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Category Archives: Obesity Medical Treatment

National school nutrition program linked to lower obesity rates – ModernHealthcare.com


Posted: July 7, 2020 at 5:57 pm

A federal program that aimed to improve kids' access to healthy food significantly reduced obesity rates in children from low-income families, according to a new study. The 2010 passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act was associated with a 47% reduction in obesity prevalence in low-income kids, Harvard researchers found in a study published in Health Affairs that analyzed more than 173,000 students. That translated to more than 500,000 fewer cases of obesity among low-income kids, the health policy experts estimated, advocating for expanding access to the program as well as maintaining the act's original standards Continue reading

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Flattening the (BMI) Curve: Timing of Child Obesity Onset and Cardiovascular Risk – AAP News


Posted: July 7, 2020 at 5:57 pm

The worldwide prevalence and severity of childhood obesity has steadily risen over the last 50 years.1 Although there have been some indicators of recent stabilization,2 it has been suggested that we have simply reached our upper genetic limit.3 Whether this is true, the current prevalence is shockingly high; one-third of children aged 2 to 19 have a BMI > 85th percentile, and 18.5% have a BMI > 95th percentile,4 consequently affecting 13.7 million children in the United States and 340 million children worldwide. Continue reading

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Boston researchers studying obesity and COVID-19 link – WCVB Boston


Posted: July 7, 2020 at 5:57 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says obesity is a risk factor for developing severe illness from COVID-19. That warning includes young people, too. To address it, one Boston doctor is leading a study to understand why and urging everyone to remember that obesity is also a disease."I like to change the narrative Continue reading

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Obesity, but Not Metabolic Diseases, Is Associated With Risk of Psoriasis: A Population-Based Cohort Study in Taiwan – DocWire News


Posted: July 7, 2020 at 5:57 pm

Background:Obesity and metabolic diseases including diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension are reportedly associated with an increased risk of psoriasis. However, few prospective studies have investigated the association of obesity and metabolic diseases with the risk of psoriasis. Objective:To examine whether obesity or metabolic diseases increase the risk of psoriasis Continue reading

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Exploring the connection between obesity & severe COVID-19 infections – Cardiovascular Business


Posted: July 7, 2020 at 5:57 pm

Obesity is associated with a greater risk of a severe COVID-19 infection, according to a new analysis published in Circulation. It may not necessarily be an independent risk factor, the authors noted, but it appears to be a consistent indicator that serious complications may arise Continue reading

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Common Chemotherapy Drug Less Effective for Overweight and Obese Individuals – DocWire News


Posted: July 7, 2020 at 5:57 pm

Docetaxel, a common chemotherapy drug, may be less effective for obese or overweight women, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. In this study, researchers analyzed data from a clinical trial comprising over 2,800 breast cancer patients that started treatment around the turn of the millennium. The researchers collated data over 10 years, and subjects were treated with combination of chemotherapy drugs with or without docetaxel Continue reading

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Updated Abdominal Obesity Definition for Latinos Living in the United States – Endocrinology Advisor


Posted: July 7, 2020 at 5:57 pm

Waist circumference cut points of > 102 cm in men and > 97 cm in women are indicative of elevated cardiovascular risk in Hispanic/Latino adults living in the United States, according to the results of a study published in Diabetes Care. Continue reading

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Study on Risk Factors of Diabetic Nephropathy in Obese Patients with T | IJGM – Dove Medical Press


Posted: July 7, 2020 at 5:57 pm

Fan Hu,* Taotao Zhang* School of Public Health, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China *These authors contributed equally to this work Correspondence: Fan HuSchool of Public Health, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, Peoples Republic of ChinaTel/ Fax +86215132246Email joyking2003@163.com Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify diabetic nephropathy risk factors in type 2 diabetes mellitus obese people based on community type 2 diabetes mellitus patients.Patients and Methods: In the community in Shanghai, we conduct a questionnaire, physical examination, and biochemical examination. The 406 patients included in the analysis were divided into two groups based on whether or not they had diabetic nephropathy Continue reading

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Body Mass Index From Early to Late Childhood and Cardiometabolic Measurements at 11 to 12 years – AAP News


Posted: July 7, 2020 at 5:57 pm

Principal Findings Childhood overweight and obesity from early childhood are associated with a higher MetS risk score, higher arterial stiffness, and increased cIMT at ages 11 to 12 years. Continue reading

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HCPLive Adds the Obesity Medicine Association to Its Strategic Alliance Partnership Program – Business Wire


Posted: July 7, 2020 at 5:57 pm

CRANBURY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HCPLive, a multimedia platform dedicated to providing physicians with up-to-date specialty- and disease-specific resources to help them provide the best patient care, and the American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC), a multimedia, peer-reviewed, MEDLINE-indexed journal keeping industry leaders on the forefront of health policy, announces that the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) is now part of their Strategic Alliance Partnership (SAP) programs. Continue reading

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