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).
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.
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 cuts the risk of an emergency department visit or hospitalization for asthma exacerbation in obese patients by half.
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.
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.
For patients who are overweight or obese, the use of green tea extract supplementation may produce a small, but significant, reduction in blood pressure.
Extra pounds cause the liver to age faster, potentially explaining why obesity is linked to diseases like liver cancer and insulin resistance.