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Category Archives: Obesity Medical Treatment

C-Section Is Not Tied to Obesity in Children – The New York Times


Posted: December 11, 2019 at 4:52 pm

Some recent reports have suggested that women who give birth by cesarean section are more likely to have obese children. But a large new study found no link between the method of birth and obesity. Swedish researchers tracked medical records of 97,291 men born between 1982 and 1987, following them to age 18. Continue reading

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Obesity: Health crisis must be addressed | News, Sports, Jobs – Parkersburg News


Posted: December 11, 2019 at 4:52 pm

West Virginians are accustomed to seeing their state rank at or near the bottom in national reports. In the case of a couple of recently released analyses, however, it is no better news to be at the top. The Mountain State has the highest adult obesity rate in the nation and second-highest rate for kids ages 10 to 17, according to the state Department of Health and Human Resources. Continue reading

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Too much TV time ‘is the biggest driver of childhood obesity’ – Yahoo Sports


Posted: December 11, 2019 at 4:52 pm

Too much TV time may be the biggest driver of childhood obesity, research suggests. Scientists from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health set outto uncover the lifestyle habits that cause youngsters to carry dangerous amounts of weight Continue reading

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Weighing In on the Obesity Epidemic – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com


Posted: December 11, 2019 at 4:52 pm

Photo Credit: Pixabay / Steve PB Subscribe to our Sheba Medical Center list For the lucky ones, weight gain is limited to a few extra pounds put on over the holidays and lost in the weeks thereafter. Continue reading

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Study conducted by WVDHHR finds high obesity rates across the state – WVNS-TV


Posted: December 11, 2019 at 4:52 pm

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) A study conducted by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources found obesity rates are higher in Fayette, McDowell, and Logan Counties. Continue reading

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Efficacy and Safety of Lorcaserin in Obesity: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials – DocWire News


Posted: December 11, 2019 at 4:52 pm

BACKGROUND: Lorcaserin is a novel, selective 5-hydroxytryptamine 2C serotonin receptor agonist, approved for the treatment ofobesity. Several phase 3 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) trials have shown a significant reduction in body weight with lorcaserin. Continue reading

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Obese Children Have Lesser Volume In Brain Region That Controls Executive Functions – International Business Times


Posted: December 11, 2019 at 4:52 pm

KEY POINTS A somewhat appalling study has revealed that obese children have lesser volume in the brain region, which controls their impulses and planning. Continue reading

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Researchers develop vaccine that targets Crohns disease and obesity – SlashGear


Posted: December 11, 2019 at 4:52 pm

Researchers with INSERM in Paris have detailed their development of a new vaccine strategy that shows promise for treating inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohns disease, as well as metabolic conditions like obesity. Key to the vaccines potential effectiveness is gut microbiota, abnormalities of which have been linked to a variety of health conditions Continue reading

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Doctors warn obese women trying to have a baby: Lose the weight or face complicated risks – WISHTV.com


Posted: December 11, 2019 at 4:52 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) Health experts say losing weight before getting pregnant is an increasing priority for infant health. The topic will be featured in the Labor of Love Summit with the state health department on Wednesday. Obesity in pregnancy is a growing problem not only in our country, but here in Indiana, said Dr Continue reading

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The Relationship of Obesity Predicting decline in executive Functioning is Attenuated with Greater Leisure Activities in Old Age – DocWire News


Posted: December 11, 2019 at 4:52 pm

Objectives:We investigated the longitudinal relationship betweenobesityand subsequent decline in executive functioning over six years as measured through performance changes in the Trail Making Test (TMT). We also examined whether this longitudinal relationship differed by key markers of cognitive reserve (education, occupation, and leisure activities), taking into account age, sex, and chronic diseases as covariates. Method:We used latent change score modeling based on longitudinal data from 897 older adults tested on TMT parts A and B in two waves six years apart. Continue reading

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