Metabolic Surgery Improves Diabetes-Related Quality of Life Metabolic Surgery Improves Diabetes-Related Quality of Life
Significant weight loss and lack of need for insulin after metabolic surgery drive improvements in health and quality of life, but patients may still lack psychosocial support.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

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

Coconut oil benefits: Five surprising ways coconut oil can boost your health
COCONUT OIL has numerous health benefits, including boosting weight loss diet plans and even protecting your skin. These are the five surprising ways coconut oil can improve your overall health. Should you consider eating more coconut oil? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News 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

'Healthy' supplements are causing a rise in liver injuries - what to avoid
ACCORDING to new research, cases of severe liver injury linked to products claiming to promote muscle growth or weight loss are rising, with some severe cases leading to patients requiring liver transplants. Scientists are probing why some supplements may be doing more harm than good. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public Notification: Hydro Pinapple [sic] Burn contains hidden drug ingredient
The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use Hydro Pinapple [sic] Burn, a product promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites, including www.Ebay.com, and possibly in some retail stores. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - July 26, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Tainted Weight Loss Products
FDA has identified an emerging trend where over-the-counter products, frequently represented as dietary supplements, contain hidden active ingredients that could be harmful. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - July 26, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Dietary supplements causing severe liver injuries in Australians, with some requiring transplants, study shows
Researchers say cases linked to products claiming to promote muscle growth or weight loss are rising and more rigorous oversight is neededThe number of patients being admitted to hospital with severe liver injuries caused by herbal and dietary supplements claiming to promote muscle growth or weight loss is increasing, with some people harmed so severely they required a liver transplant.A study led by Dr Emily Nash from the Royal Prince Alfred hospital examined hospital records of 184 adults admitted to the AW Morrow Gastroenterology and Liver Centre with drug-induced liver injury between 2009 and 2020. She and her co-autho...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 25, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Health Australia news Diets and dieting Medical research Food safety 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

Weak Evidence for Weight Loss in the'Wild West' of Supplements Weak Evidence for Weight Loss in the'Wild West' of Supplements
Most of the randomized controlled trials of dietary supplements for weight loss failed to show efficacy of the product tested.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Apple cider vinegar warning: Five most common side effects of ACV you shouldn't ignore
APPLE cider vinegar is a popular health hack that's been claimed to boost weight loss diet plans, lower your risk of diabetes, and even protect against high cholesterol. But if you decide to add apple cider vinegar to your routine, you should watch out for these five common side effects. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly six years after canceling IPO, Gelesis goes public via SPAC
For the second time in six years, weight loss-focused company Gelesis Inc. has eschewed the IPO route. But this time, it's still planning to go public — just via a merger with a special-purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, in a deal that values the company at $1.3 billion. Gelesis had originally planned become publicly traded through a traditional IPO back in 2015. Then, days before its scheduled offering, the company withdrew, instead opting to raise $31.5 million via private investors. Now,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Nearly six years after canceling IPO, Gelesis goes public via SPAC
For the second time in six years, weight loss-focused company Gelesis Inc. has eschewed the IPO route. But this time, it's still planning to go public — just via a merger with a special-purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, in a deal that values the company at $1.3 billion. Gelesis had originally planned become publicly traded through a traditional IPO back in 2015. Then, days before its scheduled offering, the company withdrew, instead opting to raise $31.5 million via private investors. Now,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rowan Walrath 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

Medicare Proposes Direct Payments to PAs, Telehealth Expansion Medicare Proposes Direct Payments to PAs, Telehealth Expansion
The draft physician fee schedule for 2022 also proposes changes for E/M services and seeks to tie performance payments for a diabetes prevention program to achievement of goals such as weight loss.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

More Post –COVID-19 GI Symptoms: Malnutrition, Weight Loss More Post –COVID-19 GI Symptoms: Malnutrition, Weight Loss
More than half of patients with COVID-19 –associated gastrointestinal symptoms were unable to regain lost weight at 3 months, even after all other symptoms resolved, and may require ongoing follow-up care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Should I be worried my GP 's labelled me 'frail'? DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions
DR MARTIN SCURR: Frailty is measured using indicators such as weakness, fatigue, weight loss, low physical activity, poor balance and cognitive impairment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some COVID Survivors Can't Regain Weight Lost During Illness
A new study shows some people severely ill with COVID-19 may struggle to regain lost weight for months afterward, possibly due to several reasons. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some COVID Survivors Can't Regain Weight Lost During Illness
FRIDAY, July 9, 2021 -- Some people severely ill with COVID-19 may struggle to regain lost weight for months afterward, a new study shows. While COVID-19 is primarily a respiratory illness, it's become clear that the infection can wreak havoc on the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine 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

