Patients Who Quit Smoking Before Weight-Loss Surgery Often Relapse: Study
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 -- Many people who quit smoking before having weight-loss surgery go back to cigarettes after the procedure, a new study finds. Researchers followed 1,770 adults for seven years after they had weight-loss surgery at 10 U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

For weight-loss surgery patients who quit smoking, relapse is common
(University of Pittsburgh) Although 1 in 7 adults smoke cigarettes the year prior to undergoing weight-loss surgery, nearly all successfully quit at least a month before their operation. However, smoking prevalence steadily climbs to pre-surgery levels within seven years, according to new research. The findings suggest that there may be missed opportunities to engage patients in interventions to improve long-term smoking cessation rates, particularly at regular post-surgery checkups. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Dietitians Effective for Weight Loss in Obese Medicare Patients
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- Delivery of intensive behavioral therapy for obesity (IBTO) by registered dietitian nutritionists is effective and beneficial for Medicare beneficiaries, according to a study published online Feb. 20 in Family... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study shows dietitians are an effective part of weight loss
(Oxford University Press USA) A new study in the journal Family Practice indicates that intensive behavioral therapy from dietitians may be a very effective ways for older Americans to lose weight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA requests the withdrawal of the weight-loss drug Belviq, Belviq XR (lorcaserin) from the market
Listen to an audio podcast of the February 13 2020 FDA Drug Safety Communicationrequesting the withdrawal of the weight-loss drug Belviq, Belviq XR (lorcaserin) from the market. Potential risk of cancer outweighs the benefits. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - February 19, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Age and employment status may increase weight gain after bariatric surgery
Age and employment status may be linked to weight gain, according to a study published inBMC Endocrine Disorders examining factors that may affect weight loss after bariatric surgeryEndocrinology Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 19, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

For the ladies: Eating walnuts can help halt breast cancer
(Natural News) Aside from being a rich source of healthy fats and antioxidants, walnuts are known for their ability to lower blood pressure, support weight loss and decrease inflammation. But researchers from Marshall University (MU) in West Virginia recently discovered another great thing about walnuts: Regular consumption of this superfood can help women fight breast cancer. Eating walnuts... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Requests Market Withdrawal of Belviq Due to Cancer Risk
However, agency is not recommending special screening for patients who have taken the weight - loss drug (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 15, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Institutional, Source Type: news

FDA Requests Market Withdrawal of Belviq Due to Cancer Risk
FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 -- A clinical trial of the weight-loss drug Belviq (lorcaserin) shows an association with an increased risk for cancer, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requesting that its maker withdraw the drug from the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Diet Drug Belviq Withdrawn Due to Cancer Risk
The FDA asked the maker of weight-loss drug Belviq (lorcaserin) to take it off the market after a clinical trial showed an association with an increased risk of cancer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drugmaker Eisai to withdraw weight loss drug Belviq after trials find cancer link
Eisai Co. will withdraw its weight loss drug Belviq after the US Food and Drug Administration said clinical trials showed an increased incidence of cancer among users, the company said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lorcaserin (Belviq) Withdrawn From US Market Due to Cancer Risk Lorcaserin (Belviq) Withdrawn From US Market Due to Cancer Risk
The FDA's decision stems from the review of a 5-year trial designed to evaluate cardiac risk with the weight-loss drug."We believe that the risks of lorcaserin outweigh its benefits," the FDA said.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

Best supplements for weight loss: The fruit extract proven to aid weight loss
BEST supplements for weight loss: Carrying excess weight is a widespread problem in the UK, with easy access to fast food and sedentary lifestyles largely underpinning the problem. Overhauling your lifestyle may seem overwhelming, but growing evidence suggests taking certain supplements can help to support your weight loss journey. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight loss drug Belviq pulled from market over cancer risk
The weight loss drug Belviq is being pulled from the market because of an increased risk of cancer (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Adults with celiac disease are deficient in micronutrients: Study
(Natural News) Celiac disease affects around 1 in 100 people around the world, including millions of Americans. Experts estimate that around 80 percent of patients with celiac disease remain undiagnosed. While doctors have traditionally been on the lookout for weight loss and low body weight as signs that someone has the disease, a recent study... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA In Brief: FDA Requests Voluntary Withdrawal of Weight-Loss Medication After Clinical Trial Shows an Increased Occurrence of Cancer
FDA is requesting drug manufacturer Eisai Inc. to voluntarily withdraw its weight loss medication Belviq and Belviq XR (lorcaserin) from the U.S. market after a data analysis from a postmarket clinical trial showed that an increased occurrence of cancer. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - February 13, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Belviq, Belviq XR (lorcaserin) by Eisai: Drug Safety Communication - FDA Requests Withdrawal of Weight-Loss Drug
FDA has requested that the manufacturer voluntarily withdraw the weight-loss drug from the U.S. market because a safety clinical trial shows an increased occurrence of cancer. The drug manufacturer, Eisai Inc,. has submitted a request to voluntarily withdraw the drug. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - February 13, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

