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Can Walkable Neighborhoods Reduce Obesity and Diabetes?

People who live in walkable neighborhoods with access to parks and other outdoor activities are more active and less likely to have diabetes or obesity, according to a new paper published in the Endocrine Society’s journal, Endocrine Reviews. Nearly half of the adults in the United States have obesity, and over 11% of the U.S. population has diabetes. Researchers and...
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Obesity May Increase End-Stage Kidney Disease Risk in Women with Type 2 Diabetes

Obesity may negatively affect kidney function in people with type 2 diabetes, particularly in women, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Diabetic nephropathy, or the deterioration of kidney function in people with diabetes, is caused by high blood pressure and high blood sugar. Approximately one in...
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Are High Levels of Body Fat in Men a Risk Factor for Osteoporosis?

Men with high levels of body fat have lower bone density and may be more likely to break a bone than those with normal levels of body fat, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Most studies have shown positive or neutral effects of body fat mass...
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Safe, Non-Invasive Treatments Could Combat Obesity Epidemic

Novel obesity treatments such as modulation of the gut microbiome and gene therapy are underutilized and could help fight the obesity epidemic, according to a new manuscript published in Endocrine Reviews. Nearly half of the adults and 20% of children in the U.S. have obesity, yet doctors are under-prescribing effective weight loss medications and many patients are not receiving the treatment they need. The weight stigma that exists in healthcare settings makes...
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High-Fat Diet Impairs Circadian Rhythms in Mice, Study Finds

A high-fat diet disturbs the body clock in rat brains that normally controls satiety, leading to over-eating and obesity, according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology. This new research may be a cornerstone for future clinical studies that could restore the proper functioning of the body clock in the brain, to avoid...
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Research Shows Employer-Based Weight Management Program with Access to Anti-Obesity Medications Results in Greater Weight Loss

A Cleveland Clinic study demonstrates that adults with obesity lost significantly more weight when they had access to medications for chronic weight management in conjunction with their employer-based weight management program, compared to adults who did not have access to the medications. The study was published in JAMA Network Open.   Obesity is a complex disease that...
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Higher Fasting ‘Hunger Hormone’ Levels from Healthy Diet May Improve Heart Health and Metabolism

‘Green’ Mediterranean diet linked to elevated fasting ghrelin levels Fasting levels of the “hunger hormone” ghrelin rebound after weight loss and can help reduce belly fat and improve the body’s sensitivity to insulin, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Ghrelin is a stomach-derived hormone that stimulates...
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Calling the Shot: Could a Hormonal Approach Be a Key to Treating Obesity?

A higher dose of a well-known diabetes drug has led to twice the weight loss seen with previous medications. While endocrinologists are hopeful about this new treatment, the drug may not be widely adopted since most insurers will not cover such therapies.   A JAMA news article called the new formulation of semaglutide a potential...