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Latest updates from the experts in the field of obesity and obesity care.

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Analysis of the impact of rising food prices on obesity in women across 31 low and middle-income countries

In this longitudinal study, published in the International Journal of Obesity, the authors examine whether changes in food prices are associated with changes in obesity prevalence among women in developing countries, and assess the effect of individual...
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CCH Joins National Obesity Care Week 2018: Pledge to Change the Way We Care about Obesity

Today, more than 93 million Americans currently have obesity, and in the last 20 years, obesity rates have doubled among adults. It’s time to change the way we care about obesity. With obesity on the rise, our organization, alongside other organizations,...
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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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Westernisation linked gut microbiota is associated with obesity and cardiometabolic disease

Our gut microbiota is essential to human health. However, unravelling the ways in which this microbial community correlates to health is not straightforward, due to the diversity and complexity of the organisms and the individual. Westernisation, characterised...
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Association between an overall maternal healthy lifestyle and the risk of obesity in offspring

Currently one in five american children are suffering obesity. With these figures growing each year, it has become a public health priority to identify modifiable risk factors for the prevention of childhood obesity. The causes of obesity are complex,...
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Dietary Fat, but Not Protein or Carbohydrate, Regulates Energy Intake and Causes Adiposity in Mice

The debate on the importance of different macronutrient configurations on body composition has driven many debates and fad-diets. In this new study in mice, published in Cell Metabolism, high dietary fat has been found to be the one diet that was associated...
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