Walter Morselli

Walter Morselli

Efficacy and safety of semaglutide for weight loss in patients with obesity

In this paper, published in The Lancet, the authors sought to assess efficacy and safety of the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogue semaglutide, in comparison with a similar drug liraglutide, and placebo. The study was done in 8 countries, involving...
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Does environment influence childhood BMI? A study of children aged 3–11

Obesity is simply caused by an imbalance in energy consumed and calories burned, however what causes this imbalance is complex and multifactorial. If enough calories are burned through physical activity, then an individual should not gain weight. Following...
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Obesity and loss of disease-free years owing to major non-communicable diseases

Obesity is known to be associated with an increased risk of several major non-communicable diseases including type-2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, asthma and several cancers. It was previously thought that metabolically healthy obese (MHO)...
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Contribution of maternal diabetes to visceral fat accumulation in offspring

Epidemiological studies have previously demonstrated the contribution of a genetic background of diabetes to the development of obesity. The goal of this study was to explore the contribution of parental family history of diabetes to visceral fat area....
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Interactive effects of parenting behaviour and regulatory skills in toddlerhood on child weight outcomes

A known potential risk factor for childhood obesity is a low capacity for self-regulation, which is the ability to control or modulate behaviours, emotions and cognition across situations. Toddlerhood is critical period for this trait, as it is characterised...
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