Tag: body mass index (bmi); bmi (body mass index)

Gestational Diabetes Increasing Among US Women

Women in the United States are developing gestational diabetes at a higher rate than a decade ago, and disparities have persisted between White women and...

Women’s Heart Health Tied to Multiple Pregnancy Complications

Women with prepregnancy cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors have increasingly worse pregnancy outcomes, including a higher rate of maternal intensive care unit (ICU) admissions and...

Failed viral suppression in CAB/RPV linked to 3 Risk Factors

A body mass index (BMI) ≥30 kg/m2, rilpivirine resistance–associated mutations, and the HIV-1 subtype A6/A1 can raise a person’s risk for confirmed virologic failure (CVF)...

Calories May Outweigh Nutrients in Diets for Fatty Liver

Intermittent calorie restriction offers only modest advantages over a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet (LCHF) for treating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), researchers say. The intermittent diet...

Insurers Delay Bariatric Surgery for ‘Reprehensible’ Reason

A delaying tactic used by some U.S. health insurers to limit coverage of bariatric surgery does not jibe with the clinical experience at one U.S....

Waist Circumference Predicts Risk of Fatty Liver in Type 1 Diabetes

It follows that, as the prevalence of obesity among people with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) increases, so would the incidence of nonalcoholic fatty liver...

FDA Approves ‘Gamechanger’ Semaglutide for Weight Loss

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a 2.4 mg/week subcutaneous dose of the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist semaglutide (Wegovy, Novo Nordisk)...

CDC Data Strengthens Link Between Obesity and Severe COVID

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Officials have previously linked being overweight or obese to a greater risk for more...

Older Heavier People May Be ‘Superspreaders’ of COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. People with higher body mass index (BMI) and older age are...

NfL Levels Linked to Worse Disability in Real-World MS

Elevations in serum neurofilament light chain levels (sNfL) in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) are significantly linked to worse neurologic function, clinical disability, and lower...

Obesity ‘Clearly’ Not Tied to Worse Survival in MBC

The relationship between obesity and overweight and breast cancer has some elements of mystery. But this is not one of them: in metastatic breast cancer...

One in Five Gestational Carriers Do Not Meet ASRM Criteria

About 20% of gestational carriers at one institution did not meet recommended criteria developed by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, according to a retrospective...

FDA Approves Liraglutide for Adolescents With Obesity

The Food and Drug Administration’s new indication for liraglutide (Saxenda) for weight loss in adolescents with obesity, announced on Dec. 4, received welcome as a...

COVID-19 Pneumonia Paper Earns Expression of Concern

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Researchers in China have received an expression of concern for a...

Teenage Bone Density Declines Following Sleeve Gastrectomy

Adolescents who undergo sleeve gastrectomy have lower bone density and higher bone marrow fat at 1 year following surgery, new research shows. “It’s almost paradoxical,”...

Age No Barrier to Weight Loss in Those With Morbid Obesity

Older adults should be recommended for hospital-based lifestyle interventions to reduce weight, say UK investigators after finding there was no difference in weight loss between...

New Study Pinpoints How Mediterranean Diet Reduces Diabetes Risk

The known reduction in the risk of type 2 diabetes associated with adoption of the Mediterranean diet appears specifically attributed to its beneficial effects on...

USPSTF Continues to Back Behavioral Intervention to Cut CVD Risk

Adults with risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) should be offered or referred for behavioral counseling to promote a healthy diet and physical activity, the...

Push Is On in US to Figure Out South Asians’ High Heart Risks

  For years, Sharad Acharya’s frequent hikes in the mountains outside Denver would leave him short of breath. But a real wake-up call came three...

Topical Tapinarof Effective in Pivotal Psoriasis Trials

Tapinarof cream 1% applied once daily in patients with plaque psoriasis convincingly hit its primary and secondary endpoints and was well tolerated in two identical...

High BMI in Early Adulthood Linked to Increased Dementia Risk

Higher body mass index (BMI) in early adulthood is associated with an increased risk for dementia later in life, new research suggests. The study is...

No Benefit to Repeat BMD Testing

Repeat bone mineral density (BMD) testing did not improve fracture-risk prediction in a large prospective cohort of postmenopausal women beyond baseline BMD measurement alone, according...

Algorithm Predicts QoL From Patient’s Chart

A machine-learning algorithm can use demographic, symptomatic, and clinical data to accurately predict the health-related quality of life (QOL) of patients with kidney stones, new...

Higher Viral Loads Seen in Less Severe COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Testing in the emergency department (ED) at a New York City...

Does Obesity Reduce Drug Efficacy in Breast Cancer?

Obesity has been shown to have an impact on the risk of developing breast cancer and on prognosis. A new study suggests that it may...