JAMA Surgery study finds waiting until BMI rises more may lead to less good outcomes:
In depth story of how the focus of losing weight has changed from looking better to feeling better and how Oprah bought a 10 percent stake in Weight Watchers for $43 million.
This study of 190 adolescents concluded
“Adolescents with obesity showed impairment of potential genetic adult height as compared to that of normal-weight subjects.”
This paper reports on the review of 11 studies which used some form of acupuncture to treat obesity.
The authors conclude : “Acupuncture for simple obesity appeared to be an effective treatment, but more studies on the safety of acupuncture used to treat simple obesity are required.”
Postgrad Med J. 2017 Jul 8. pii: postgradmedj-2017-134969. doi: 10.1136/postgradmedj-2017-134969. [Epub ahead of print]
Zhang RQ1,2, Tan J3, Li FY4, Ma YH3, Han LX2, Yang XL2.
Study evaluates community policies and programs (CPPs) to prevent child obesity
This study from 195 countries was supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and suggests:
“In conclusion, our study provides a comprehensive assessment of the trends in high BMI and the associated disease burden. Our results show that both the prevalence and disease burden of high BMI are increasing globally. These findings highlight the need for implementation of multicomponent interventions to reduce the prevalence and disease burden of high BMI.”
This JAMA study evaluates alternate day fasting as a means to better weight control and metabolic health. The conclusion:
“Alternate-day fasting did not produce superior adherence, weight loss, weight maintenance, or cardioprotection vs daily calorie restriction.”
Trepanowski JF, Kroeger CM, Barnosky A, Klempel MC, Bhutani S, Hoddy KK, Gabel K, Freels S, Rigdon J, Rood J, Ravussin E, Varady KA. Effect of Alternate-Day Fasting on Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance, and Cardioprotection Among Metabolically Healthy Obese AdultsA Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(7):930-938. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.0936
The USPSTF recommended in an article in JAMA this week that children ages 6 and older be screened for obesity.
Research presented by Dr Christian Benedict from Uppsala University, Swedenat the European Congress of Endocrinology in Lisbon, May 2017 discusses how disrupted sleep patterns can predispose to weight gain.
Study demonstrates that physical exercise at various tempos is useful for improving physical fitness, developing motor skills, and thus probably preventing obesity complications.