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18-Jun-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Cleveland Clinic Study Shows Weight Loss Surgery Cuts Risk of Heart Complications and Death in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Obesity
Cleveland Clinic

A Cleveland Clinic study shows that bariatric surgery performed in patients with obesity and moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea is associated with a significantly lower risk of death and major adverse cardiovascular events, compared with patients who did not have the surgery. This study was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Ali Aminian, M.D., director of Cleveland Clinic’s Bariatric & Metabolic Institute and primary investigator of the MOSAIC study, said, “The research shows that weight loss achieved with bariatric surgery is significantly associated with a 42% lower risk of major adverse cardiovascular events and 37% lower risk of death in patients with obesity and moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea.”

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Released: 20-Jun-2024 7:00 AM EDT
Intake Reduction and Pre-surgery Body Weight Explain Efficacy of Weight Loss Surgery
American Physiological Society (APS)

A new study finds that pre-surgery weight plays a role in how much weight loss occurs after gastric bypass. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology and has been chosen as an APSselect article for June.

Newswise: Weight loss: Go nuts or go home
Released: 17-Jun-2024 11:05 PM EDT
Weight loss: Go nuts or go home
University of South Australia

New research from the University of South Australia shows that including nuts in calorie-controlled weight loss diets does not hinder weight loss, and instead may have the opposite effect.

Newswise: Research could lead to treatments for obesity, extreme weight loss
Released: 13-Jun-2024 12:05 PM EDT
Research could lead to treatments for obesity, extreme weight loss
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Mysterious cells that secrete hormones in the large intestine play a key role in regulating body weight through their relationship with intestinal bacteria, a study led by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers suggests. Their findings, published in Nature Metabolism, could lead to new treatments for obesity and extreme weight loss.

Released: 12-Jun-2024 12:00 PM EDT
Media Tip Sheet: More Men Considering Weight Loss Drugs
George Washington University

Now that weight loss drugs like Wegovy have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and treat sleep apnea, more men are likely to start taking them, according to an analysis by Reuters.​​​​​​​ ...

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Released: 3-Jun-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Research shows GLP-1 receptor agonist drugs are effective but come with complex concerns
University of Chicago Medical Center

Studies from multiple UChicago experts show that while GLP-1RA drugs are extremely effective for weight loss and Type 2 diabetes treatment, there's no one-size-fits-all solution and physicians and patients have to consider issues like cost and side effects.

29-May-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Type of weight loss surgery women undergo before pregnancy may influence children’s weight gain
Endocrine Society

The type of weight loss surgery women undergo before becoming pregnant may affect how much weight their children gain in the first three years of life, suggests a study being presented Monday at ENDO 2024, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Boston, Mass.

Newswise: Retrospective Study Based on Electronic Health Records Finds Popular Diabetes and Weight-Loss Drugs Associated with Reduction in Incidence and Recurrence of Alcohol-Use Disorder by at Least Half
Released: 3-Jun-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Retrospective Study Based on Electronic Health Records Finds Popular Diabetes and Weight-Loss Drugs Associated with Reduction in Incidence and Recurrence of Alcohol-Use Disorder by at Least Half
Case Western Reserve University

A new study by researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine reveals that the popular diabetes and weight-loss drugs Wegovy and Ozempic are linked to reduced incidence and recurrence of alcohol abuse or dependence.

29-May-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Anti-obesity medication tirzepatide remains effective even for those with diabetes and other complications
Endocrine Society

Having medical conditions linked to obesity does not impact the total weight loss achieved with the anti-obesity medication tirzepatide, according to an industry-supported study being presented Saturday at ENDO 2024, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Boston, Mass.

Newswise: Wake Forest University School of Medicine Awarded $1.5 Million  From NIH to Use Advanced Imaging to Assess Bone Loss After Bariatric Surgery
Released: 30-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Wake Forest University School of Medicine Awarded $1.5 Million From NIH to Use Advanced Imaging to Assess Bone Loss After Bariatric Surgery
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Researchers at Wake Forest University of School of Medicine have received a five-year, $1.5 million grant to study bone microarchitecture in patients following bariatric surgery.

