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Study: Weight loss linked with increased sleep duration

Study: Weight loss linked with increased sleep duration

Obese adults who lose at least 5 percent of their body weight report that they sleep better and longer after six months of weight loss, according to a new study. [More]
New study shows that bariatric patients face lower cancer risks

New study shows that bariatric patients face lower cancer risks

A new study published in the journal Obesity Surgery indicates that bariatric patients benefit from a significantly decreased risk of cancer compared to other obese patients. [More]
RYGB surgery can help reduce heart disease risk in obese patients with Type 2 diabetes

RYGB surgery can help reduce heart disease risk in obese patients with Type 2 diabetes

Obese patients with Type 2 diabetes who don't have excessive surgical risk may find that Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery can help them reduce their risk of heart disease, a new clinical trial shows. [More]
Weight-loss surgery more effective than diet, exercise

Weight-loss surgery more effective than diet, exercise

An intensive weight loss program involving lifestyle modifications improves obese diabetic patients' physical and mental health as well as gastric bypass surgery does over two years, but the weight loss surgery leads to a greater reduction in adverse effects of obesity on quality of life. [More]
Alcoholic liver disease: an interview with Dr Vinood Patel, University of Westminster

Alcoholic liver disease: an interview with Dr Vinood Patel, University of Westminster

Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is one of the leading causes of death worldwide and also in the UK. As its name indicates this disease arises due to consuming excessive amounts of alcohol (80 g/day) over an extended period, normally 10-20 years. [More]
Gelesis100 capsule leads to greater weight loss in overweight, obese individuals

Gelesis100 capsule leads to greater weight loss in overweight, obese individuals

A new "smart pill" called Gelesis100 safely leads to greater weight loss in overweight and obese individuals compared with those who receive an active comparator/placebo capsule, while all subjects have similar diet and exercise instructions, an international multicenter study finds. [More]
Engaging in physical activity before attempting weight loss helps protect MetS patients from muscle loss

Engaging in physical activity before attempting weight loss helps protect MetS patients from muscle loss

Younger and older women tend to lose lean muscle mass, along with fat, unless they engage in physical activity before they attempt weight loss, a new study from Israel finds. The results were presented Sunday at the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society: ICE/ENDO 2014 in Chicago. [More]
Obese Americans report far greater overall satisfaction with weight loss surgery, medications

Obese Americans report far greater overall satisfaction with weight loss surgery, medications

Obese and overweight Americans who have tried losing weight report far greater overall satisfaction with weight loss surgery and prescription weight loss medications than with diet, exercise and other self-modification methods, an Internet survey finds. [More]
Patients continue to lose bone at least 2 years after bariatric surgery, shows study

Patients continue to lose bone at least 2 years after bariatric surgery, shows study

A new study shows that for at least two years after bariatric surgery, patients continue to lose bone, even after their weight stabilizes. [More]
Adults with Type 2 diabetes achieve better blood glucose control after sleeve gastrectomy surgery

Adults with Type 2 diabetes achieve better blood glucose control after sleeve gastrectomy surgery

Adults with Type 2 diabetes achieve better blood glucose (sugar) control two years after undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy than do patients who receive standard medical diabetes care without this weight loss surgery, a new study finds. [More]
Study on digestion of milk could lead to development of new formulas for premature babies

Study on digestion of milk could lead to development of new formulas for premature babies

A new study on the digestion of milk could lead to the development of new formulas for premature babies, weight loss drinks and potentially new drug delivery systems. [More]
Treatment with diabetes drug liraglutide improves cardiovascular risk factors

Treatment with diabetes drug liraglutide improves cardiovascular risk factors

Treatment with the diabetes drug liraglutide, in combination with diet and exercise, led to a significant reduction in weight and improved a number of cardiovascular risk factors, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol, according to a multicenter study. [More]
Telephone-based weight loss intervention is effective in breast cancer treatments

Telephone-based weight loss intervention is effective in breast cancer treatments

A series of simple telephone calls can make a profound difference in helping women to meet their treatment goals for breast cancer, according to a randomized trial of women who are also obese, published online today in Journal of Clinical Oncology by Dr. Pamela Goodwin of Mount Sinai Hospital and the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute. [More]
Doctor shares simple steps for women to keep breasts youthful

Doctor shares simple steps for women to keep breasts youthful

Aging affects the breasts just like the rest of the body. Skin stretches over time and the breasts start to sag, while sun exposure causes age spots and wrinkles on the decolletage. [More]
Researchers study to look at online information available to lung cancer patients

Researchers study to look at online information available to lung cancer patients

Researchers from The University of Manchester have begun a study to look at the online information available to lung cancer patients in an era of diagnosis by google. [More]
New clinical guidelines on diagnosis and management of idiosyncratic DILI

New clinical guidelines on diagnosis and management of idiosyncratic DILI

New clinical guidelines on the diagnosis and management of idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury (DILI) appear in the July issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology. [More]
Tax on sweetened soft drinks could be effective weapon in war against obesity

Tax on sweetened soft drinks could be effective weapon in war against obesity

A tax on sweetened soft drinks could be an effective weapon in the war against obesity, generating weight losses of up to 3.64 kilograms as individuals reduce their consumption. [More]
Weight loss at high altitudes-something universally experienced by climbers

Weight loss at high altitudes-something universally experienced by climbers

Weight loss at high altitudes-something universally experienced by climbers and people who move to higher terrain-may not be a detrimental effect, but rather is likely an evolutionarily-programmed adaptation, according to a new article in BioEssays. [More]
Improving overall quality of one's diet helps to prevent type 2 diabetes

Improving overall quality of one's diet helps to prevent type 2 diabetes

Improving the overall quality of one's diet helps to prevent type 2 diabetes, independent of other lifestyle changes, according to a study presented at the American Diabetes Association's 74th Scientific Sessions. [More]
Fasting converts bad cholesterol in fat cells to energy, combating diabetes risk factors

Fasting converts bad cholesterol in fat cells to energy, combating diabetes risk factors

For prediabetics, many interventions focus on lifestyle changes and weight loss, but new research on periodic fasting has identified a biological process in the body that converts bad cholesterol in fat cells to energy, thus combating diabetes risk factors. [More]