FDA requests the withdrawal of the weight-loss drug Belviq, Belviq XR (lorcaserin) from the market
FDA has requested that the weight-loss drug Belviq, Belviq XR be withdrawn from the U.S. market because a safety clinical trial shows an increased occurrence of cancer. Stop taking the drug and talk to your health care professional if you have questions. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - February 13, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

FDA Requests Market Withdrawal of Diet Drug Belviq Due to Cancer Risk
THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 -- A clinical trial of the weight-loss drug Belviq (lorcaserin) shows an association with an increased risk of cancer, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requesting that its maker withdraw the drug from the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 13, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

North Carolina Man Sentenced To 7 Years In Federal Prison For Selling Deadly Weight Loss Drug To Consumers
Barry Clint Wright, Monroe NC, unapproved drug, misbranded drug, weight loss drug, 2,4-Dinitrophenol, DNP, rapid loss of weight, deaths (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - February 10, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: Sign in your fingernails that could signal the chronic condition
TYPE 2 diabetes symptoms include fatigue and unexplained weight loss, but there is another warning sign you should look out for - your fingernails. Here's the symptom you shouldn't ignore. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can a Weighted Vest Preserve Bone as Seniors Lose Weight? Can a Weighted Vest Preserve Bone as Seniors Lose Weight?
"I am hopeful that we'll see participants lose weight and that the vest use is able to reduce weight-loss-associated bone loss to a similar degree as resistance training," says lead investigator.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Obesity Treatment Programs Improve Kids' Self-Esteem and Body Image Obesity Treatment Programs Improve Kids' Self-Esteem and Body Image
Children who participate in obesity treatment programs get a benefit over and above weight loss: they may also start seeing themselves more positively, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Extreme Weight Loss: How to Help Patients Shed Serious Pounds Extreme Weight Loss: How to Help Patients Shed Serious Pounds
Although many primary care physicians struggle with how to treat obesity, some patients are finding ways to achieve extreme weight loss.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Extreme Weight Loss: Patients Shed Serious Pounds Extreme Weight Loss: Patients Shed Serious Pounds
Although many primary care physicians struggle with how to treat obesity, some patients are finding ways to achieve extreme weight loss.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

NYPD group collectively loses 3,000 pounds
Three women from the weight loss group will be on stage at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for Oprah Winfrey's 2020 Vision tour. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Divisive weight loss wager firms target UK dieters
US-style websites where people win money for losing weight are using social media to reach Brits. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guide to types of weight-loss surgery
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Teens, Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Bring Emotional Gains
THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2020 -- Following weight-loss surgery, teens may see some aspects of their health improve, but overall mental health isn't likely to budge, a new study suggests. In the five years after gastric bypass surgery, teens experienced... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 6, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Want to lose weight? You don ’t have to do it alone.
A new Yale weight loss center aims to provide the entire continuum of care for patients with obesity. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 5, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Boy, six, visited his GP 11 TIMES before diagnosis of the 'largest tumour medics had ever seen'
Ellis Edwards, from Bournemouth, has stage four aggressive neuroblastoma. It was missed on successive trips to the doctors when his parents worried about his weight loss. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drexel study: Physical activity is good for your appetite, too
(Drexel University) Researchers from the Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science (WELL Center) at Drexel University found exercise to be a protective factor in a study where participants in a weight loss program, who were following a reduced-calorie diet, engaged in exercise in their real-world environments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Best weight loss supplements: The ancient grain found to aid weight loss
BEST weight loss supplements: For people looking to shed a few extra pounds, the addition of a certain supplement in their diet could help. Amaranth is gaining popularity as a healthy food and could aid your weight loss efforts. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for weight loss: The ‘spice’ capsules proven to help you lose weight
BEST supplements for weight loss: Carrying excess weight can take its toll on your physical and mental health so shedding pounds can make you healthier and happier. Weight loss requires a multi-pronged approach, and evidence suggests that adding a spice-based supplement to your diet can help to banish fat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight - Loss Surgery Brings Surprise Bonus: Breathing Easier
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 29, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Surgery, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Teen Mental Health Problems Persist After Bariatric Surgery Teen Mental Health Problems Persist After Bariatric Surgery
Mental health problems of mood, self esteem and eating behaviors persist in teens up to five years after bariatric surgery, despite substantial weight loss, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 29, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery Brings Surprise Bonus: Breathing Easier
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2020 -- Countless Americans who struggle with extreme obesity turn to weight-loss surgery for help, and now new research shows the procedure can deliver an unexpected benefit: better breathing. Until now, few studies have used CT... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Weight-loss surgery may help obese patients breathe easier
Researchers found that people who underwent bariatric surgery had measurable changes in their lungs and trachea, including less airway obstruction, helping them breathe easier. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People 'should avoid low-fat options and stick to traditional fare such as a full English breakfast'
People should avoid seemingly healthy low-fat options and stick to traditional fare such as a full English breakfast, according to top weight-loss surgeon Andrew Jenkinson. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to lose visceral fat: Eating this way has been proven to help banish belly fat
HOW TO lose visceral fat: It's every weight loss enthusiast's dream, to lose their visceral fat, sometimes referred to as belly fat. For reasons not only to do with having a better appearance, losing visceral fat majorly reduces the risk of potentially serious health risks. According to leading health experts, eating a certain way could help you to lose visceral fat. What is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight loss surgery may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer
(Wiley) Weight loss surgery may reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer by one-third, according to an analysis of all relevant published studies. The findings are published in BJS (British Journal of Surgery). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weight loss surgery may reduce the risk of heart failure and premature death
(Wiley) Compared with routine care, weight loss surgery was linked with a reduced risk of hypertension, heart failure, and early death in a study based on information from a primary care database in the UK. The findings are published in BJS (British Journal of Surgery). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

