Comparison of clinical risk factors for incident fracture in obese and non-obese community-dwelling older men - Scott D, Seibel MJ, Cumming R, Naganathan V, Blyth F, Le Couteur DG, Handelsman DJ, Hsu B, Waite LM, Hirani V.
BACKGROUND: Obese older adults have higher bone mineral density (BMD), but other characteristics of obesity may predispose these individuals to fracture. We aimed to compare clinical risk factors for incident fracture in obese and non-obese older men. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Getting a daily dose of exercise can boost the brain power of obese and overweight individuals
(Natural News) Exercise improves brain functions in overweight and obese individuals, according to a recent review. Published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, it revealed that exercise altered the size of different areas of the brain, such as the prefrontal cortex and the hippocampus. Exercise also enhanced the structural integrity of white matter, the tissue in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ED Chest X - Ray Score Predicts COVID - 19 Outcomes in Adults < 50
CXR severity score ≥ 2 and obesity independent predictors of hospital admission (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 22, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Weight in Adolescence Tied to Early-Onset Type 2 Diabetes
FRIDAY, May 22, 2020 -- Obesity in adolescence significantly increases the risk for incidence of type 2 diabetes in early adulthood in both sexes, according to a study published online April 22 in Diabetes Care. Gilad Twig, M.D., Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Antiobesity Meds May Curb Weight Regain After RYGB
FRIDAY, May 22, 2020 -- The antiobesity medications (AOMs) phentermine and topiramate may help mitigate weight regain (WR) after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery, according to a study published online May 22 in Obesity. Nawfal W. Istfan,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID Can Complicate Pregnancy If Mom Is Obese
Some pregnant women with COVID-19 do become severely ill, and the risk may be elevated for those who were obese or had conditions like asthma before pregnancy, a new study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Extra Pounds Could Bring More Painful Joints
THURSDAY, May 21, 2020 -- Carrying excess pounds can be painful, literally. A new study finds that being overweight or obese ups the risk of pain in people with musculoskeletal disorders. " Pain, osteoarthritis and weight share a complicated... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COVID Can Complicate Pregnancy, Especially If Mom Is Obese
THURSDAY, May 21, 2020 -- Some pregnant women with COVID-19 do become severely ill, and the risk may be elevated for those who were obese or had conditions like asthma before pregnancy, a new study suggests. As with all things COVID-19, researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Contrast ultrasound reveals unique COVID-19 lung findings
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound scans revealed patterns in the lung not typically...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Use CTA to evaluate obese COVID-19 patients for PE risk Ultrasound scoring aids COVID-19 decisions COVID-19 can be seen on CT scans outside the chest Brain images may show 'cytokine storm' from COVID-19 Lung ultrasound identifies patients with COVID-19 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 21, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

$5.75M grant to help researchers study role of obesity in development of pancreatic cancer
A team of researchers from theUCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and peer institutions has been awarded a $5.75 milliongrant from the National Cancer Institute to study the correlation between obesity, inflammation and pancreatic cancer. The scientists hope their findings may help people avoid getting this cancer.“We know that the biological mechanisms of obesity, such as inflammation, can lead to the development of pancreatic cancer,” said Dr. Guido Eibl, professor-in-residence in the department of surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a Jonsson Cancer Center researcher. “...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 21, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery in Teens: 7 Things Every PCP Should Know Bariatric Surgery in Teens: 7 Things Every PCP Should Know
Bariatric surgery is one of the few strategies shown to be effective in treating severe obesity in children. Dr Elizabeth Parks Prout provides key information, including new AAP recommendations.CHOP Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Sleeve Gastrectomy, Antiobesity Drugs Underutilized Sleeve Gastrectomy, Antiobesity Drugs Underutilized
Despite the increasing rate of obesity in the United States, sleeve gastrectomy and postoperative antiobesity pharmacotherapy remain significantly underused, according to investigators.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Odds of Pulmonary Embolism Up for Obese COVID - 19 Patients
Odds of developing PE lower for COVID - 19 patients taking statin therapy prior to admission (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pulmonology, Radiology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Obesity Ups Odds for Lung Clots in COVID Patients
Researchers said that obese patients with COVID-19 may have nearly three times the risk of developing what is known as a pulmonary embolism. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Odds of Pulmonary Embolism Up for Obese COVID-19 Patients
WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2020 -- Patients with COVID-19 with a body mass index (BMI)>30 kg/m² have increased odds of developing pulmonary embolism (PE), according to a research letter published online May 14 in Radiology. Neo Poyiadi, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Effects of Semaglutide vs Dulaglutide on Epicardial Fat Effects of Semaglutide vs Dulaglutide on Epicardial Fat
Can these medications effectively reduce epicardial adipose tissue thickness in individuals with T2DM and obesity? How do they compare?Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

