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Type 2 Diabetes Rates Quadruple Worldwide Since 1980

A study estimates 422 million cases of adult diabetes worldwide; low- to middle-income countries have experienced the fastest increases, much of which is tied to skyrocketing rates of obesity.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Obesity: Call for exercise advice on food labels - BBC News

Health experts are calling for better labelling to show people just how much activity is needed to work off what they consume.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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World Health Day 2016: WHO calls for global action to halt rise in and improve care for people with diabetes

The number of people living with diabetes has almost quadrupled since 1980 to 422 million adults, with most living in developing countries. Factors driving this dramatic rise include overweight and obesity, WHO announced ahead of World Health Day.  
who.int
over 4 years ago
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Novel Drug May Offer Hope in Prader-Willi Syndrome, Obesity

Beloranib reduces weight and hyperphagia in Prader-Willi syndrome and may also hold promise for other severe obesity conditions, but first the company must prove that it doesn't raise thrombotic risk.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Experience With Fathers of Overweight and Obese Children

What role do fathers play in the management of their child's overweight and obesity?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Levothyroxine Replacement in Obese Hypothyroid Females

Obesity may factor into finding the optimal regimen for levothyroxine replacement in hypothyroid patients after thyroidectomy.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Obesity Now More Common Than Underweight Worldwide

If post-2000 trends continue, obesity rates will hit 18% in men and 21% among women by 2025. A study of 186 countries also finds prevalence of underweight, especially in South Asia.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Obesity Survey Uncovers Striking Clinician 'Knowledge Gap'

"The most striking observation...is that it demonstrates a considerable knowledge gap in the indications, efficacy, and safety of currently FDA-approved drugs for obesity," says one expert.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Two Large Studies Conflict on Antibiotics' Effect on Obesity

One expert contends that antibiotics are a factor in childhood weight gain and says confounders and parameters may have skewed the results of the new study that showed no link.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Artificial Sweeteners: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing?

Noncaloric artificial sweeteners are widely used and also are frequently recommended to patients with prediabetes, diabetes, and obesity. But are they doing more harm than good?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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How Does Early Childhood Obesity Affect Hypertension Risk? CME/CE

: Hypertension in children is associated with developing or maintaining obesity, and higher body mass index can promote increased blood pressure even in healthy-weight children.  
medscape.org
over 4 years ago
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Obesity Tied to Higher Asthma Prevalence in Women

The overall prevalence of asthma in US adults has also increased, federal health officials say.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Obesity Ups Cerebral Venous Thrombosis Risk in Women on OCs

Women who are obese and are taking oral contraceptives have a vastly increased risk for cerebral venous thrombosis, a new study suggests.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Obesity may increase risk of rare type of stroke in women taking oral contraceptives

Obese women who use oral contraceptives seem to have a raised risk of a rare type of stroke known as a cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT), a study published online by JAMA Neurology shows.1  
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over 4 years ago
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Obesity may increase risk of rare type of stroke in women taking oral contraceptives

Obese women who use oral contraceptives seem to have a raised risk of a rare type of stroke known as a cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT), a study published online by JAMA Neurology shows.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Birth of a Sibling May Decrease Obesity Risk

A new study has found that becoming an older brother or sister before the first grade may decrease the risk of a child becoming overweight or obese.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Food industry body admits that voluntary agreements lack punch

Voluntary agreements between the UK government and industry to improve the nation’s diet and curb the rising tide of obesity have reached the end of the road and legislation is needed, says a senior figure of the body that represents the country’s major supermarkets and fast food chains.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Dementia Risk and Overweight/Obesity in Mid- and Late Life

Is being overweight or obese in mid-life or in late life, in those free of cognitive impairment, associated with later development of dementia?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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One in Four People Worldwide Have Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

As the global obesity epidemic continues to fuel development of metabolic disorders, the clinical and economic burden of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and its more severe form, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), will become "enormous," researchers warn in a new paper.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Company is blamed for early halt of trial into obesity treatment

Researchers have condemned companies that prematurely publicise study data, after a trial looking at the obesity treatment naltrexone-bupropion was stopped early before its cardiovascular safety could be fully established.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago