Bypassing TBI: metabolic surgery and the link between obesity and traumatic brain injury-a review - McGlennon TW, Buchwald JN, Pories WJ, Yu F, Roberts A, Ahnfeldt EP, Menon R, Buchwald H.
Obesity is a common outcome of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that exacerbates principal TBI symptom domains identified as common areas of post-TBI long-term dysfunction. Obesity is also associated with increased risk of later-life dementia and Alzheimer's d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Body mass index and mortality in blunt trauma: the right BMI can be protective - Choi J, Smiley A, Latifi R, Gogna S, Prabhakaran K, Con J, Anderson P, Policastro A, Beydoun M, Rhee P.
BACKGROUND: There are limited studies examining the role of BMI on mortality in the trauma population. The aim of this study was to analyze whether the "obesity paradox" exists in non-elderly patients with blunt trauma. METHODS: A retrospective study w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What Is Considered Obese
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Tiny variants in genes may dictate severity of coronavirus
Scientists are tracking small differences in DNA to explain why the disease has different effectsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt has been one of the most baffling aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Healthy young men and women have become infected with the virus and developed life-threatening side effects. But at the same time, many of their contemporaries have simply shrugged off the condition.Unknown factors are clearly leaving some people vulnerable to the pandemic ’s worst effects even though some of them are young, are not overweight and do not suffer from other obvious health ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 1, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Science editor Tags: Genetics Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news UK news Source Type: news

Tired, Anxious, Overweight: How Lockdowns May Have Harmed Your Health
THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2020 -- You might be onto something if you suspect your mental and physical health declined during the COVID-19 lockdown earlier this year. Stay-at-home orders appear to have had an overall bad effect on people's health around... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New obesity plans: what needs to be done?
Obesity is a major public health and societal issue, with two- thirds  of adults above a healthy weight and 1 in 3 children being overweight when they leave primary school. Not only this, but the highest prevelance of obesity is amongst those living with socio-economic difficulties. These staggering statistics have been brought further to the forefront of public h ealth concerns since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. There has been a noteable increase in hospitalisations of those that have contracted the virus and are obese, as well as those in ethnic minorities and those living in deprived areas.&n...
Source: The Nutrition Society - October 29, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Obesity world-wide. What can be done, and where does responsibility lie – with individuals or society?
Increasing prevalence of obesity is a global issue. Flow-on consequences are significant and multi-sector, with a current example being the worse health outcomes of COVID-19 infection in obese individuals.Multiple approaches to reduce obesity have been considered, trialed and/or implemented with variable success. Unfortunately, there is limited evidence of overall impact of these approaches to reduce rates of obesity.This lecture will explore a range of “anti-obesity” approaches including those where the responsibility lies with individuals, through to more societal or global measures. Pros and cons of various ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - October 29, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

COVID-19 and obesity: Top abstracts at ObesityWeek ® Interactive
(The Obesity Society) Innovative scientific research results on Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and its impact on obesity will be presented through oral and poster abstracts at the 38th Annual Meeting of The Obesity Society (TOS) at ObesityWeek ® Interactive. This online event will take place Nov. 2-6, 2020 at www.obesityweek.org. On-Demand materials and other elements of the interactive conference will remain available online through Dec. 31, 2020. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

For Some Black Women, DNA Could Magnify Racism's Toll on Health
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2020 -- Many aspects of daily living can trigger stress. But for Black women, everyday stressors plus racial discrimination and a specific genetic mutation may increase the risk for obesity, diabetes and heart disease,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Socio-demographic determinants of overweight and obesity among mothers in South Africa
(Bentham Science Publishers) To investigate the socio-demographic determinants of overweight and obesity among mothers of primary school children living in a rural Dikgale Health and Demographic Surveillance System Site in South Africa (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers uncover health disparities in childhood obesity and access to treatments
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) The use of bariatric surgery to treat severe obesity in adolescents, and the racial disparities in access to that treatment, were analyzed in a retrospective study published in Annals of Surgery by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity effects on pedestrian lower extremity injuries in vehicle-to-pedestrian impacts: a numerical investigation using human body models - Tang J, Zhou Q, Nie B, Hu J.
The objectives of this study were to develop a method for modeling obese pedestrians and to investigate effects of obesity on pedestrian impact responses and injury outcomes. METHODS: The GHBMC (Global Human Body Model Consortium) 50th perce... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Cannabis Improves Liver Function With Obesity
Cannabis May Improve Liver Function in Patients With Obesity (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Majority Of Hospitalized Coronavirus Patients Left With Heart Abnormalities, Study Finds
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Metabolic Surgery Linked to Reduced Risk for MACE After MI
MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 -- Metabolic surgery is associated with a reduced risk for major adverse cardiovascular events and death among patients with previous myocardial infarction (MI) and obesity, according to a study published online Oct. 26 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Are ‘Kidfluencers’ Making Our Kids Fat?
Popular YouTube channels often bombard young children with thinly veiled ads for junk food, a new study finds. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anahad O ’Connor Tags: Children and Childhood Fast Food Industry Advertising and Marketing Toys Parenting Obesity Federal Trade Commission YouTube.com Source Type: news

