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Vitamin D Helps Boost Dieting Efforts

For obese Americans who are deficient in vitamin D, taking a supplement of the nutrient might help them lose weight, new research suggests.

Saxenda for Chronic Weight Management Launched

Novo Nordisk announced the launch of Saxenda (liraglutide [rDNA origin]) injection as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management in adult patients with an initial body mass index (BMI) of ≥30kg/m2 (obese) or ≥27kg/m2 (overweight) in the presence of at least one weight-related comorbid condition (eg, hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, or dyslipidemia).

Hunger, Weight Gain With Diabetes Drugs

A specific drug class for the treatment of type 2 diabetes has been linked to an increased risk of weight gain, and researchers have new clues as to how these medications may activate sensors in the brain that lead to increased hunger.

Obese Patients Lacking This Vitamin

Thiamin (vitamin B1) deficiency was found in up to one-third of obese patients seeking bariatric surgery, according to data from a large-scale study.

Bariatric Surgery May Reduce Asthma Exacerbations

Bariatric surgery cuts the risk of an emergency department visit or hospitalization for asthma exacerbation in obese patients by half.

BPA Exposure During Pregnancy, Weight Gain

Exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) during pregnancy may increase a woman's risk of weight gain and diabetes later in life, according to new research published in the journal Endocrinology.

Pizza, a Pediatric Problem

1 in 5 young children and nearly 1 in 4 teens ate pizza for a meal or snack on any given day in 2009–2010.

Green Tea Benefits in Obese Adults

For patients who are overweight or obese, the use of green tea extract supplementation may produce a small, but significant, reduction in blood pressure.

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