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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