Local bariatric surgeon talks risks of obesity, Covid-19
Dr. Michael Baptista talks about the added Covid-19 risks for obese patients in Jacksonville. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: James Cannon Source Type: news

How to live longer: Drink which helps prevent diabetes, cancer, obesity & boosts longevity
HOW TO live longer does not have to mean a life of abstinence and deprivation. Often, it's about increasing more of a good thing and according to leading health experts and studies, drinking more of this type of beverage could help to slow down the rate of ageing to boost longevity. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers identify how night-shift work causes internal clock confusion
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Night-shift workers face an increased risk of obesity and diabetes, but the underlying reason for that has been a mystery. Now, University of Missouri School of Medicine researchers have found a potential cause for metabolic changes during night-shift work that creates confusion between cells in the body and the central clock in the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fighting obesity family style with MEALS
(Le Bonheur Children's Hospital) Thomaseo Burton, Ph.D., and Webb Smith, Ph.D., of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have developed a novel intervention in the home kitchen to address obesity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity and inflammation
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - October 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alderton, G. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Black coronavirus patients nearly twice as likely to be hospitalized as whites, new study finds
A new study from the University of Michigan found that obese African-Americans were three times as likely to test positive for COVID-19 compared to obese white adults in the US. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity increases risk for COVID-19 among Black people in U.S., study finds
Black people in the United States who are obese are three times as likely to test positive for COVID-19 as obese White people, according to an analysis published Wednesday by JAMA Network Open. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery may increase lifespan by 3 years
Bariatric surgery may increase life span for people with obesity by an average of 3 years compared to other treatment strategies, according to a study published inThe New England Journal of Medicine.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 21, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Princeton and Mpala scholars link obesity and disease to dramatic dietary changes
(Princeton University) The " mismatch hypothesis " argues that our bodies evolved to digest the foods that our ancestors ate, and that human bodies will struggle and largely fail to metabolize a radically new set of foods. This intuitive idea is hard to test directly, but the Turkana, a pastoralist population in remote Kenya, present a natural experiment: genetically homogenous populations whose diets stretch across a lifestyle gradient from relatively " matched " to extremely " mismatched " with their recent evolutionary history. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rural U.S. Hospitals Are On Life Support As a Third Wave of COVID-19 Strikes
When COVID-19 hit the Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center in Cuthbert, a small rural town in Randolph County, in late March, the facility—which includes a 25-bed hospital, an adjacent nursing home and a family-medicine clinic, was quickly overwhelmed. In just a matter of days, 45 of the 62 nursing home residents tested positive. Negative residents were isolated in the hospital while the severely ill patients from both the nursing home and the local community were transferred to other better-equipped facilities. “We were trying to get the patients out as fast as possible,” says Steve Whatley, Southwe...
Source: TIME: Health - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Brain differences in youth linked to increased waist size
Cellular differences in a brain area that plays a key role in reward and food processing may predict higher obesity in children. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Analyzing the impact of neighborhood safety on active school travels - Shamshiripour A, Shabanpour R, Golshani N, Mohammadian AK, Shamshiripour P.
This study is an effort to contribute to the current literature of school travels by ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Obesity Medicine Association announces major updates to its Pediatric Obesity Algorithm
(Communications Strategy Group (CSG)) The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) today announced the immediate availability of the 2020-2022 Pediatric Obesity Algorithm, which includes new information for clinicians such as specific considerations for special populations, nutritional recommendations for patients with obesity and adiposity-related diseases, and advanced therapies for pediatric obesity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UEG: Pancreatic CA Down With Bariatric Sx for Obese With DM
Prevalence of pancreatic cancer higher in patients with predisposing diabetes and obesity without BS (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 16, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Surgery, Conference News, Source Type: news

Heart Defects Don't Increase Risk of Severe COVID
Among the 43 adults and 10 children with a congenital heart defect who were infected with COVID-19, 58% had complex congenital anatomy, 15% had a genetic syndrome, 11% had pulmonary hypertension and 17% were obese. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UEG: Pancreatic CA Down With Bariatric Sx for Obese With DM
FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2020 -- For patients with diabetes mellitus and obesity, bariatric surgery (BS) is associated with a reduced prevalence of pancreatic cancer compared with no BS, according to a study presented at UEG Week Virtual 2020, held Oct. 11... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Australians found to be living longer but in poorer health
Latest findings from a global study show high blood pressure, obesity and smoking were associated with the highest number of deaths in AustraliaThirty-year failure to tackle preventable disease fuelling global Covid pandemicAustralians are living longer lives but in poorer health, as smoking, obesity and poor diets continue to leave people susceptible to disease and death.The latest findings from the global burden of disease study,published in the international medical journal the Lancet, analysed 286 causes of death, 369 diseases and injuries, and 87 risk factors in 204 countries and territories.Continue reading... (Sourc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Health Australia news Ageing Life expectancy Heart disease Diabetes High blood pressure Nutrition Obesity Medical research Source Type: news

