Tag: obese

Declining Sperm Count Tied to Chemicals in the Environment

Chemicals that pervade our modern world — plastics, pesticides, stain repellents, components of personal hygiene products — are contributing to a decades-long decline in fertility...

CDC Declares Racism a Serious Public Health Threat

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday declared racism a serious public health threat and outlined steps it will take to address...

Bariatric Surgery May Cut Cancer in Obesity With Liver Disease

In a large cohort of insured working adults with severe obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), among those who underwent bariatric surgery, the rate of...

Weight Gain Common in Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors

Children who have been treated for brain tumors often experience significant weight gain, and new findings suggest that this could be a sign of hypothalamic-pituitary...

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...

Four Phases Help COVID Patients Ease Back Into Exercise

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Once patients who have had COVID-19 are symptom-free for at least...

Hepatotoxicity Risk Differs Between Psoriasis, PsA, and RA Patients

Patients taking methotrexate for psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis (PsA) were at a higher risk of developing liver disease than were patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...

In Transgender Youth, Obesity Impacts Effects of Sex Steroids on HDL-C

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In transgender and gender-diverse young people receiving sex steroids, obesity exacerbates the decrease in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels and...

Semaglutide for Weight Loss? A Good First STEP, With Caveats

The phase 3a STEP 1 trial that investigated the use of semaglutide (Novo Nordisk), a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonist, for weight loss is aptly named,...

In Public Health’s Response to COVID, Fear Tactics Are a Misstep

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   You probably still remember public service ads that scared you:...

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...

Study Flags Cardiovascular Disease in Men With Breast Cancer

Cardiovascular disease and related risk factors can be common among male breast cancer patients, suggests a small study in this rare malignancy. Among 24 male...

South Has High Rate of Unreported COVID Deaths, Study Says

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Southern states have higher rates of unreported COVID-related deaths than other...

ACEIs, ARBs Safe to Continue in COVID-19: Trial Published

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The BRACE-CORONA trial ― the first randomized trial to address the...

Expert Offers Clinical Pearls on Leg Ulcer Therapy

Chronic leg ulcers of all types feature a significant inflammatory component for which medical compression therapy is absolutely the best form of anti-inflammatory therapy, Elena...

New Dietary Guidelines Omit Recommended Cuts to Sugar, Alcohol

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released new dietary guidelines today that for the first time...

Ultraprocessed Food Again Linked to Increased CVD, Death

Yet another study has linked the consumption of ultraprocessed, or “junk,” foods to bad health outcomes. In a longitudinal analysis of more than 22,000 men...

Bariatric Surgery Might Reduce Severity of COVID-19 Infection

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. People with obesity who lost weight as a result of bariatric...

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...

Cancer Rates on the Rise in Adolescents and Young Adults

Rates of cancer increased by 30% from 1973 to 2015 in adolescents and young adults (AYAs) (persons aged 15–39 years) in the United States, according...

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,”...

FDA Clears First Drug for Rare Genetic Causes of Severe Obesity

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved setmelanotide (Imcivree, Rhythm Pharmaceuticals) for weight management in adults and children as young as 6 years...

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...

NAFLD Prevalence Rising Among Children but Many Undiagnosed

(Reuters Health) – The incidence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is rising among children, but not all youth with obesity are getting recommended screening,...

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...