Bariatric surgery cuts cancer risks significantly

Obese adults who lost weight through bariatric surgery have achieved a significantly reduced risk of cancer and cancer-related death compared with obese adults who did not have such surgery. The research was published on June 2, 2022 in JAMA. Ali Aminian, M.D., lead author of the study and director of Cleveland Clinic’s Bariatric & Metabolic Institute in Cleveland, Ohio, said, “Patients […]

Just 3% of adults with a recording of overweight or obesity in primary care in England are referred to weight management programmes

New research presented at the European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Maastricht, the Netherlands (4-7 May), has found that just 3% of adults with a recording of overweight or obesity in England are referred to weight management programmes by their GP. National obesity guidance was introduced in England at the end of 2006, with a 2014 update stating that adults […]

Obesity-related fertility issues may be improved by correcting blood sugar levels

Reproductive hormone levels in females with obesity may be partially restored by lowering blood glucose levels, leading to improved fertility, according to a study published in the Journal of Endocrinology. The study indicates that altered levels of reproductive hormones in a well-established mouse model of obesity may be partially restored by a common type 2 diabetes medication that reduces blood glucose […]

Can weekly prednisone treat obesity?

Obese mice that were fed a high-fat diet and that received prednisone one time per week had improved exercise endurance, got stronger, increased their lean body mass and lost weight, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. The mice also had increased muscle metabolism. The once-weekly prednisone promoted nutrient uptake into the muscles. Investigators also found these mice had increased adiponectin […]

When it comes to obesity, the problem isn’t an excess of fat but its loss of function, researchers argue

Obesity is known to cause cardiometabolic diseases like hypertension and diabetes but attributing these diseases to merely an overabundance of fat is a simplification. On a basic level, fat acts as a receptacle to store energy, but upon a closer look it is an essential actor in vital bodily processes like the immune response, the regulation of insulin sensitivity, and […]

Wegovy demonstrated significant and sustained weight loss in two-year study in adults with obesity – Novo Nordisk

Results from the STEP 5 phase IIIb trial, presented by Novo Nordisk at the Obesity Week 2021 interactive congress, showed that adults treated with Wegovy (semaglutide 2.4 mg injection) achieved significant and sustained weight loss over the two-year study period . The STEP 5 trial investigated Wegovy vs. placebo, both used with a reduced calorie meal plan and increased physical […]

Cutting 250 calories daily and exercising may improve heart health in obese older adults

Cutting just 250 calories a day with moderate exercise reaped bigger rewards than exercise alone for older, obese adults. Among older adults with obesity, combining aerobic exercise with a moderate reduction in daily calories resulted in greater improvements in aortic stiffness (a measure of vascular health, which impacts cardiovascular disease), compared to exercise only or to exercise plus a more […]

Testosterone therapy may reduce non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in obese

According to a new study, testosterone therapy may reduce non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in obese men with functional hypogonadism and type-2 diabetes. Testosterone therapy may help obese men with functional hypogonadism and type-2 diabetes reduce the prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to a study being presented at the 23rd European Congress of Endocrinology (e-ECE 2021), (http://www.ece2021.org). The […]

CHMP recommends expanded approval for Saxenda in obesity – Novo Nordisk

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Semaglutide reduces excess body fat in people with obesity

In adults with obesity or overweight, weekly treatment with the glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP1) receptor agonist semaglutide leads to reduced excess body fat and increased lean body mass, according to an industry-sponsored study presented virtually at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting. “Our findings suggest that semaglutide, through body weight loss and improvement of body composition, has the potential […]