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Newswise: Don’t forget Mum’s health:

Article ID: 717255

Don’t forget Mum’s health:

University of South Australia

University of South Australia researchers are appealing for greater support mechanisms to help women diagnosed with gestational diabetes return to or maintain a healthy weight post pregnancy.

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9-Aug-2019 2:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Bariatric MD Hopes Insurance Companies Will Follow New Bariatric Guidelines

Article ID: 717125

Bariatric MD Hopes Insurance Companies Will Follow New Bariatric Guidelines

Catholic Health Services of Long Island

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) recently adopted a new set of guidelines that recommend surgical interventions for Class I obesity patients, who have a Body Mass Index (BMI) from 30.0 to 34.9 kg/m2. Obese patients with a BMI of 35 or higher have met the criteria for surgical interventions for more than two decades.

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7-Aug-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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    25-Jul-2019 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 716076

Weight Loss Surgery Rates Are Rising Among U.S. Adults with Kidney Failure

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• The number of U.S. patients with kidney failure undergoing weight loss surgery increased 9-fold between 2006 and 2016. • The proportional use of sleeve gastrectomy in patients with kidney failure increased from less than 1% of weight loss surgeries in 2006 to 84% in 2016. • Complication rates for sleeve gastrectomy were similar between patients with and without kidney failure; however, patients with kidney failure had more hospital readmissions and slightly longer hospitals stays.

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19-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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    24-Jul-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 716190

Extra Weight in 60s May Be Linked to Brain Thinning Years Later

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Having a bigger waistline and a high body mass index (BMI) in your 60s may be linked with greater signs of brain aging years later, according to a study published in the July 24, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study suggests that these factors may accelerate brain aging by at least a decade.

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22-Jul-2019 5:00 PM EDT
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    24-Jul-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 716181

Waist Size Is a Forgotten Factor in Defining Obesity

University of Iowa

A new study from the University of Iowa published in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that some people considered to be a normal weight could unknowingly be at high risk for obesity-related health issues.

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22-Jul-2019 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 715944

Intermittent Fasting May Improve Blood Sugar Even without Weight Loss

American Physiological Society (APS)

New research suggests that intermittent fasting—cycling through periods of normal eating and fasting—may regulate blood sugar (glucose) levels even when accompanied by little-to-no weight loss. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.

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17-Jul-2019 12:30 PM EDT
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    11-Jul-2019 6:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 715558

Even in Svelte Adults, Cutting About 300 Calories Daily Protects the Heart

Duke Health

In adults already at a healthy weight or carrying just a few extra pounds, cutting around 300 calories a day significantly improved already good levels of cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and other markers.

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10-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 715663

MBSAQIP manual presents updated program standards for overweight and obese patients

American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Third version of nationally recognized standards manual includes a designation for bariatric and metabolic surgery centers to now offer patients non-surgical interventions along with a quality improvement project requirement.

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11-Jul-2019 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 715565

Blow Your Diet? Admitting It to Someone Might Help You Do Better Next Time.

Vanderbilt University

Disclosing a lapse in self control, like straying from a diet or spending too much on something frivolous, can help you do better next time if you truly feel guilty about it, but insincere confessions can actually make you more likely to slip up again.

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10-Jul-2019 2:30 PM EDT

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