Tag: obesity

Israel Begins Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine for At-Risk Children Under 12 as Delta Cases Surge

TEL AVIV—Israel authorized the use of Pfizer Inc.’s Covid-19 vaccine for vulnerable children between five and 11 years old, as cases of the highly contagious...

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...

Produce Prescription Programs: Keys to Better Health?

  Chef Michel Nischan has won the prestigious James Beard Award four times, written cookbooks, and launched a restaurant with the late actor Paul Newman....

Living with Obesity? Get Your COVID Vaccine Now, Experts Say

July 21, 2021 — The Obesity Society — the leading American organization of experts devoted to understanding and treating obesity — is urging all...

HIV Increases Risk for Severe COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. HIV increases the risk for severe COVID-19 by 6% and the...

Political Support of Permanent DST Concerns Sleep Scientists

The reintroduction of congressional bills that aim to end seasonal time change and move permanently to daylight saving time (DST) – and action on the...

South Asian Ancestry Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Disease

Individuals of South Asian ancestry face twice the risk of heart disease, compared with individuals of European descent, yet existing risk calculators fail to account...

Better Outcomes for Obese Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — When men have advanced prostate cancer, obesity might offer something of a survival...

Managing Early Complications After Bariatric/Metabolic Surgery

The American Gastroenterological Association recently published a clinical practice update concerning endoscopic evaluation and management of early complications after bariatric/metabolic surgery. The seven best practice...

Can Overweight Docs Really Give Credible Weight Loss Advice?

July 7, 2021 — Kevin Gendreau, MD, a weight loss doctor at Southcoast Health in Fall River, MA, lets patients know that he was...

Novel Colonic Agonist Formulation Promising for Obesity

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A colonic release formulation of medium-chain fatty acids (MFCA) curbed appetite and boosted levels of the anorexigenic hormone PYY in...

Is Chemo Dose Too Low?

Patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) who are also obese have a poorer survival than those who are not obese. A new study suggests that they...

Digital Diabetes Coaching Systems: Too Expensive or Worthwhile?

Dr Anne L. Peters Digital coaching systems for type 2 diabetes “reduce the need for more expensive, in-person visits,” said Anne L. Peters, MD, arguing...

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...

Time-Restricted Eating Is ‘Promising, But More Data Are Needed’

Time-restricted eating — that is, reducing the number of hours a person is allowed to eat during the day — may produce a modest 1%...

Bariatric Surgery’s Cardiovascular Benefit Extends to 7 Years

Patients with obesity who had bariatric surgery had a lower risk of having a major adverse cardiovascular event (MACE) or dying from all causes during...

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....

A1c Below Prediabetes Cutoff Linked to Subclinical Atherosclerosis

Hemoglobin A1c above 5% but below the prediabetes cutoff of 5.5% is an additional potential biomarker of subclinical atherosclerosis in people with low cardiovascular disease...

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...

Obesity Increases Risk of Long-COVID, Study Finds

June 8, 2021 – Obesity — an established major risk factor in the development of severe infection or death from COVID-19 infection — also...

Obesity Amplifies Harmful Effects of Alcohol on the Liver

Being overweight or having obesity significantly increases the risk for liver disease and the likelihood of dying from it compared with being of normal weight, regardless...

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)...

Weight Gain Does Not Protect Cognition

In contrast to previous research, a new study suggests that weight gain in older adults does not preserve cognition — and may actually be detrimental....

Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer — Are Sugary Drinks to Blame?

High consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) in adolescence and young adulthood could partially explain the recent rapid rise in early-onset colorectal cancer (EO-CRC) — at...

Heart Disease Often Comes in Pairs

By Ernie Mundell and Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporters WEDNESDAY, May 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Couples share a lot together, but heart disease wouldn’t be...