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Category Archives: Obesity Medical Treatment

Summit aims to reduce obesity in Mississippi – WJTV


Posted: November 22, 2019 at 9:49 am

The Mississippi Department of Health and the Mississippi Community Education Center hosted a Taking Charge for a Healthy Mississippi summit on Wednesday. Continue reading

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New studies point to benefits of weight-loss surgery for teens with severe obesity – News-Medical.net


Posted: November 20, 2019 at 3:52 am

Severe obesity affects 4.5 million children and adolescents in the United States, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Continue reading

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‘Hyperpalatable’ Defined as Foods Driving the Obesity Epidemic – Medscape


Posted: November 19, 2019 at 1:41 pm

LAS VEGAS To help guide research into foods that people might be overconsuming because they are so tasty (palatable), scientists have developed the first quantitative definition of "hyperpalatable". They hope the research community can validate the definition to move the field forward and be better able to understand mechanisms that may be driving overeating and obesity. Continue reading

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Free Decatur Event Will Address Being Overweight and Obesity Sat. – Decatur, GA Patch


Posted: November 19, 2019 at 1:41 pm

DECATUR, GA To address the health dangers of being overweight or obese, a local organization and a fitness center have partnered together to educate Decatur residents, particularly in the African American community, this Saturday, Nov. 23. They will share information on how to combat the health issues that disproportionately impact African American women, the groups announced in a joint news release Continue reading

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UC-Boulder ‘encouraging’ obesity with ‘weight bias’ workshop, conservative group says – Campus Reform


Posted: November 19, 2019 at 1:41 pm

The University of Colorado-Boulder is hosting a Body Liberation workshop Tuesday, where attendees will learn about topics such as thin privilege and weight bias. The event, hosted by the UC Boulder Human Resources office, is titled Body Liberation: Examining weight bias through a cultural lens workshop. Continue reading

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Average US BMI on the rise despite increasing weight loss efforts – Medical News Today


Posted: November 19, 2019 at 1:41 pm

Despite the increasing number of people in the United States who say that they are trying to lose weight, the average body mass index (BMI) of U.S. adults is on the rise. This is according to new research appearing in the journal JAMA Network Open Continue reading

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Sleeve Gastrectomy Beneficial at Lower BMI; Call to Lower Threshold – Medscape


Posted: November 19, 2019 at 1:41 pm

LAS VEGAS In a state-wide registry study of patients who had sleeve gastrectomy, less obese individuals those with an initial body mass index (BMI) < 35 kg/m2 had similar and even sometimes better early outcomes compared to patients with a BMI 35 kg/m2, researchers report. Continue reading

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Number of people with obesity doubles in 20 years – Open Access Government


Posted: November 19, 2019 at 1:41 pm

The figures from the Health Survey for England (1997-2017) estimate that there are now 13 million people over the age of 16 with a BMI of 30 or above which classifies as obese, an increase of more than 6 million since 1997. In England 29% of adults and 20% of 10 to 11-year-olds are living with obesity and, although its not the only factor, obesity is the most significant risk factor for new cases of type 2 diabetes, accounting for 80 to 85% of someones risk Continue reading

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Obesity in Childhood Linked to Reduced Cortical Thickness, Executive Functioning – Psychiatry Advisor


Posted: November 19, 2019 at 1:41 pm

Reduced cortical thickness in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) related to childhood obesity may result in compromised executive function, according to study results published in Cerebral Cortex. Continue reading

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Obesity-related cancers on the rise in younger Canadians: study – CBC.ca


Posted: November 19, 2019 at 1:41 pm

The Canadian Cancer Society estimates that just over 220,000 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer this year. But annual figures like that don't tell us if doctors are winning the battle. Now astudy published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal has identified a worrisome trend:The incidence of cancer has been creeping up in men and women under the age of 50. Continue reading

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