempo. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gretchen Reynolds Tags: Exercise Weight Lifting Obesity Muscles Iowa State University PLoS Medicine (Journal) Source Type: news

Dr Hilary's urgent plea to alter the obesity crisis - 'it's crippling the NHS'
DR HILARY called attention to the "epidemic" of obesity - the risk factor for diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. "We need to do something urgently to alter the obesity crisis we have," he said live on Good Morning Britain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early intervention in schools needed to address Malta's obesity crisis
(Staffordshire University) A new study by the University of Malta and Staffordshire University highlights an urgent need for change in the curriculum and demonstrates how introducing longer, more frequent and more physically intense PE lessons can significantly improve children's weight and overall health. Malta currently has one of the highest rates of obesity worldwide with 40% of primary and 42.6% of secondary school children being overweight or obese. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fecal Transplantation and Fiber Improves Insulin in Obesity Fecal Transplantation and Fiber Improves Insulin in Obesity
"The potential for improving human health through the microbiome is immense. We are only scratching the surface at the moment," says the lead author of small new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Effects of Two Dietary Strategies in Subjects With NAFLD Effects of Two Dietary Strategies in Subjects With NAFLD
This study evaluated and compared the outcomes of two personalized energy-restricted dietary strategies in overweight and obese subjects with NAFLD.Liver International (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 13, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Study: Up to 1 in 5 people with COVID-19 in U.S. needs hospital care
Nearly one in five people with confirmed COVID-19 in the United States requires hospital care for the disease, with those with pre-existing health such as dementia or obesity at higher risk for serious illness. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obese Men May Have Better Survival With Advanced Prostate Cancer
Title: Obese Men May Have Better Survival With Advanced Prostate CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/12/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/13/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - July 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Filling the Medicaid Gap with a Public Option
An Urban Institute brief provides comparison of three reform options for filling the Medicaid gap based on Marketplace benchmarks versus when they are available through a public option. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - July 13, 2021 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Holahan J Tags: Health Disparities Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

Obese Men May Have Better Survival With Advanced Prostate Cancer
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 12, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, Reproductive Medicine, Urology, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Children in areas with high levels of air pollution, noise and traffic are more likely to be OBESE
A study of more than 2,000 children in Sabadell, near Barcelona, Spain, explored these key environmental factors and their impact on children's weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Better Outcomes for Obese Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer
When men have advanced prostate cancer, obesity might offer something of a survival advantage, a preliminary study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obese Men May Have Better Survival With Advanced Prostate Cancer
MONDAY, July 12, 2021 -- When men have advanced prostate cancer, obesity might offer something of a survival advantage, a preliminary study suggests. Researchers in Italy found that among men with prostate cancer that had spread throughout the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Urban areas with high levels of air pollution may increase risk of childhood obesity
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) Children living in urban areas with high levels of air pollution, noise and traffic may be at higher risk of childhood obesity, according to a study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)--a centre supported by the " la Caixa " Foundation--and the University Institute for Primary Care Research Jordi Gol (IDIAP Jordi Gol). The study was funded by the La Marat ó de TV3 Foundation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Unlocking the ‘gut microbiome’ – and its massive significance to our health
Scientists are only just discovering the enormous impact of our gut health – and how it could hold the key to everything from tackling obesity to overcoming anxiety and boosting immunityIf you want to learn more about what ’s going on in your gut, the first step is to turn your poo blue. How long it takes for a muffin dyed with blue food colouring to pass through your system is a measure of your gut health: the median is 28.7 hours; longer transit times suggest your gut isn’t as healthy as it could be. We are only now beginning to understand the importance of the gut microbiome: could this be the start of...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Seal Tags: Health Science & wellbeing Society Life and style Food Source Type: news

Obesity increases survival in advanced prostate cancer
(European Association of Urology) Obese patients with a form of advanced prostate cancer survive longer than overweight and normal weight patients, new research has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 10, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Narcolepsy and Your Diet
Learn about the link between narcolepsy and obesity, best foods for narcolepsy, how and when to eat, and if a low-carb or keto diet helps with symptoms. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Digital Self-Monitoring Effective for Weight Loss, Healthy Lifestyle
FRIDAY, July 9, 2021 -- Digital self-monitoring of physical activity and diet is an effective intervention to support weight loss in adults with obesity or overweight, according to a review published online June 30 in Obesity Reviews. Rhiannon... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Preablation Weight Loss Linked to Freedom From A-Fib
FRIDAY, July 9, 2021 -- Preablation weight loss is associated with freedom from atrial fibrillation (FFAF) in both obese and nonobese patients, according to a study published online June 30 in the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. Graham... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Care Heroes 2021: Jessica Jiles Carwell with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)
Before Jessica Jiles Carwell worked for UTHSC, she was the lead administrator for the B5210 Let ’s Change initiative for the nonprofit Common Table Health Alliance. Her aim? To reduce childhood obesity and promote healthy living through environmental and systemic changes. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Impact of Body Mass Index on the Survival of Patients with Sepsis with Different Modified NUTRIC Scores
Nutritional status affects the survival of patients with sepsis. This retrospective study analyzed the impact of body mass index (BMI) and modified nutrition risk in critically ill (mNUTRIC) scores on survival of these patients. Data of 1291 patients with sepsis admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) were extracted. The outcomes were mortality, duration of stay, ICU stay, and survival curve for 90-day mortality. Logistic regression analysis was performed to examine the risk factors for mortality. Cytokine and biomarker levels were analyzed in 165 patients. The 90-day survival of underweight patients with low mNUTRIC sco...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anti-tumor agent from the intestine
It is believed to be involved in the development of chronic inflammatory intestinal diseases, to trigger diabetes, to be responsible for obesity, even neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's could have their causes here - not to mention depressions and autistic disorders. We are talking about the microbiome - the vast collection of bacteria in the human gut. It is estimated that each person carries around 100 trillion bacterial cells in their digestive tract, belonging to several thousand species. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - July 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Boosting health through primary care conversations
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) ’s latest research collection offers advice to staff on how to maximise the impact of each patient consultations by giving useful lifestyle and mental health advice, for example on obesity and smoking. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 9, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news