Obesity News and Research

Weight Loss Surgery—One Way to Improve Heart Health as Well as Diabetes
09/12/2019 - Opting for gastric bypass is one sure way to reduce your risk of dying and significantly improve your heart health and reverse the negative consequences of type 2 diabetes, according to researchers at the Cleveland Clinic.
Obesity Paradox: Where the Fat Settles—Not Weight—Matters Most in Diabetes
07/24/2019 - The Obesity Paradox, or skinny fat, is a modern take on where fat settles, around the organs, in front of the abdomen, or in the hips and thighs. Visceral fat poses the greatest risk of disease.
What Does Obesity Mean for Your Health—Heart, Thyroid, Diabetes?
02/14/2019 - Adults in the US do not understand the negative effects of overweight and obesity, which increase the chance of developing heart disease, diabetes, even cancer. Even dropping 10 pounds can improve health.
5 Ways to Tame Your Food Cravings to Avoid the Inevitable Weight Gain
01/07/2019 - Weight Gain for Some: Chalk it Up to Cravings that Can Be Tamed. Experts offer 5 tips to help you avoid future food binges.
Is Bariatric Surgery Right for You?
01/04/2019 - Researchers identified certain behaviors that suggest better weight loss results, which may help inform people with obesity about how well they might do after bariatric surgery.
Low Carb or Low Fat Diet—The Best Way to Keep Off Weight Loss
12/04/2018 - Eating carbs vs fat matters more when you are trying to keep off the lost weight. The calories from fats and carbs will depend on whether you are insulin resistant or not, says Dr. Ludwig from Harvard
What Do the Revised Physical Activity Guidelines Mean for You?
11/26/2018 - Revised physical activity guidelines indicate that any and all physical activity is essential to promoting good health, especially for those with metabolic syndrome, obesity, diabetes, and to improve balance..
Do Weight Loss Pills, Powders, Products Really Work? Don't Bet on It
11/19/2018 - Weight loss products, powders, and highly advertised programs are more likely to land you in the ER than help you lose body weight and improve your health. Don't bother.
How Bad Is Sugar? Even the Earliest Exposure Should Be Avoided
07/27/2018 - Added sugars and artificial sweeteners negative impact health and development from the moment of conception on, so skip the sweetened beverages, juices, and sugary foods for your kid's long-term health.
Diabetes and Heart Disease: 5 Lifestyle Fixes for Head-to-Toe Health
07/18/2018 - The risks of having both Diabetes and Heart Disease are growing, negatively affecting every organ in the body but there are 5 key behaviors that can reduce the complications and promote heart health.
Dietary Supplements: What's Best for Weight Loss, Diabetes, and Thyroid Disease
05/29/2018 - You want to take a dietary supplement for weight loss, diabetes, or thyroid disease? Here's what you need to know to avoid harm and recognize when the promises may not be worth the effort or expense.
Could Low Vitamin D Mean Higher Diabetes Risk, Thyroiditis Too?
05/04/2018 - For most Americans, low Vitamin D levels appear to increase the risk of developing diabetes more than 5 times that of individuals with a healthy vitamin D, and the chances of thyroid disease, and other chronic illnesses also increase.
Screen Light at Night—Distrupts Your Sleep, Worse for Your Health
04/16/2018 - First poorer sleep, then weight gain and diabetes, from too much screen light at night. The accumulated exposure to blue light--an environmental toxin--from smartphones, Ipads, computers, and the TV is as bad for health as PCPs and pesticides.
Regaining Weight? Blame Take-Out Foods, and Possibly the Packaging
03/12/2018 - A group of environmental chemicals, PFAS, may cause weight regain, particularly in women. PFAs are found in takeout food packaging, nonstick cookware, and some carpeting.
Best Diet for Weight Loss, Your Choice: Low Carb vs Low Fat
02/20/2018 - Low fat and Low Carb Diets achieve the same amount of weight loss, just pick one, experts say, and neither insulin resistance nor genetics makes any difference.
Can Green Tea or Garlic Prevent Diabetes, Prediabetes?
02/09/2018 - Extracts of green tea and aged garlic may offer some benefits to individuals who have diabetes or who are at risk for the disorder.
12 Weeks on a Strict Liquid Diet Program Reverses Diabetes
12/14/2017 - People who follow a limited calorie liquid meal replacement program for 12 weeks can reverse the diabetes, and stop the diabetes-related meds.
Why Your Fat Cells May Not Love Breakfast
12/05/2017 - What's in your bowl at breakfast can increase the amount of sugar your fat cells take up, depending upon whether you are at a healthy weight or are overweight.
Intragastric Balloon Deaths: What the FDA Wants You to Know
09/13/2017 - The recent FDA alert about deaths related to the intragastric balloons for weight loss has triggered concern and questions. This update outlines which balloon systems are associated with the recall, and what to do if you already have one inserted. 
New Extreme Risk Category for Cardiovascular Disease & New, Lower LDL Target
05/11/2017 - A new “extreme risk” category for cardiovascular disease—and a new target threshold of less than 55 mg/dL for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) for those in this category — is part of the new 2017 American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and American College of Endocrinology practice guidelines for management of dyslipidemia.    
Paleo Diet for Disease Prevention, Weight Loss?
04/06/2017 - Some believe the Paleo Diet offers protection to people with type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other common chronic diseases. A review of research looks at the diet's impact on weight, blood sugar and more.
Noninvasive Brain Stimulation for Weight Loss?
04/04/2017 - Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS) can help to manage cravings and overeating, studies have found. Now, Italian researchers have found that it improves the composition of the gut bacteria, thought to be involved in obesity, and also produces weight loss.
Caloric Restriction: Key to Better Health, Longer Life?
03/21/2017 - A long-awaited study has found that limiting caloric intake not only preserves health but also increases longevity. The paper, which was published in Nature Communications, involved decades of study of rhesus monkeys, is said to resolve the debate over whether caloric restriction (CR) extends lifespan. 
Fringe Benefit of Weight Loss Surgery: Bye, Bye Incontinence?
02/22/2017 - Obese women with urinary incontinence often find improvement or relief after bariatric surgery, new research finds.  
Intra-Gastric Balloons: FDA Cites Trouble with Pain, Pancreatitis
02/15/2017 - The FDA issued a warning about intra-gastric balloon implants citing the risk of balloon overinflation, potentially causing abdominal pain, swelling, breathing difficulties and vomiting. 
 
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