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Less Severe Diabetes Has Better Remission With Surgery
After sleeve gastrectomy, obese patients with type 2 DM who have less severe disease do better than those who have more advanced disease. Surgery should be encouraged sooner rather than later.
Bariatric Surgery Cuts Diabetes Drugs and Costs
Diabetes and cardiac medications are reduced significantly in obese patients who undergo weight-loss surgery, and so are their costs.
FDA Approves New Anti-Obesity Drug
Contrave, a combination of naltrexone and buproprion, has been approved for long-term weight loss management in overweight and obese adults.
COPD Risk Inflated by Obesity, and Underweight
A new study shows that the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease increases with obesity. Yet, the risk was increased in underweight persons as well.
High Testosterone Predicts Sleep in Obese Men
The prediction of more shallow sleep in overweight and obese men with high testosterone levels is useful because poor sleep quality has been linked to an increased risk of diabetes and hypertension.
Dietary Supplement Helps Obese With Prediabetes
Insulin resistance in obese persons at risk for diabetes may be improved with resveratrol used as a dietary supplement, but don’t expect health benefits from resveratrol in red wine.
Food Intake Gene Is Clue to Diabetes Susceptibility
A genetic variant involved in regulating food intake may play a role in how body mass index affects patients’ susceptibility to diabetes. Reducing total energy intake might help prevent obesity.
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