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Depression Is Common in Children with Obesity
More than one-quarter to one-third of children who have obesity and enter weight management programs, also have depression, according to 2 recent studies.
Vyvanse® Approved for Binge-Eating Disorder in Adults
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently expanded the approved uses of Vyvanse® (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) to include treatment of moderate-to-severe binge-eating disorder (BED) in adults.
Saxenda FDA-approved for Chronic Weight Management
Saxenda (liraglutide injection) is now approved for chronic weight management in addition to a reduced-calorie diet and physical activity in adults who are obese or who are overweight and have at least 1 weight-related condition.
Adult Obesity Treated Using New FDA-approved Device
VBLOC vagal blocking therapy delivered via the Maestro System (EnteroMedics Inc., Minneapolis, MN) is now approved to treat adults with obesity. Learn about the device, how it works, side effects, and study results.
Obesity and Health Consequences
While obesity is a disease in its own right, it poses a risk for the development of some other major health problems. Several obesity-related complications are explained.
7 Primary Causes of Obesity
Some reasons why obesity become a weighty issue
Americans are gaining weight, and obesity has become a national health threat. We can’t place the problem purely on self-control. Why has obesity become such a weighty issue?
Children with Obesity Tend to Become Adults who are Obese
Body mass index (BMI) is not necessarily an accurate measurement for overweight or obesity, since it does not distinguish lean mass from fat mass. An athlete, for example, may have a high BMI but is does not have obesity because his/her body weight is muscle.
Obesity in America: A Growing Concern
Obesity defined as a chronic disease by leading medical associations
Obesity has become a serious health problem in the United States: nearly 35% of Americans have obesity. Obesity is not just a problem of “girth control”; it is now considered a chronic disease by leading medical associations.
Adult Obesity Treated Using New FDA-approved Device
VBLOC vagal blocking therapy delivered via the Maestro System (EnteroMedics Inc., Minneapolis, MN) is now approved to treat adults with obesity. Learn about the device, how it works, side effects, and study results.
Care After Bariatric Surgery
Committing to Healthy Choices
Bariatric surgery is a tool to aid in weight loss, but is not a cure. To successfully lose weight and maintain this weight loss, people who have bariatric surgery must commit to healthy eating and regular physical activity for the rest of their lives. Learn more here.
Bariatric Surgery
Potential Benefits, Risks and Types of Bariatric Surgery
Many people with obesity can’t simply lose weight with healthy eating and physical activity, despite how hard they may try. Bariatric (obesity) surgery is performed to treat people who have morbid obesity.
Moving to better neighborhoods may help individuals lower their type 2 diabetes risk
Simply moving to a more prosperous community may help individuals significantly reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes and obesity, according to a new study out of the University of Chicago.
Researchers find cellular abnormalities cause some people's bodies to store more fat, putting them at risk for type 2 diabetes
Dysfunctions in the fat cells of some individuals may predispose them to obesity, type 2 diabetes and other metabolic disorders, according to a new study from a team of Swedish researchers. They said they hope their findings could lead to the development of new therapies that target these irregularities.
Researchers discover new protein that plays a key role in insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes
In a finding that could have important implications for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, a team of researchers has discovered a protein that plays a key role in the ability of cells to absorb glucose from the bloodstream.
Amount and length of time a person has been obese impact type 2 diabetes risk
A person's "lifetime dose" of obesity may be a better predictor of their risk of developing type 2 diabetes than a single reading of their body mass index, according to a new study out of the University of Michigan.
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