Released: 29-May-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Michigan Medicine to host live q&a discussion with obesity treatment experts
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Michigan Medicine to host live q&a discussion with obesity treatment experts

Released: 22-May-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Young people are increasingly using Wegovy and Ozempic
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Public interest in weight loss drugs like Wegovy and Ozempic is surging, but national data on dispensing patterns in the United States are surprisingly scarce.

Newswise: How a vibrating capsule could help curb obesity
Released: 22-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT
How a vibrating capsule could help curb obesity
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

A team of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard University have developed a noninvasive alternative—an oral capsule containing a tiny vibrating motor that is designed to stimulate the stomach to produce the same sense of fullness people experience after eating a large meal.

   
Released: 21-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Adding obesity experts to primary care clinics improves patients’ weight loss outcomes
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Giving high-risk patients access to an obesity specialist through their regular primary care clinic increased their chances of receiving at least one evidence-based weight-management treatment, and led to more weight lost in just a year, a new University of Michigan study finds.

14-May-2024 7:05 AM EDT
Cash incentives drive weight loss in men
University of Bristol

A major UK study led by health experts at the University of Stirling has found that offering financial incentives is effective in helping men to lose weight.

Released: 2-May-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Weight-loss surgery before kidney transplantation improves health and eligibility of patients with obesity and renal failure, Mayo Clinic study finds
Mayo Clinic

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy promotes relatively rapid weight loss, reduces obesity-related health issues and improves eligibility for kidney transplantation for patients with advanced chronic kidney disease and obesity, according to new research from Mayo Clinic.

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Released: 15-Apr-2024 10:05 AM EDT
University Hospital and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Launch Comprehensive Weight Management Center
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

University Hospital and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) have established a Weight Management Center designed to address obesity and its complications by providing comprehensive support to patients struggling with weight management through a multidisciplinary approach.

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Newswise: Intermittent Fasting May Help Preserve Intestinal Health as We Age
1-Apr-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Intermittent Fasting May Help Preserve Intestinal Health as We Age
American Physiological Society (APS)

A study in mice found that intermittent fasting brought benefits beyond weight loss, suggesting it could help the body better process glucose and reduce age-related declines in intestinal function. Researchers will present their work this week at the American Physiology Summit.

   
Newswise: UTSW Research: Food allergies, weight-loss surgery, and more
Released: 2-Apr-2024 12:05 PM EDT
UTSW Research: Food allergies, weight-loss surgery, and more
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Roundup of recent research involving UT Southwestern faculty members: Antibody treatment lowers risk for food allergies; Weight-loss surgery support offered for teens; Racial disparities found among pregnant patients with multiple sclerosis; Gestational age increased at start of COVID-19 pandemic

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Released: 27-Mar-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Popular Obesity Drugs May Lead to Medical Procedure Complications
Cedars-Sinai

New research from Cedars-Sinai suggests people who are scheduled for certain medical procedures should stop taking popular weight loss drugs in the days or weeks prior to avoid complications.

11-Mar-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Bariatric surgery linked to heart health improvements in people with severe obesity
Endocrine Society

Bariatric surgery may result in significant cardiometabolic improvements, particularly among younger, female, or white people and those without comorbidities, according to new research published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

Newswise: Weight loss and diabetes management drug linked to increased residual gastric content before anesthesia
4-Mar-2024 2:05 PM EST
Weight loss and diabetes management drug linked to increased residual gastric content before anesthesia
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Safety concerns for patients undergoing anesthesia who use glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs), which are medications approved for diabetes and weight management, were revealed in a UTHealth Houston study published today in JAMA Surgery.

Released: 5-Mar-2024 2:05 PM EST
UTHealth Houston research: semaglutide reduces severity of fatty liver disease in people with HIV
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Semaglutide is a safe, effective therapy for a common fatty liver disease in people with HIV, according to the results of a clinical trial presented by UTHealth Houston.

Released: 20-Feb-2024 9:00 AM EST
Eating Disorders Awareness Week: FSU researchers available to share insights behind scientific findings
Florida State University

By: Jenny Ralph | Published: February 20, 2024 | 9:14 am | SHARE: Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) is an annual campaign to garner public attention and engage in support for those affected by eating disorders. For 2024, the National Eating Disorders Association has designated Feb. 26-March 3 as EDAW.Eating disorders research is rapidly evolving and examines many psychological and biological factors that may impact individuals and society.

