Weight Management

Weight Loss: Helping Your Patients Find Their Own Motivation
In part 2 of this podcast, Eileen O’Grady, PhD, RN, NP, talks about realistic goal-setting for weight loss, how to spark motivation in your patients, and overcoming setbacks. Read more
Urban Legends in Bariatric Nutrition
  No matter your area of practice, you likely encounter patients who have had bariatric surgery. While this treatment has greatly evolved over time, bariatric nutrition research has Read more
MC4R – a key regulator of body weight
The Melanocortin 4 Receptor is a key regulator of body weight. People with genetic mutations in MC4R tend to gain weight from early childhood. Source: Melanocortin 4 Receptor | Welcome to Read more
Can Prescription Drugs Cause Weight Gain? 
A list of common prescription drugs that may lead to weight gain. Source: Can Prescription Drugs Cause Weight Gain? – Read more
Experimental Drug Switches Off Hunger in Patients with Genetic Obesity
Investigator-initiated Phase II study finds setmelanotide therapy in patients with leptin receptor gene mutations leads to dramatic reductions in appetite and body weight. Source: Read more
Long-Term Weight Loss Maintained at 15 Years With Metformin
The goal of this study was to identify predictors of long-term weight loss (LTWL) in patients who initially lost weight in one of three programs, for the improvement of weight management Read more
Fermentation potential of the gut microbiome: implications for energy homeostasis and weight management.
Energy homeostasis is regulated by twin factors, energy intake and energy expenditure. Obesity arises when these two factors are out of balance. Recently, the microflora residing in the Read more
Melatonin Increases Brown Adipose Tissue Volume and Activity in Patients With Melatonin Deficiency: Study
Melatonin, a pineal hormone synthesized at night, is critical for the synchronization of circadian and seasonal rhythms, being a key regulator of energy metabolism in many animal species. Read more
FDA approves hydrogel pill for overweight, obesity
The FDA on Tuesday approved an oral hydrogel therapy that induces feelings of fullness without adding calories for adults with overweight and obesity, according to a press release from Read more
How an Injection of Tiny Beads into Stomach Arteries Might Help with Weight Loss
An experimental obesity treatment that involves injecting tiny beads into the arteries of the stomach may help some people lose weight and keep it off for at least a year, according to a Read more
Patient Behaviors Identified That Impact Weight Regain After RYGB
Several patient behaviors are associated with weight regain after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery, including sedentary time, eating fast food, and eating when feeling full, Read more
Dietary fat, fibre, satiation, and satiety—a systematic review of acute studies
  Humans appear to have innate energy regulation mechanisms that manifest in sensations of satiation during a meal and satiety post ingestion. Interactions between these mechanisms and Read more
Primary care weight-management intervention leads to sustained type 2 diabetes remission
Adults with type 2 diabetes and obesity assigned to a structured weight-management program in a primary care setting were more likely to achieve sustained disease remission at 2 years Read more
Meal timing and obesity: interactions with macronutrient intake and chronotype
Timing of dietary intake may play a role in obesity. However, previous studies produced mixed findings possibly due to inconsistent approaches to characterize meal timing and not taking Read more
Weight Science: Evaluating the Evidence for a Paradigm Shift
Current guidelines recommend that “overweight” and “obese” individuals lose weight through engaging in lifestyle modification involving diet, exercise and other Read more
Rate of change in childhood BMI predicts adult obesity risk
The rate of change in BMI at different ages during childhood, particularly during and after puberty, is differentially associated with adult obesity, independent of absolute BMI values at Read more
Gelesis100 shows promise for weight loss in adults with obesity
Consistent administration of Gelesis100, a nonsystemic, superabsorbent hydrogel in oral capsule form, can double the odds for meaningful weight loss in adults with overweight or obesity Read more
U.S. Coverage for Adult Obesity Treatment Modalities
Relative to adults without obesity, adults with obesity (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m²) incur 42% higher medical costs¹ and are nearly twice as likely to die before age 70.² Intensive behavioral Read more
Is there a causal relationship between obesity and puberty?
The onset of puberty in adolescents and whether it is related to obesity is an ongoing topic for debate. Epidemiological cross-sectional and longitudinal studies show a shift towards Read more
In PsA, Treat Excessive Weight
Obese patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) who followed a short-term, very low-energy diet showed improvements in multiple aspects of disease activity, a prospective study found. Source: Read more
Intermittent Fasts Plus Energy Restriction Best for Weight Loss
Intermittent fasting with restricted energy intake may provide better outcomes than daily continuous diet restriction for health and weight loss in obese women, according to a study Read more
Omega-3 supplements fail to reduce body weight, insulin resistance in adolescents with obesity
Combined with a hypocaloric diet, an omega-3 fatty acid supplement failed to improve measures of insulin resistance and body weight in children with obesity over 3 months, according to Read more
Nonnutritive Sweeteners in Weight Management and Chronic Disease: A Review
The objective of this review was to critically review findings from recent studies evaluating the effects of nonnutritive sweeteners (NNSs) on metabolism, weight, and obesity‐related chronic diseases. Biologic mechanisms that may explain NNS effects will also be addressed. Source:Nonnutritive Sweeteners in Weight Management and Chronic Disease: A Read more
A Ketone Ester Drink Lowers Human Ghrelin and Appetite
The ketones d‐β‐hydroxybutyrate (BHB) and acetoacetate are elevated during prolonged fasting or during a “ketogenic” diet. Although weight loss on a ketogenic diet may be Read more
Metabolic changes make weight loss maintenance difficult, but not impossible
On their own, most individuals are rarely able to lose a substantial amount of body weight and keep it off. Although record numbers of U.S. adults have an elevated BMI, more than 80% of Read more
Weight Management May Reverse T2D
Study participants achieved remission to non-diabetic state Source: Weight Management May Reverse Read more
Study: High-energy breakfast aids weight loss in diabetics
Obese people with type 2 diabetes can improve their conditions with a high-energy breakfast but a smaller lunch and dinner, according to research from Israel. Source: Study: High-energy Read more
Low maternal vitamin D & increased percent body fat in children
Women with low vitamin D at 15 weeks’ gestation were more likely to have children with a higher percentage body fat at age 5 years old. Read more about this interesting study in this Read more
NutriScape Wants Your Best Resource Links
As fantastic as Google is, it can’t filter out the fluff that we, as dietitians were not looking for. NutriScape has undertaken the massive task of linking one central site to all of Read more
Interleukin 32
Physician’s Briefing offers this summary of Read more