Coronavirus pandemic fueled by 'perfect storm' of rising obesity rates and air pollution since 1990s
A new study from the University of Washington has found that a combination of the rise of chronic heath diseases, such as obesity, and air pollution helped fuel deaths from COVID-19. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thirty-year failure to tackle preventable disease fuelling global Covid pandemic
Study reveals increase in high blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and obesity, all risk factors for diseaseThe failure of governments to tackle a three-decade rise in preventable diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes has fuelled the Covid-19 pandemic and is stalling life expectancy around the world, a comprehensive study has found.The latest data from the Global Burden of Disease study,published in the Lancet medical journal, is from 2019, before Covid, but helps explain the world ’s vulnerability to the virus.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Health Life expectancy Coronavirus Society World news Diabetes Obesity High blood pressure Research Science UK news Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Linked to Longer Life Expectancy in Obesity
THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2020 -- Bariatric surgery is associated with longer life expectancy than usual care among patients with obesity, according to a study published online Oct. 14 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Lena M.S. Carlsson, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Oral, poster abstracts take center stage at ObesityWeek ® Interactive
(The Obesity Society) Scientists from across the globe will present the latest research in obesity science and medicine and related topics at the 38th Annual Meeting of The Obesity Society (TOS) at ObesityWeek ® Interactive. This online event will take place Nov. 2-6, 2020 at www.obesityweek.org. On-Demand materials and other elements of the interactive conference will remain available online through Dec. 31, 2020. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Curbing Some TV Ads Might Reduce Childhood Obesity
Limiting TV ads for sugary, salty and high-fat foods and drinks might help reduce childhood obesity, British researchers suggest. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery Lengthens Life Span, Study Shows
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14, 2020 -- Obesity is tied to premature death, but researchers have found that weight-loss surgery can add a few years to your life. In a study involving more than 4,000 obese people, those who had obesity, or bariatric, surgery... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Losing Some TV Ads Might Reduce Childhood Obesity
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14, 2020 -- Limiting TV ads for sugary, salty and high-fat foods and drinks might help reduce childhood obesity, British researchers suggest. They looked at advertising of these products between 5:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. If all such ads... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mediators of suicidality 12 years after bariatric surgery relative to a nonsurgery comparison group - Mabey JG, Kolotkin RL, Crosby RD, Crowell SE, Hunt SC, Davidson LE.
BACKGROUND: Individuals undergoing bariatric surgery report higher levels of suicidality than the general population, but it is unknown what mediates this phenomenon or how this compares with individuals with severe obesity not receiving surgery. OBJEC... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Losing Some TV Ads Might Reduce Childhood Obesity
Title: Losing Some TV Ads Might Reduce Childhood ObesityCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/14/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/14/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - October 14, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Obesity implies risk of COVID-19 regardless of age, sex, ethnicity and health condition
Conclusion presented by Brazilian researchers in Obesity Research& Clinical Practice is based on analysis of nine clinical studies involving 6,577 patients infected by SARS-CoV-2 in five countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Likely Safe, Effective for Obesity Over 5 Years Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Likely Safe, Effective for Obesity Over 5 Years
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) was safe and effective for weight loss, during a single-center 5-year follow-up study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

NIH-funded study links adolescent brain differences to increased waist circumference
(NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse) Differences in the microstructure of the nucleus accumbens (NAcc), a region in the brain that plays an important role in processing food and other reward stimuli, predict increases in indicators of obesity in children, according to a study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and nine other institutes, all part of the National Institutes of Health. The paper, published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is based on data from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brain imaging can predict childhood weight gain
A greater density of cells in a key reward center of the brain is associated with obesity in children and predicts future weight gain, a new study finds. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 12, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery May Cut Pancreatic Cancer Risk in People With Diabetes
MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2020 -- Weight-loss surgery significantly reduces the risk of pancreatic cancer in obese people with diabetes, a new study finds. For the study, the researchers analyzed 20 years of data from 1.4 million people, including more than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Extra Pounds May Raise Risk of Severe Covid-19
Even people who aren ’t obese may be more likely to become seriously ill when infected with the coronavirus, the C.D.C. said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: Weight Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Obesity Diet and Nutrition Fat Tissue Diabetes Disease Rates Centers for Disease Control and Prevention International Journal of Obesity United States Great Britain your-feed-science Source Type: news