Obesity

 
Primary Care Clinician-focused EHR Program Found Effective in Helping Children Achieve Healthy Weight
September 28, 2022

Children with obesity enrolled in the FitTastic study group had more favorable BMI patterns compared to control group, according to longitudinal effectiveness study.

Adolescents with Severe Obesity Lost Weight and Sustained it After Bariatric Surgery, New Research Finds
September 23, 2022

Adolescents with severe obesity who underwent bariatric surgery before age 22 lost 31.1% body weight and kept it off over a decade later, showed new study.

Semaglutide 2.4 mg: Weight Loss in Real-world Study Matches STEP Trial Program Findings
September 20, 2022

Semaglutide prescribed in clinical practice helped more than half of study participants achieve weight loss of ≥10% at 6 months.

Tirzepatide Reduces Time to HbA1c Targets by Up to 3 Months vs Semaglutide, Insulin Degludec
September 15, 2022

Tirzepatide in an exploratory analysis of SURPASS-2 and -3 trials added proof of shorter time to glycemic targets and weight loss goals to superior reduction of HbA1c.

Sleep & Obesity: How to Prescribe Better Sleep for Patients
August 29, 2022

Educating patients with obesity about the link between poor sleep and weight gain is crucial. Review 5 key elements for achieving better sleep, here.

New Novo Nordisk Combination Rx Better than Components for T2D, Weight Loss
August 23, 2022

Phase II clinical trial shows a fixed dose combination of semaglutide/cagrilintide reduces HbA1c and weight much better than either drug alone.

Automated Online Weight Loss Program Could Significantly Expand Primary Care Intervention
August 01, 2022

A free, automated online behavioral weight loss program led to a mean 5% reduction in weight over 12 weeks without clinician involvement, a new study reports.

Obesity and the Musculoskeletal System: Age and Impact
July 29, 2022

Excess weight diminishes the development and function of the musculoskeletal system at any point in the lifespan. An obesity specialist highlights the dangers.

Individualized Diet Program Helps Users Lose Weight and Keep it Off, According to New Feasibility Study
July 19, 2022

With the iDip program, 50% of adults reached the researchers' goal of losing at least 5% body weight and maintained it for 1 year without strict dieting.

Impact of Social Determinants of Health on Key Cardiometabolic Measures Amplified by New Research
July 19, 2022

Social determinants of health, including education and income level and race/ethnicity, are drivers of declining cardiometabolic health in the US, says investigator Meghan O'Hearn.