This study, published in the Journal of Medical Economics, assesses the potential cost-savings of using the OPTIFAST program in a population of US subjects, in comparison to “No intervention” and pharmacotherapy (liraglutide and naltrexone-bupropion).
OPTIFAST is a scientifically proven and medically supervised low-calorie diet program, for individuals with overweight and obesity. It has been...Read More
In this systematic review published in Paediatric Obesity, the authors sought to establish the costs of childhood and adolescent obesity in terms of direct healthcare costs as well as indirect productivity costs. Direct costs include drug costs, hospital in-patient costs, hospital outpatient costs and primary care costs. Indirect costs are divided into costs to society because of workdays lost...Read More
A growing body of evidence is suggesting that self-perception of overweight/obese status is associated with poor cardiometabolic outcomes, above and beyond actual body weight. This study, conducted in Korea, used survey data from 21,629 people to determine whether there was a correlation between self-perceived obesity and metabolic syndrome (MetS) and cardiometabolic risk factors (CMRs).
This study sought to work out the implications of categorising obesity as a disease on weight bias. A sample of 309 participants were recruited and measures of demographics, ideology, general attitudes and previous contact with people living with obesity were taken. Participants then read one of three articles as part of an experimental manipulation, one framing obesity as a disease, one...Read More
Pain is a common comorbidity among individuals living with overweight or obesity, however the mechanism linking the two is not clear. This studyevaluated the relationship between perceived weight-stigma and self reported bodily pain in a sample of obese/overweight adult women through questionnaires designed to measure both.
They found that perceived stigma and internalised stigma were...Read More
A developing child’s mind is highly sensitive to environmental factors and it is now well known that overweight and obesity has a significant impact on the metabolic and endocrine profile of an individual. This new study, published in Obesity, sets sets out to try and determine if childhood obesity has any effect on cognitive ability, guided by the hypothesis that the production of...Read More
There is a growing recognition of the impact stigma has on the health seeking behaviors and self-efficacy of obese patients.This study,set out to identify predictors of perceived weight stigma among patients attending general practices in socioeconomically disadvantaged urban areas of Australia. The predictors selected were socioeconomic factors (age, sex, language spoken at home, education...Read More