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
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
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
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
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
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