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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.
Low socioeconomic status is associated with higher bone turnover, osteoporosis risk
Many physiological factors affect the rate at which bones break down and reform their mineral content, but new research conducted at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) suggested that socioeconomic status (SES) may also have some bearing on bone turnover and the risk of osteoporosis.
New study suggests inflammation may not be cause of obesity-type 2 diabetes link
For years, it has been assumed that obesity led to type 2 diabetes by causing inflammation, which was thought to change the way the body reacts to the effects of insulin. However, a new study suggests that this hypothesis may need an update.
New study explains why only some obese people get type 2 diabetes
Obesity is widely regarded as the leading risk factor for type 2 diabetes, yet some people who are overweight never develop the metabolic condition. Why is this? The question has plagued scientists and doctors for years, with few satisfactory answers.
Researchers assess type 2 diabetes predictive qualities of BMI and waist circumference
Body mass index may be as effective a means of measuring a child's type 2 diabetes risk as looking at their waist circumference, according to a new study from a team of University of Michigan researchers.
Researchers identify protein that may control appetite and blood sugar, promising improved type 2 diabetes treatments
Higher levels of a particular protein may be the key to controlling appetite and preventing unhealthy fluctuations in blood sugar and other diabetes complications, according to a new study out of New York University.
Losing a moderate amount of weight can significantly improve sexual function of men with type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is one of the most common causes of erectile dysfunction in men, but new research suggests that simply losing a few extra pounds can help individuals regain their former levels of sexual function, as well as alleviate symptoms of incontinence.
New study ties red meat and processed meat to increased type 2 diabetes risk
A diet heavy on red meat and processed foods can significantly increase a person’s chances of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Type 2 diabetes and other metabolic risk factors may contribute to cognitive decline
Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking and obesity may significantly increase a person’s chances of developing cognitive problems later in life, according to a new study out of the University of California, Davis.
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