Obesity Research Updates

For Medical Professionals

FDA clears two novel weight loss devices and oral products show strong evidence of substantial effectiveness, with 10% weight loss possible.
Using a digital food tracker or mobile food journaling app for as little as 15 minutes daily promises meaningful weight loss for those who stick with it.
Drawing on insights from the patient’s childhood environment may prove meaningful in developing more effective weight management strategies in adults.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) reviewed evidence for screening asymptomatic children and adolescents for both familial hypercholesterolemia and multifactorial dyslipidemia.
A wide variety of weight loss programs are in the market place. Patients have to research and decide which weight loss program is right for them.
Even as experts continue to wrestle with the optimal methods of weight loss, whether surgical or nonsurgical, they're also focusing on the best ways to maintain the weight loss.
Borrowing a technique from addiction specialists, obesity specialists find motivational interviewing helps weight loss patients.
Early lapses on a weight loss program predict overall weight loss success, even if weight loss on track, study finds. Acceptance-based treatment beats standard treatment.
Three years after undergoing bariatric surgery, adolescents experienced major improvements in their weight, metabolic health, and quality of life, according to findings from the prospective, NIH sponsored Teen-LABS (Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery) study.
While speaking at ObesityWeek 2015, Daniel Bessesen, MD proposed a new paradigm, thinking of prescription weight loss medicines as a treatment for a chronic condition—obesity—similar to how physicians treat hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes.
Overweight and obesity increase the risk of multiple forms of cancer, yet patients remain largely unaware of the association, according to experts speaking at ObesityWeek 2015 in Los Angeles.
Obesity is a long-known major risk factor for osteoarthritis. Now, scientists are uncovering new information about just how risky excess weight is for joints. They're also discovering other mechanisms besides obesity that may drive risk.
Neuromodulation targeting the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (LDLPFC) decreased calorie consumption and increased weight loss in adults with obesity, according to a recent study.
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