Obesity

Intensive Weight Loss in Diabetes Pts May Increase Frailty Fracture

Intensive Weight Loss in Diabetes Pts May Increase Frailty Fracture

Diabetes patients pursuing lifestyle interventions had a significantly increased risk of frailty fracture compared to diabetes support and education intervention patients.

BMI, Belly Fat Suggest Obesity-Related Cancer Risk

BMI, Belly Fat Suggest Obesity-Related Cancer Risk

BMI and location of excess body fat on the body are good indicators of obesity-related cancer risk.

Anthropometric Body Fat Measurements Can Estimate Renal Function Decline

Anthropometric Body Fat Measurements Can Estimate Renal Function Decline

The researchers found that 17% of the population experienced KF decline, while incident CKD occurred in 17% of those at risk.

Metabolically Healthy Obese Still at Increased Risk of CVD

Metabolically Healthy Obese Still at Increased Risk of CVD

The investigators also found that the risk of cardiovascular disease in obese people rose with the number of metabolic abnormalities.

Low Muscle Mass Predicts Mortality in Obese Transplant Recipients

Low Muscle Mass Predicts Mortality in Obese Transplant Recipients

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In a study, obese transplant recipients with low muscle mass had an increased risk of death but not graft loss.

PTH-Suppressive Vitamin D Dose in Obese Patients ID'd

PTH-Suppressive Vitamin D Dose in Obese Patients ID'd

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Study suggests the lowest dose of vitamin D3 supplements needed to suppress parathyroid hormone in overweight and obese adults is 1000 IU daily.

Obese Pts May Not Immediately Display Cardiometabolic Risk Factors

Obese Pts May Not Immediately Display Cardiometabolic Risk Factors

Overweight or obesity increases cardiometabolic risk, but the number and type of CRFs varied substantially by age, even among participants with morbid obesity.

Bariatric Surgery Better Than Drugs Alone for Obese T2DM Patients

Bariatric Surgery Better Than Drugs Alone for Obese T2DM Patients

Patients who underwent surgical procedures had a greater mean percentage reduction from baseline in glycated hemoglobin level than did patients who received medical therapy alone.

USPSTF Recs for Overweight, Obese Counseling Cost-Effective

USPSTF Recs for Overweight, Obese Counseling Cost-Effective

There was wide variation in CE among subgroups, ranging from $302 cost saving per capita to a cost of $103,200/QALY.

Obesity and Kidney Disease: Hidden Consequences of the Epidemic

Obesity and Kidney Disease: Hidden Consequences of the Epidemic

World Kidney Day 2017 promotes education on the harmful consequences of obesity and its association with kidney disease, advocating healthy lifestyle and health policy measures that makes preventive behaviors an affordable option.

Complications More Likely in Teens With Type 2 Diabetes

Complications More Likely in Teens With Type 2 Diabetes

The largest difference between adolescents with type 2 diabetes vs type 1 diabetes was obesity.

Kidney Cancer Linked to Obesity

Kidney Cancer Linked to Obesity

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Study also finds associations between adiposity and 10 other cancers, particularly digestive and hormone-related malignancies.

Higher BMI Lowers Death Risk in Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer

Higher BMI Lowers Death Risk in Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer

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In a study, each 1-unit increment in body mass index was associated with a 16% lower mortality risk.

Obesity Inadequately Addressed in Medical Licensing Exams

Obesity Inadequately Addressed in Medical Licensing Exams

Important concepts of obesity prevention and treatment were poorly represented.

Prostatic Enlargement Linked to Obesity

Prostatic Enlargement Linked to Obesity

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Benign prostatic hyperplasia is more likely to develop among men with larger waist circumference and body mass index and higher leptin levels.

Address Fatty Acid Imbalance to Fight Obesity?

Address Fatty Acid Imbalance to Fight Obesity?

Focusing exclusively on calories and energy expenditure, as opposed to science, has led to increased risk of weight gain and inflammation.

Complication Risk Due to Obesity Greater With Minimal Invasive RP

Complication Risk Due to Obesity Greater With Minimal Invasive RP

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Obesity predicts a wider range of complications in PCa patients who undergo laparoscopic or robot-assisted versus open radical prostatectomy.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Explain Hemodialysis Obesity Paradox

Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Explain Hemodialysis Obesity Paradox

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Study reveals a link between higher BMI in HD patients and greater incorporation of omega-3 fatty acids into red blood cell membranes.

Teen Overweight, Obesity Predicts Diabetes Mortality

Teen Overweight, Obesity Predicts Diabetes Mortality

The prevalence of childhood and adolescent overweight and obesity leads to a substantially increased future diagnosis of diabetes.

Obesity Ups Risk for Secondary Primary Cancers in Men

Obesity Ups Risk for Secondary Primary Cancers in Men

Prediagnosis obesity is a risk factor for overall and individual secondary primary cancers.

Obesity Linked With Prostate Cancer Death

Obesity Linked With Prostate Cancer Death

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A body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher was was associated with 2-fold increased risk of dying from prostate cancer.

High BMI Predicts Improved RCC Patient Survival

High BMI Predicts Improved RCC Patient Survival

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Paradoxical association could be related to an altered fatty acid pathway.

Slimmer People Have Lower Risks of Kidney, Other Cancers

Slimmer People Have Lower Risks of Kidney, Other Cancers

International committee finds slimmer individuals less likely to develop variety of malignancies.

Some Obesity Drugs More Effective at Weight Loss

Some Obesity Drugs More Effective at Weight Loss

Adults using prescription weight loss drugs lost more weight over the course of a year than those taking a placebo.

Gastric Bypass Beats Lifestyle for Diabetes Management

Gastric Bypass Beats Lifestyle for Diabetes Management

Lower mean HbA1c, more diabetes remission, more weight loss versus lifestyle-medical management.

New Obesity Guidelines Recommend Nuanced Treatment

New Obesity Guidelines Recommend Nuanced Treatment

As a heterogenous disease, obesity requires an individualized approach to treatment.

Bariatric Surgery May Increase Risk of Renal Allograft Loss

Bariatric Surgery May Increase Risk of Renal Allograft Loss

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Possible reasons include malabsorption of immunosuppressive drugs and deposition of oxalate crystals in transplanted kidneys.

Diabetes Remission From Surgery Cuts Microvascular Disease Risk

Diabetes Remission From Surgery Cuts Microvascular Disease Risk

Length of time spent in remission inversely related to risk of microvascular disease.

Morbid Obesity Ups Viral Infection Risk After a Kidney Transplant

Morbid Obesity Ups Viral Infection Risk After a Kidney Transplant

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In a study, viral infections occurred in 52.4% of patients with a BMI of 35 kg/m2 or higher compared with 37.1% of those with a lower BMI.

New Ingestible Balloon System May Curb Obesity

New Ingestible Balloon System May Curb Obesity

Patients using the device lost 6.8% of their weight after 6 months.

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