Search Tag: obesity

Cardiology Management

2024 10 Jul

  The approach to diagnosing and managing obesity must go beyond body mass index (BMI), which often excludes many individuals who could benefit from treatment. The European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) has launched a new framework for diagnosing, staging, and managing obesity in adults. This framework aims to modernise obesity diagnosis...Read more

Cardiology Management

2024 10 Jul

    Since 1990, the prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents (as measured by body mass index, BMI) has increased fourfold, while obesity rates among adults have more than doubled. This trend in the obesity epidemic is expected to elevate the risk of BMI-associated diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

Cardiology Management

2024 11 Jun

  New research reveals that moderate to vigorous physical activity in the evening is most beneficial for lowering daily blood sugar levels in sedentary adults with overweight and obesity. The findings are published in Obesity.    It is well established that moderate to vigorous physical activity enhances glucose homeostasis in overweight and...Read more

Cardiology Management

2024 02 Jun

  People under 50 face a higher risk of heart attack or stroke if they’ve lived with obesity for 10 years, according to research presented at ENDO 2024, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.   People with excess weight at any point in time have a greater risk of heart attacks and strokes. However, whether the duration...Read more

Cardiology Management

2024 22 May

  Obesity prevalence has steadily risen, affecting over 40% of U.S. adults aged 20 and older. Scientific advances have illuminated the multifaceted causes of obesity, including sociological and physiological factors. Treatment strategies now encompass lifestyle modifications, medications, and bariatric surgery, each posing unique implementation challenges....Read more

Cardiology Management

2024 05 Mar

  A global analysis published in The Lancet reveals that the number of people worldwide living with obesity has surpassed one billion. Over the years from 1990 to 2022, obesity rates among children and adolescents increased fourfold, while rates among adults more than doubled. Simultaneously, rates of underweight decreased across all age groups,...Read more

Cardiology Management

2023 05 Sep

Novo Nordisk, the Danish pharmaceutical giant behind the weight-loss medication Wegovy (active ingredient - semaglutide), has become Europe's most valuable company, dethroning the French luxury conglomerate LVMH.   Following the successful launch of Wegovy in the U.K., the company's shares saw a significant uptick in value. As trading closed...Read more

Cardiology Management

2023 25 Aug

  In recent breakthrough research presented during a Hot Line session at ESC Congress 2023, semaglutide's effectiveness in improving symptoms and physical function related to heart failure and inducing greater weight loss was reported.   Nearly 50% of heart failure patients are affected by heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF)....Read more

Cardiology Management

2023 22 Jul

Cardiovascular disease remains a major worldwide public health problem and despite significant advances in diagnosis and treatment, coronary artery disease represents the leading cause of death in the developed world. In some specific patient populations, such as including subjects with asymptomatic CAD, diabetes mellitus, obesity, and kidney or...Read more

Ultrasound

2023 22 Jul

Cardiovascular disease remains a major worldwide public health problem and despite significant advances in diagnosis and treatment, coronary artery disease represents the leading cause of death in the developed world. In some specific patient populations, such as including subjects with asymptomatic CAD, diabetes mellitus, obesity, and kidney or...Read more

Cardiology Management

2023 04 Jul

A recent study conducted by researchers at University College Cork (UCC) and the University of Galway suggests that changing how we discuss obesity is necessary to enhance public understanding of the disease. The researchers propose that the term "obesity" should be renamed to facilitate better comprehension among the public and policymakers, ultimately...Read more

Cardiology Management

2023 19 Apr

A new study suggests that some anti-obesity medications can be produced and sold at much lower prices than their current high costs, making them more accessible worldwide. The study is published in Obesity.   Study authors highlight the need for a public health approach that prioritises improving access to medications instead of allowing...Read more

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2022 05 Dec

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Executive Health Management

2023 25 Oct

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Cardiology Management

2023 13 Apr

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ICU Management

2022 27 Sep

A panel discussion with an international group of experts in the care of obese patients in the critical care setting evaluated best practices in malnutrition screening and assessment, estimation of energy needs for obese patients, the risks and management of sarcopenic obesity, the importance of tailored nutrition, and the role of immunonutrition. ...Read more

ICU Management

2022 25 May

In patients with obesity, standard, non-weight-based dosing, or weight-based dosing using either ideal body weight or adjusted body weight, is appropriate to limit the risk of overdosing. The prevalence of obesity is increasing worldwide (Schetz et al. 2019). This trend is confirmed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where patients with obesity...Read more

Cardiology Management

2022 24 May

According to University of Essex researchers, most people eat the equivalent of three extra McDonald's cheeseburgers a day than they admit. This is true across the board, regardless of a person's weight. The findings are published in the American Journal of Human Biology. The study looked at 221 adults with an average age of 54 years and various...Read more

ICU Management

2022 10 May

More than 500 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported worldwide. Patients infected with COVID-19 are at a higher risk of persisting health impairments six months after hospital discharge associated with reduced physical function and health and quality of life. It is thus important to understand the long-term trajectory of recovery from COVID-19....Read more

Executive Health Management

2022 12 Oct

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Cardiology Management

2022 12 Apr

Type 2 diabetes can be an inherited disease, but habits can also affect a person's risk of getting it. In particular, obesity due to fatty and high-calorie foods, often in combination with limited activity, increases the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes  considerably. A new study at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology and St. Olav's...Read more

ICU Management

2022 21 Mar

Obesity is highly prevalent in patients who are hospitalised with COVID-19. It is a widely recognised risk factor for severe COVID-19 infection with a greater risk for mortality compared with non-obese patients. With each 1 kg/m 2 increase in body mass index, the risk for severe infection increases by 9% and mortality by 6%.  While there are...Read more

Cardiology Management

2022 01 Feb

According to a new study published in the journal Obesity, cumulative social disadvantage, denoted by higher social determinants of health (SDOH) burden, is associated with a higher likelihood of obesity independent of clinical and demographic factors. These findings suggest the need for the development of novel  healthcare delivery models that...Read more

Cardiology Management

2021 04 Oct

Scientists from University of Virginia have identified 14 genes that could cause weight gain and three that could prevent it. The team developed an automated pipeline to test hundreds of genes for a causal role in obesity. During the first round of experiments, the scientists have discovered more than a dozen genes that could be playing a role. This...Read more

Executive Health Management

2021 23 Sep

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IMAGING Management

2021 11 Apr

A recent study has shown that women with breast or endometrial cancer have increased levels of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Researchers from the Ludwig Engel Centre for Respiratory Research, the Westmead Institute for Medical Research, and the University of Sydney, Australia, found that various epidemiological studies reported increased mortality...Read more

Executive Health Management

2021 30 Apr

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Cardiology Management

2021 02 Mar

Findings from a new study show that a majority of adult COVID-19 hospitalisations are attributable to one of four pre-existing conditions. These include obesity, hypertension, diabetes and heart failure, in that order. The study is published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers used a mathematical simulation to estimate...Read more

Cardiology Management

2021 25 Jan

A new study by researchers at Swansea University reports that a brain pressure disorder that especially affects women, causing severe headaches and sometimes permanent sight loss, has risen six-fold in the last 15 years. The disorder could beis linked to obesity and deprivation. Rates of emergency hospital admissions in Wales for people with the disorder...Read more

Cardiology Management

2021 25 Jan

According to new findings, obesity and cardiometabolic diseases not only trigger a more severe course of COVID-19, but the infection itself could promote the development of these conditions.  In a new article, authors from the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) highlight the interconnection of obesity and impaired metabolic health with the...Read more