CTA still most common modality for PE diagnosis
CT angiography (CTA) remains the most commonly used imaging modality to diagnose...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Use CTA to evaluate obese COVID-19 patients for PE risk COVID-19 also raises risk of blood clots (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AI boosts CT's COVID-19 diagnostic performance
Artificial intelligence (AI) boosts the performance of chest CT when combined...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Use CTA to evaluate obese COVID-19 patients for PE risk AI could enhance chest imaging's COVID-19 role High-resolution CT improves pulmonary nodule evaluation Collaboration yields brain CT hemorrhage dataset AI helps distinguish COVID-19 from other pneumonias (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

$5.75M grant to help researchers study role of obesity in development of pancreatic cancer
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) A team of researchers from the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and peer institutions has been awarded a $5.75 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study the correlation between obesity, inflammation and pancreatic cancer. The scientists hope their findings may help people avoid getting this cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 20, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Inspiring stories from women like themselves helped these moms improve their diet
(Ohio State University) When researchers asked prospective study participants who they would like to see in videos promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors, the answer was unequivocal: They wanted to see themselves -- that is, other mothers living in low-income households who were overweight or obese. The researchers obliged. And the intervention they designed produced the desired results when it came to improving participants' diet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Elderly covid-19 patients on ventilators usually do not survive, New York hospitals report
A new study also finds that 71 percent of critically ill coronavirus patients under 50 were obese. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joel Achenbach Source Type: news

Obesity Tied to Increased Risk for Progression to Severe COVID-19
TUESDAY, May 19, 2020 -- Obesity is associated with a significantly increased risk for progression to severe COVID-19, according to a study published online May 14 in Diabetes Care. Qingxian Cai, Ph.D., from the Third People's Hospital of Shenzhen... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obesity Ups Odds for Dangerous Lung Clots in COVID-19 Patients
TUESDAY, May 19, 2020 -- Obesity makes COVID-19 worse and may lead to deadly blood clots in the lungs, a new study finds. The researchers said that obese patients with COVID-19 may have nearly three times the risk of developing what is known as a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nancy Pelosi says 'morbidly obese' Trump should not take hydroxychloroquine
President Donald Trump said he's been taking hydroxychloroquine for the past week and a half in case he gets the coronavirus despite warnings from his own administration about it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood obesity raises bladder cancer risk, study looking at 315,000 children suggests
(Taylor& Francis Group) Adults who were overweight in childhood may be at greater risk of developing bladder cancer, according to new findings published in Annals of Human Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 19, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Repurposed drug combats obesity in mice
Obese mice lost weight and showed improved metabolic function when treated with a drug that ’s normally prescribed for alcohol use disorder. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CTA Can Help Pinpoint PE Risk in Obese Patients
Results show COVID-19-positive patients with BMI greater than 30 are at significantly higher PE risk. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - May 18, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Whitney J. Palmer Tags: Infectious Diseases & Conditions/COVID-19 Source Type: news

Use CTA to evaluate obese COVID-19 patients for PE risk
CT angiography (CTA) is an effective way to evaluate the risk of pulmonary...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3 uses for cinematic rendering of brain CTA scans CTA lowers costs, improves outcomes for minor stroke Are clinicians overusing CTA for carotid stenosis? CCTA, functional tests stratify heart disease risk by age New method estimates postsurgical AAA rupture risk on CTA (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 18, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Atrial fibrillation among overweight people is not due to fat
(Aarhus University) In a recently published study, researchers from Aarhus University document that the risk of atrial fibrillation is not linked to the amount of body fat, but instead to large muscle mass, or more precisely, a high fat-free weight (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health-related sustainable development goals: countdown on alcohol use, smoking prevalence, child overweight and suicide mortality - Droogers M, Jansen D, Lindert J, Saboga-Nunes L, Rud én M, Guichardon M, Zeegers Paget D.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of goals that aspire to 'leave no one behind', adopted by all members of the United Nations and to be achieved by 2030. Now, four years after the SDGs entered into force, we examine the progress towards th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Sociodemographic factors associated with a positive test for COVID-19 in primary care
(The Lancet) Older age, being male, deprivation, living in a densely populated area, ethnicity, obesity, and chronic kidney disease are associated with a positive test for COVID-19, according to results from 3,802 people tested for SARS-CoV-2 (including 587 positive tests) in the UK. The observational study was conducted in between Jan 28 and April 4 using routine electronic health records data from GP practices across England (UK), and results are published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Repurposed drug helps obese mice lose weight, improve metabolic function
Treatment with disulfiram, normally prescribed to treat alcohol use disorder, shows health benefits in animal study. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - May 14, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New discoveries about hormones in the gut may offer new disease treatments
A study published inCell provides insights into hormone producing cells in the human gut that may help develop&nbsp;potential new treatments for diseases such as obesity.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 14, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Repurposed drug helps obese mice lose weight, improve metabolic function
(NIH/National Institute on Aging) An off-label experiment in mice using disulfiram, which has been used to treat alcohol use disorder for more than 50 years, consistently normalized body weight and reversed metabolic damage in obese middle-aged mice of both sexes. The international study was led by researchers at the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health . The results were published online in the journal Cell Metabolism on May 14, 2020. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women who get a caffeine fix two or three times a day have less body fat than those who drink none 
Women who enjoy two or three cups of coffee a day have less body fat than those who drink less or none at all. Coffee may contain compounds with anti-obesity properties that cause body fat to fall. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: Is Your Child's Blood Pressure Something to Worry About?
WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- The term " high blood pressure " rarely conjures images of young, playful children. But the condition doesn't just affect adults. In children, it can be caused by obesity, kidney disease,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 13, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ventilatory Mechanics in the Patient With Obesity Ventilatory Mechanics in the Patient With Obesity
This article examines the influence of obesity on airway management and the mechanics of respiration during spontaneous breathing and artificial ventilation.Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Millions with health conditions at risk from Covid-19 'if forced back to work'
About 20% of UK population vulnerable but not included in government ’s shielding adviceEight million people with underlying health conditions should be exempted from plans to get the country back to work and normal life, according to scientists who warn that easing lockdown too quickly could propel the Covid-19 death toll to 73,000 this year.About 80% of the population have little to fear from a return to work, but 20% are vulnerable from one or more common conditions such as diabetes, obesity and heart problems, say researchers from University College London (UCL) in a Lancet study published on Wednesday.Continue r...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news Rishi Sunak NHS Health Infectious diseases Science Medical research Society Source Type: news

