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Gestational Diabetes Exposure in Utero Linked to Brain Changes in Kids

These changes may contribute to an increased risk of obesity in kids, researcher says

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Obesity Medication Type, Insurance Carrier Linked to Treatment Persistence

Amount of weight lost by 6 months also played a role, according to a retrospective cohort study

October 18, 2023
Virtual Obesity Treatment Program Led to Substantial Weight Loss in Real-World Study

At 12 months, there was an average weight loss of 16.2%, with results sustained up to 24 months

October 17, 2023
Certain Factors Predict Weight Regain After Big Losses

But even "regainers" still kept off most of the weight

October 17, 2023
Regaining Weight After Bariatric Surgery Did Not Lead to Excess Mortality

Weight regainers had a similar incidence of mortality as weight-loss maintainers

October 17, 2023
Semaglutide's Weight-Loss Benefit Also Seen in Patients on Antidepressants

Those on antidepressants lost an average 11% to 19% of body weight across the four STEP trials

October 16, 2023
Tirzepatide Has Huge Impact on Weight, Even After Loss From Lifestyle Change

Trial participants lost over a fifth of their body weight atop diet, exercise-induced losses

October 16, 2023
Pandemic Pounds? Obesity Rate Spikes in Active-Duty Military Members

22.1% were found to have obesity in 2021, up from 19.8% in 2020

November 7, 2022
Daily Protein Bars: A Filling Snack of Empty Calories?

Quick-fix bars lead to extra caloric intake without really curbing appetite

November 6, 2022
Bariatric Surgery Cuts All-Cause Mortality Rate Over Many Years

But younger patients seem to face higher suicide risk

November 5, 2022
Testosterone Tied to Sustained Weight Loss in Men With Hypogonadism and Obesity

Small data set finds large weight reductions over time

November 4, 2022
Boys Who Lose Excess Pounds by College May Still See Elevated Cancer Risk

Long-term Swedish study suggests early obesity "programming" in males has lasting impact

November 4, 2022
Post-Bariatric Patients See More Benefits With Semaglutide vs Liraglutide

Semaglutide users also more likely to experience weight loss, retrospective study suggests

November 3, 2022
'Mind Blowing' Results in Teen Weight-Loss Trial

Adolescents with obesity lost an average 33.7 lb with GLP-1 receptor agonist

November 2, 2022
Pecans Appeared to Help Control Lipids in At-Risk Patients

Fasting and post-meal cholesterol showed improvement, study found

November 10, 2021