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Gaining Ground, Losing Weight

According to recent studies published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, researchers are getting a better understanding of obesity and the continuing efforts to combat it. While the bad news is that there are a variety of side effects, the good news is that not all of the side effects are negative. With...
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ENDO 2019 News: Adipose Hormone May Play Role in Obesity-Related Asthma

New research suggests a hormone released from fat tissue is critical in the development of obesity-related asthma and may be a target of future treatments for the disease. The findings were presented at ENDO 2019. Along with genetic susceptibility and environmental exposures, obesity is emerging as a risk factor for asthma. Many studies have shown...
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Mindfulness Training May Help Support Weight Loss

Mindfulness course participants lost more weight than others in obesity management program Mindfulness training may improve the effectiveness of intensive weight management programs, according to a small study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Individuals who participated in mindfulness training as part of an intensive weight management program lost more weight in...
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Weight Cycling Is Associated with a Higher Risk of Death

However, weight loss from weight cycling can reduce diabetes risk in people with obesity Weight cycling is associated with a higher risk of death, according to a new study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Weight cycling, or the constant losing and gaining of weight (usually from diet), leads to adverse health outcomes....
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Overweight and Obesity Linked to Higher Risk of Urinary Incontinence for Women

Being overweight or obese is linked with an increased risk of developing urinary incontinence for young to middle-aged women, according to a review and meta-analysis recently published in Obesity Reviews. The authors wanted to evaluate whether overweight or obesity are risk factors for young and middle-aged women developing incontinence. “Understanding these relationships during this life stage...
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Unforeseen Consequences: Bariatric Surgery Side Effects

As new statistics reveal an alarming rate of obesity in the U.S., more and more people are opting for weight loss surgery to combat this disease. However, there are myriad side effects to be concerned about other than weight regain that range from addiction to possible suicide risk. Last month, the Centers for Disease Control...