COVID-19 Is Making Americans Even More Sedentary. The Effects Could Be Long-Lasting
Under the best of circumstances, Americans don’t love to work out. Even though movement is among the most accessible and effective ways to improve physical and mental health, federal data show only about 25% of American adults get the government-recommended dose of exercise each week: 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity, plus two strength-training sessions. It’s not hard to guess how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting that number, with its sweeping lockdowns confining millions of Americans to their homes. The data are still coming together, but early reports suggest the pandemic i...
Source: TIME: Health - May 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Obesity Can Shift Severe COVID-19 to Younger Age Groups
A new analysis is the first to specifically examine the link between age, obesity, and treatment in ICU. The findings add to evidence indicating threshold for testing should be lowered in this 'susceptible population.' (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thigh Circumference Tied to Hypertension Risk
TUESDAY, May 12, 2020 -- Large thigh circumference is associated with a lower risk for hypertension in overweight and obese individuals, according to a study published in the April issue of Endocrine Connections. Jie Shi, from the Shanghai Jiao... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obesity Can Shift Severe COVID-19 to Younger Age Groups Obesity Can Shift Severe COVID-19 to Younger Age Groups
A new analysis is the first to specifically examine the link between age, obesity, and treatment in ICU. The findings add to evidence indicating threshold for testing should be lowered in this'susceptible population. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 11, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Association between living with children and the health and health behavior of women and men. Are there differences by age? Results of the "German Health Update" (GEDA) study - Rattay P, von der Lippe E.
Does the health of women and men living with and without minor children differ, and are age differences evident in the association? For self-rated general health, depression, back pain, overweight, smoking and sporting inactivity, the GEDA data 2009-2012 (... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Healthy eating behaviors in childhood may reduce the risk of adult obesity and heart disease
(American Heart Association) Encouraging children to make their own decisions about food, within a structured environment focused on healthy food choices, has been linked to better childhood nutrition and healthier lifelong eating behaviors.Parents and caregivers can play a significant role in creating an environment that helps children develop healthier eating behaviors early in life, which can reduce the risk for overweight, obesity and cardiovascular disease as adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Covid-19 school closings may spur childhood obesity, experts warn
Kids often gain weight in the summer when they’re home. School shutdowns, stay-at-home orders, snack eating could result in serious health issues for youths. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marlene Cimons Source Type: news

The association between distress tolerance and eating expectancies among trauma-exposed college students with obesity - Kauffman BY, Bakhshaie J, Zvolensky MJ.
Objective: Obesity is a significant health concern among college populations, and trauma-exposed students are particularly at risk for behaviors associated with weight gain. There is need for further understanding of factors that may contribute to i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Chemicals found in kitchenware can DOUBLE your risk of obese grandchildren, research shows
The Public Health Institute in California found that obesity was up to 2.3 times higher among 20-year-old women whose grandmothers had been exposed to syn chemicals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CPG Sec. 456.100 Non-Rx Drugs Anti-Obesity Preparations
(Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - May 8, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Men are TWICE as likely to die from coronavirus as women
Elderly, obese and black people are also substantially more likely to fall victim to the illness, according to the NHS England analysis of 17.4million patient records. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood Vessels of Obese Teens Age Prematurely
Title: Blood Vessels of Obese Teens Age PrematurelyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/7/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/8/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - May 8, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news