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Body clock link could aid obesity treatments The body clock plays an important role in body fat, researchers have found. Their findings are helping develop new ways of treating obesity and the fatal diseases linked to being overweight. It's hoped the study will demonstrate that strengthening our int
Science Daily | Sep 4, 2014 12:38 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Bariatric surgical center accreditation improves patient survival, postop complications Patients who underwent weight loss operations in recent years, when most bariatric surgical centers were accredited, had fewer postoperative complications and were 2.3 times less likely to die in the hospital than patients who had bariatric procedures per
Science Daily | Sep 3, 2014 8:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Is type 2 diabetes diabetes as currently understood? The current way of diagnosing type-2 diabetes needs to be revised, a study shows. The findings show the current method of diagnosis -- using blood glucose levels -- means patients are diagnosed too late so that their blood vessels may already be damaged.
Science Daily | Sep 3, 2014 8:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
For kids with both asthma and obesity, which came first? The premise that obesity contributes to childhood asthma -- rather than the other way around -- is the focus of a new study.
Science Daily | Sep 3, 2014 1:14 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
How well does bariatric surgery work? The number of bariatric surgeries done each year in the United States has ballooned. Now an experts weighs the evidence on the benefits and risks of the various types of this surgery.
Science Daily | Sep 2, 2014 9:14 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Taxes, subsidies could encourage healthier diet, lower healthcare costs A team of researchers call for the implementation of taxes and subsidies to improve dietary quality in the United States. Over time, the size of the tax could be on a sliding scale depending on nutritional quality, a tactic the authors hope would prompt r
Science Daily | Sep 2, 2014 9:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Researchers examine effectiveness of blocking nerve to help with weight loss Among patients with morbid obesity, blocking the vagus nerve, which plays a role with appetite and metabolism, did not meet pre-specified efficacy objectives compared to a control group, although the intervention did result in greater weight loss, accordi
Science Daily | Sep 2, 2014 9:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Change in type of procedure most commonly used for bariatric surgery In an analysis of the type of bariatric surgery procedures used in Michigan in recent years, sleeve gastrectomy (SG) surpassed Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) in 2012 as the most common procedure performed for patients seeking this type of surgery, and SG
Science Daily | Sep 2, 2014 9:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Comparison of named diet programs finds little difference in weight loss outcomes In an analysis of data from nearly 50 trials including about 7,300 individuals, significant weight loss was observed with any low-carbohydrate or low-fat diet, with weight loss differences between diet programs small, findings that support the practice of
Science Daily | Sep 2, 2014 9:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
How genes link mom's diet to risk of obesity in her offspring Scientists using an animal model found an epigenetic link between a mother's diet and an offspring's risk of future obesity. This link hinges on the blocked expression of a gene called Pomc, which manages a discrete area of the brain that controls feeding
Science Daily | Sep 2, 2014 7:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend