Obesity and Weight Management News

 
 
  • EASD 2018HARMONY: Albiglutide Cuts CV Events but Not Deaths in Diabetes The GLP-1 agonist albiglutide reduces major CV events by 20% in type 2 diabetes patients with cardiovascular disease; GSK has ceased marketing the drug but say they will seek a new home for it.
  • Stents Can Help Manage Leaks After Bariatric Surgery Stent placement can be effective for managing postoperative leaks after bariatric surgery, according to a database analysis.
  • Online Diabetes Prevention Programs 'as Effective' as In-Person Ones Delivering diabetes prevention programs on the internet supplemented with e-coaching produces similar weight loss as in-person programs and increases engagement, a VA study suggests.
  • Less Recreational Screen Time Tied to Better Cognition in Kids A new study suggests that excess recreational screen time may have a deleterious effect on cognitive development, in addition to leading to less sleep and physical activity.
  • NAMS 2018Women's Sexual Health the Focus of Upcoming NAMS Meeting The psychosocial aspects of sexual health, #MeToo, the divisive political climate, and the serious chronic health problems women face will be examined at the North American Menopause Society meeting.
  • Adults Need a Regular Bedtime, Too Adults who have a regular bedtime are likely to weigh less than those who don't, to have lower blood sugar and to face a lower risk of heart disease and diabetes, according to a U.S. study.
  • Breastfeeding Might Benefit Babies by Reducing Stress Mothers have long been told that "breast is best" when it comes to feeding newborn babies, but a small experiment suggests at least some of the benefits may have nothing to do with the milk itself.
  • Depression Tied to Arthritis Pain Depressed individuals over age 50 should be screened for arthritis pain because the two conditions often occur together, worsening mental and physical health outcomes, researchers say.
  • EASD 2018It's Personal: EASD Focuses on Individualizing Diabetes Care Providing data for clinicians to help individualize diabetes treatment is one aim of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 2018 Annual Meeting.
  • Gla-300 Comparable to IDeg-100 for Uncontrolled Type 2 Diabetes A head-to-head study of glargine 300 units/mL (Gla-300) and degludec 100 units/mL (IDeg-100) showed that both of these second-generation basal insulin analogs were comparable for treating uncontrolled type 2 diabetes, although hypoglycemia rates were lower with Gla-300 during the titration period, researchers say.
  • Lifestyle Change Curbs Need for Antihypertensive Agents Lifestyle interventions can reduce the need for antihypertensive medications in men and women with elevated blood pressure, a finding that supports the new hypertension guidelines, researchers say.
  • Obesity Doubles Risk for Incontinence in Younger Women Clinicians should counsel women that maintaining a healthy weight may help prevent urinary incontinence now or later in life, the authors suggest.
  • Walking Just 4 Hours a Week Linked to Reduced Stroke Severity New registry data suggest even light to moderate physical activity may result in a less severe stroke over time.
  • Maternal Obesity Alone May Increase Neonatal Risks 'Obesity may be as important, if not more important, than hypertension and diabetes as a potentially modifiable risk factor for clinicians to target to improve neonatal outcomes,' new research hints.
  • USPSTF Sticks With Behavioral Approaches Only for Obesity Offer or refer adults with a BMI of 30 or higher to intensive, multicomponent behavioral interventions, the USPSTF says in a statement reaffirming its 2012 recommendation.
  • ESC 2018Low-Carb Diets Linked to Higher All-Cause Mortality A low-carb diet was associated with earlier death from any cause, heart disease, and cancer in an observational study and meta-analysis, but one expert urges caution when interpreting the finding.
  • 'Amazing' Reduction in Obesity at Age 5 From Early Sleep Training Children whose parents received sleep support and guidance in the months after childbirth had half the risk of obesity at age 5 compared with other groups studied, in a somewhat unexpected new study finding.
  • Is Nutrition Research Seriously Flawed? Prominent research critic John Ioannidis argues nutrition research must head in a new direction, but Harvard researcher Walter Willett says the field is already on the right path.
  • EADV 2018Risankizumab Effective for Moderate to Severe Psoriasis Response rates with the novel biologic that targets IL-23 are strong, even among obese patients, and the dosing interval is attractive, but the treatment field for plaque psoriasis is already crowded.
  • Slow-Release Morphine May Be Safe for Some OSA Patients A 40-mg dose of slow-release morphine may be safe for non-severely obese patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), researchers in Australia report.