STELARA ® (ustekinumab) Demonstrated Sustained Symptomatic and Corticosteroid-Free Remission Rates in Adults with Moderately to Severely Active Ulcerative Colitis at Nearly Three Years in Long-Term Extension of Phase 3 Trial
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, July 9, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced new three-year data from the long-term extension (LTE) of the STELARA® (ustekinumab) Phase 3 UNIFI study. The data demonstrated the majority (55.2 percent) of adult patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC) who initially responded to treatment with STELARA sustained symptomatic remissiona rates at nearly three years (week 152).1 Furthermore, a majority (96.4 percent) of the patients in symptomatic remissiona at week 152 were corticosteroid-free. These data are being pr...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Can Overweight Docs Really Give Credible Weight Loss Advice?
Nearly half of doctors consider themselves overweight. Does having excess pounds help or hurt their efforts to help patients trim down? Two doctors share their experiences. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Overweight Docs Really Give Credible Weight Loss Advice? Can Overweight Docs Really Give Credible Weight Loss Advice?
Nearly half of physicians consider themselves overweight. Does having excess pounds help or hurt their efforts to help patients trim down? Two doctors share their experiences.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

What’s more important for weight loss - diet or exercise?
WEIGHT LOSS is a combination of exercise and healthy eating...but is one more important than the other? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2: A 'superior' weight loss drug lowers high blood sugar
DIABETES research has uncovered a drug that not only lowers blood sugar levels and reduces waistlines, but also outperforms the current diabetes medication on the market - semaglutide. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bye bye BMI: Pinterest bans weight loss ads in first for major social networks
Advertisements promoting diets or slimming products and that idealise certain body types will be removed from the platform (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public Notification: Genesis Ultra Slim Gold contains hidden drug ingredients
The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use Genesis Ultra Slim Gold, a product promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites, including www.fastweightlossgarcinia.com, and possibly in some retail stores. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - July 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Pinterest bans ads related to weight loss
Pinterest on Thursday announced that it will ban all advertisements related to weight loss from its platform in an effort to prevent... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pinterest bans all weight loss ads
Pinterest is banning all ads with weight loss language and imagery, including ads that idealize or denigrate certain body types, it said... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antidiabetic drug causes double the weight loss of competitor in Type 2 diabetes patients
(University at Buffalo) Patients with Type 2 diabetes who were prescribed SGLT2 inhibitors lost more weight than patients who received GLP-1 receptor agonists, according to a University at Buffalo-led study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Public Notification: 365 SKINNY High Intensity contains hidden drug ingredient
The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use 365 SKINNY High Intensity, a product promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites, including https://jedoisavoir2020.com, and possibly in some retail stores. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - June 30, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Simplify health goals for success
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am a mom of three kids under 10, and I have struggled with weight loss for years. I am challenged between family and work obligations to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I always start off strong, but then I get overwhelmed and stop. Last month, despite trying to eat right and working out daily, I gained weight after two weeks instead of losing it. And then if I miss several days at the… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 30, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

This weight-loss device locks your jaw nearly shut. Experts say that’s dangerous and barbaric.
The lead researcher said the apparatus is not meant to be used for general weight loss purposes, but instead for specific cases where there is a clinical need to lose weight quickly. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Caroline Anders Source Type: news

We won ’t fix the obesity epidemic by locking people’s jaws shut | Arwa Mahdawi
This is an economic issue, and a ‘torture device’ that stops you opening your mouth properly isn’t the solutionWant to hear a weight-loss idea so ingenious it ’s guaranteed to make your jaw drop by exactly 2mm? Introducing theDentalSlim Diet Control: a terrifying contraption that uses magnets cemented to your teeth to stop you opening your mouth by more than a couple of millimetres. That makes eating pretty difficult, causing you to shed weight along with your dignity. The device was developed by a team of researchers from the UK and New Zealand to “to help fight the global obesity epidemic&rd...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 29, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Arwa Mahdawi Tags: Obesity Society Dentistry Dentists Health UK news Medical research Science New Zealand World news Source Type: news

