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Study: Neighborhood conditions linked to risk for weight change, study says

Study: Neighborhood conditions linked to risk for weight change, study says

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Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Older adults living in neighborhoods with declining socioeconomic status have increased risk for excessive changes in weight -- gains or losses -- with the opposite seen in stable or improving areas, according to a study published Friday by JAMA Network Open. Older adults living in neighborhoods with worse socioeconomic status have a higher risk for excessive weight gain, as well as a higher risk for excessive weight loss, the data showed. Advertisement The findings highlight "the potential role of neighborhood environment in weight-related health outcomes," the researchers said. Although the study does not establish a "causal relationship," it suggests that people living in impoverished areas may not be able to maintain a healthy, nutritious diet. "Our findings showed th...
Gastric bypass improves weight loss, type 2 diabetes, study finds

Gastric bypass improves weight loss, type 2 diabetes, study finds

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March 4 (UPI) -- People who are both severely obese and have type 2 diabetes may benefit from weight loss surgery, a new analysis suggests. In findings published Wednesday in JAMA Surgery, researchers report that those with both conditions -- which carry significant long-term health implications -- saw improvement in their type 2 diabetes symptoms after undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy, the two most commonly performed weight-loss procedures. In general, people who had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass experienced greater weight loss, slightly higher type 2 diabetes remission rates and better long-term blood-sugar control than those who had sleeve gastrectomy, the study found. "Overall, we found that in this very large group of adults with severe obesity and type 2 diabete...

Weight loss drug Belviq pulled from market over cancer risk

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The weight loss drug Belviq is being pulled from the market because of an increased risk of cancerBy LINDA A. JOHNSON AP Medical WriterFebruary 13, 2020, 10:10 PM1 min read The weight loss drug Belviq is being pulled from the market because of a slight increased risk of cancer. The drug's maker, Japan’s Eisai Inc., said Thursday that it has agreed to voluntarily withdraw Belviq at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. However, the company said in a statement that it disagrees with the FDA’s interpretation of new data on the drug’s safety and still believes the drug's benefit outweighs any cancer risk. The FDA also is warning patients to stop taking Belviq immediately and contact their doctor for advice on alternatives. The agency also is telling doctors to stop prescribing...