obesity

Dr Christopher Thompson Discusses Innovative Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity

Dr Christopher Thompson Discusses Innovative Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity

Christopher Thompson, MD, MSc, FASGE, FACG, AGAF, FJGES, director of endoscopy and codirector of the Center for Weight Management and Wellness at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, discusses duodenal jejunal bypass liner treatment and future innovations in gastroenterology. Christopher Thompson, MD, MSc, FASGE, FACG, AGAF, FJGES, director of endoscopy …

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Doctor in the House: Is child obesity the looming epidemic in India?

Doctor in the House: Is child obesity the looming epidemic in India?

obesity is a growing concern globally, with India joining the dubious ranks of countries witnessing alarming rates of obesity in its population. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), obesity is defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. A body mass index (BMI) over 25 is considered overweight, and …

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BYU research reveals critical insights into severity of obesity epidemic in the United States

BYU research reveals critical insights into severity of obesity epidemic in the United States

Newly published research from BYU exercise science researchers reveals critical, rare data detailing the severity of the obesity epidemic in the United States. The article, published in the Journal of Obesity, looked at the long-term weight gain of more than 13,800 US adults -; a rare data point unearthed in obesity research. They found that …

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Enara raises  million for virtual obesity support

Enara raises $6 million for virtual obesity support

Virtual weight management startup Enara Health collected $6 million in seed funding, founder and CEO Rami Bailony tells Axios exclusively† why it matters: Obesity rates are on the rise, and the condition worsens outcomes from COVID-19. “COVID has highlighted that health inequity and obesity are linchpins for further pandemics; they fuel the fire,” Bailony says. …

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Telehealth visits for mental health continue to rise despite dropping in every other specialty

Telehealth visits for mental health continue to rise despite dropping in every other specialty

The explosive use of virtual care that occurred during the early months of the pandemic has dropped drastically across all specialties but one — mental health. In fact, telehealth utilization among mental health patients is continuing to climb, according to a new report† For the report, healthcare appointment booking platform Zocdoc, which is used by …

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Trumping Obesity With Tirzepatide – Docwire News

Trumping Obesity With Tirzepatide – Docwire News

Obesity is a highly prevalent disease in the United States (US), with prevalence rates over 40% (1). Obesity-related complications most commonly include heart disease, stroke, and type-2 diabetes, leading to higher costs of medical care for obese individuals, contributing to over 170 billion dollars in healthcare costs in the US (2). To combat the rising …

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The emotional toll of obesity in children – South Coast Herald

The emotional toll of obesity in children – South Coast Herald

Not only are health costs related to pediatric obesity, but your child’s weight issue is also inextricably linked to their emotional wellbeing. Stigma in society Living with extra kilos can be heart-breaking for children who are overweight. The social stigma associated with being overweight can be just as harmful to a child as the physical …

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