Kim Jong-un Lost Weight. No One Knows How or Why
North Koreans say they were “heartbroken” when they saw Kim Jong-un looking “emaciated.” The regime has turned the weight loss into a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More green space may not lead to better bone health
For older adults living near Hong Kong's green space, the grass may not be greene...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ultrasonic backscatter could measure bone health in space AI predicts heart disease risk in DEXA images DBT shows potential to assess bone health in women Weight-loss surgery weakens teenagers' bones Cardiac CT shows promise for osteoporosis screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 29, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Association between weight loss since the age of 20 years and the risk of suicide death: a population-based cohort study - Otsuka T, Tomata Y, Sugawara Y, Tsuji I.
BACKGROUND: Past studies have demonstrated that body mass index (BMI) is inversely associated with the risk of suicide death. However, to our knowledge, no study has investigated the association between long-term weight change and the risk of suicide death... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

' Stunning' Twincretin Beats Semaglutide in Type 2 Diabetes'Stunning' Twincretin Beats Semaglutide in Type 2 Diabetes
Head-to-head pivotal trial results show weekly tirzepatide injections surpassed 1 mg semaglutide weekly for A1c reduction and weight loss as second-line therapy after metformin in type 2 diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - June 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

North Koreans worry over 'emaciated' Kim Jong Un, state media says
Everyone in North Korea is heartbroken over leader Kim Jong Un's apparent weight loss, said an unidentified resident of Pyongyang quoted... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight-loss wonder drug that blitzes body fat may also reduce risk of heart attacks and strokes
The drug, called Rybelsus, is a daily pill which was approved for use in the UK last year as a major new treatment for obesity and type 2 diabetes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Time-Restricted Eating Is'Promising, But More Data Are Needed'Time-Restricted Eating Is'Promising, But More Data Are Needed '
' I think time-restricted eating is promising because of its simple message and noted weight loss benefit, yet more data are needed,'said an expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 26, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

No Good Evidence Weight Loss Supplements Work
A new study finds there's little high-quality research to back claims that weight loss supplements actually help you lose weight. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Good Evidence Weight Loss Supplements Work: Study
WEDNESDAY, June 23, 2021 -- Losing weight is hard, but many weight loss supplements promise to make the journey easy. Unfortunately, there's little high-quality research to back these claims, a new study shows. Hundreds of weight loss supplements... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obesity in Teens Raises Adult Diabetes Risk, Even After Weight Loss
Title: Obesity in Teens Raises Adult Diabetes Risk, Even After Weight LossCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/21/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/22/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - June 22, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

The dietary plan proven to 'kickstart' your weight loss - Dr Amir issues important advice
WEIGHT loss can be a tall order, particularity as it takes time to see results. However, according to TV's Doctor Amir Khan, a specific dietary plan can help you to kickstart weight loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

All About Wegovy for Weight Loss All About Wegovy for Weight Loss
Anne Peters talks about the newly approved semaglutide (Wegovy) for weight loss -- the various trials, indications and warnings, dosing, and expectations.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

The MedWalk diet: A step closer to walking away from dementia
(University of South Australia) It's been named the world's best diet for weight loss, but now researchers at the University of South Australia are confident that the Mediterranean Diet -- combined with a daily bout of exercise -- can also stave off dementia, slowing the decline in brain function that is commonly associated with older age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Giles Yeo: ‘Let’s consider the type of food we eat, and not fixate on calories’
The scientist and broadcaster discusses the drawbacks of calorie-counting and BMI in measuring obesity, and how our growing understanding of genetics is leading to new treatmentsSince the dawn of the 20th century, almost all weight loss guidelines have used calories as a simple measure of how much energy we ’re consuming from our food. But according to Giles Yeo, a Cambridge University research scientist who studies the genetics of obesity, there’s one problem: not all calories are created equal. In his new book,Why Calories Don ’t Count, Yeo explains that what really matters is not how many calories a pa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: David Cox Tags: Genetics Nutrition Obesity Diets and dieting Biology Life and style Science Society Source Type: news

Having a hot bath can promote weight loss - how long to spend in the bath - Dr Mosley tip
THE BENEFITS of having a hot bath extend to weight loss, reported Dr Michael Mosley in his latest podcast episode. Citing a study that he took part in, Dr Mosley revealed how bathing can aid weight loss and how long you need to spend in the bath to see results. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news