Released: 14-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Study finds patients happy to get support on how to lose weight during routine dental appointments
Loughborough University

As public health experts search for new ways to tackle the obesity crisis, a Loughborough University study has found that patients would welcome support from their dentist on weight management.

12-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Ultra-processed foods score worse on food package labelling
University College London

Ultra-processed foods (UPFs) contain more calories, fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt than minimally-processed foods – but not all UPFs are unhealthy, according to new research from UCL.

7-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
Gastric Bypass Improves Long-Term Diabetes Remission, Even After Weight Recurrence
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Adults who have obesity and Type 2 diabetes are much more likely to see their diabetes stay in remission if they undergo gastric bypass surgery rather than sleeve gastrectomy, even after regaining weight, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS).

Released: 13-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Little by little: Small changes can lead to heart health, Mayo Clinic expert says
Mayo Clinic

Switching from an unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle to healthy eating and exercise can be daunting.

Released: 12-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
Studies Explore: Semaglutide Use and Its Impact on Total Hip Arthroplasty Postoperative Outcomes
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Ozempic and Wegovy, which both contain the active ingredient semaglutide, have received recent attention in the media and on social platforms for its effectiveness in supporting weight loss. Ozempic, which is approved for people with Type 2 diabetes, has now become a widely accepted choice for weight loss, and Wegovy was approved in 2021 for long-term weight management.

Released: 8-Feb-2024 7:30 AM EST
Should heart patients consider taking weight loss medications?
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Over the last year, prescriptions for medications that can accelerate weight loss in people with diabetes, or without it, have skyrocketed. But how can these weight loss medications affect the heart? A preventive cardiologist shares how this shifting landscape might affect cardiovascular care and how he advises his patients.

Newswise: Running won’t help lose weight, but it does prevent weight gain
Released: 5-Feb-2024 9:05 PM EST
Running won’t help lose weight, but it does prevent weight gain
Jyvaskylan Yliopisto (University of Jyvaeskylae)

Recently, some media outlets have highlighted that it is a myth that running will help you lose weight/fat.

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Released: 1-Feb-2024 5:00 PM EST
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT: Nurses -- The Most Trusted Profession in an Age of Mistrust
Newswise

For 21 years, nurses have consistently been the most trusted profession, according to the yearly Gallup poll. (The new poll will be issued by the end of January). Dr Rushton, who specializes in burnout, will speak on trust, moral injury, and how nurses cope in this day and age.

Newswise: A tie between the most common obesity surgeries
Released: 30-Jan-2024 5:05 PM EST
A tie between the most common obesity surgeries
University of Gothenburg

The two most common obesity surgeries – gastric bypass and gastric sleeve – have few short-term complications and are equivalent in that sense. These are the findings of a study conducted at the University of Gothenburg.

Released: 30-Jan-2024 7:05 AM EST
Weight loss intervention in people with type 2 diabetes influences cancer-associated proteins
University of Bristol

A weight loss intervention in people with type 2 diabetes was found to alter levels of cancer-related proteins, according to the findings of a new University of Bristol-led study.

Released: 30-Jan-2024 7:00 AM EST
Elite Athletic Events May Not Be Out of Reach for Recreational Athletes
American Physiological Society (APS)

A new case study finds that recreationally trained athletes—“regular” people, as compared to elite athletes—may be able to achieve the extremely high levels of energy expenditure needed to complete high-endurance athletic events.

Released: 29-Jan-2024 11:05 AM EST
Study Urges People to Think Twice Before Going on a Diet
North Carolina State University

A new qualitative study highlights the negative interpersonal and psychological consequences associated with “yo-yo dieting,” also known as weight cycling.

23-Jan-2024 10:05 AM EST
Study suggests that unintentional weight loss is a signal to see a doctor
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Unintentional weight loss is associated with an increase in the risk of a cancer diagnosis within the coming year, according to a study from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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Released: 23-Jan-2024 7:55 AM EST
Bariatric Surgery Triggers 'Substantial' Weight Loss, Improves Lung Function
American Physiological Society (APS)

Bariatric surgery, a surgical procedure to alter the digestive system or reduce stomach size, triggers “substantial weight loss and improves lung function.”



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