People with obesity who experience self-directed weight shaming benefit from intervention
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) While it's known that weight 'self-stigma' is associated with poor mental and physical health, little is known about how to help people combat it. Now, in a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at Penn Medicine showed that people who received a new stigma-reduction intervention, along with standard behavioral weight loss treatment, devalued themselves less due to their weight compared to participants who only received the weight loss treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Growing number of practices signposting patients to parkrun
16% of UK practices have signed up to the RCGP-backed parkrun initiative to encourage patients to participate Related items fromOnMedica Benefits of exercise referral schemes not as large as hoped Short intense exercise regimes may aid weight loss New GP guidelines help patients and staff get fit Exercise regimes 'do not slow dementia' What promotes uptake and retention in group-based weight management services? (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 24, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Safety clinical trial shows possible increased risk of cancer with weight-loss medicine Belviq, Belviq XR (lorcaserin)
Listen to an audio podcast of the January 14, 2020 FDA Drug Safety Communication titled "Safety clinical trial shows possible increased risk of cancer with weight-loss medicine Belviq, Belviq XR (lorcaserin). (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - January 23, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

' Micro-Strategies' May Help Maintain Weight Loss Long Term'Micro-Strategies' May Help Maintain Weight Loss Long Term
Psychological and behavioral strategies around self-monitoring and coping with cravings may underlie the success of commercial weight management programs and should be learned from, say US scientists.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - January 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

JumpstartMD Commercial Program Seems Effective for Weight Loss
THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 -- The commercial low-calorie, low-carbohydrate JumpstartMD program is effective for weight loss, according to a study published online Jan. 21 in the Journal of Obesity. Sean Bourke, M.D., from JumpstartMD in Burlingame,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Weight loss and health improvements with Mediterranean, fasting & paleo diets
(University of Otago) There were some weight loss and health benefits for overweight adults who followed the Mediterranean, Intermittent Fasting and Paleo diets, though adherence to the diets dropped off considerably during the one-year study, new University of Otago research shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MIT Scientists Create More Convenient Ingestible Medical Devices
CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are on the verge of making some gastrointestinal treatments more convenient and safer for patients. There are a variety of ingested devices that remain in the GI tract for an extended period of time, like bariatric balloons that are inflated in the stomach to promote weight loss or stents to keep the esophagus open. But removing these devices usually required endoscopic procedures. MIT engineers demonstrated a bariatric balloon that can be inflated in the stomach and then degraded by shining light on the seal, which is made of a novel lig...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Health News MIT Source Type: news

New study debunks notion that salt consumption contributes to weight loss
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center found that reducing sodium intake in adults with elevated blood pressure or hypertension decreased thirst, urine volume and blood pressure, but did not affect metabolic energy needs. These results support the traditional notion that decreasing sodium intake is critical to managing hypertension -- disputing recent studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news