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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323920/perinatal-exposure-to-low-dose-bisphenol-a-bpa-disrupts-the-structural-and-functional-development-of-the-hypothalamic-feeding-circuitry
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Harry MacKay, Zachary R Patterson, Alfonso Abizaid
Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a component of polycarbonate and other plastics to which humans are regularly exposed at low levels. BPA is characterized as an endocrine disruptor due to observations of its estrogenic activity in various experimental models. We have previously shown evidence of disrupted hypothalamic feeding circuitry and leptin sensitivity in adult BPA-exposed animals subject to a high-fat diet, but because these animals were already exhibiting a diet-induced obese phenotype, we could not rule out the possibility that these observations were simply consequences of the obesity, not a pre-existing phenotype produced by BPA exposure...
February 7, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322645/the-effects-of-a-health-partner-program-on-reducing-cardiovascular-risk-factors
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Tingting Liu
Previous lifestyle intervention research targeting prediabetes has primarily focused on weight loss, blood glucose, and lipid abnormalities. Far less is known whether lifestyle interventions lower other biological and physical risk factors for cardiovascular disease in overweight/obese adults with or without prediabetes. The aim of the study was to determine if a health partner program reduced biological and physical cardiovascular risk factors in overweight/obese adults with and without prediabetes at 1 year...
December 1, 2016: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322640/experiences-of-daily-weighing-among-successful-weight-loss-individuals-during-a-12-month-weight-loss-study
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Y Zheng, M A Terry, C A Danford, L J Ewing, S M Sereika, R W Goode, A Mori, L E Burke
The purpose of the study was to describe participants' experience of daily weighing and to explore factors influencing adherence to daily weighing among individuals who were successful in losing weight during a behavioral weight loss intervention. Participants completed a 12-month weight loss intervention study that included daily self-weighing using a Wi-Fi scale. Individuals were eligible to participate regardless of their frequency of self-weighing. The sample ( N = 30) was predominantly female (83.3%) and White (83...
December 1, 2016: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320212/effect-of-the-national-diabetes-prevention-program-on-weight-loss-for-english-and-spanish-speaking-latinos
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Natalie D Ritchie, Liesel Christoe-Frazier, Kim K McFann, Edward P Havranek, Rocio I Pereira
PURPOSE: To study the effect of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) on weight loss in Latinos. DESIGN: No-control, cohort study comparing Latino and non-Hispanic white (NHW) participants. SETTING: A health-care system. PARTICIPANTS: Five hundred sixty-seven Latino and 175 NHW patients who enrolled in the NDPP. A total of 45.2% of Latinos selected the Spanish-language NDPP. INTERVENTION: The NDPP is a nationwide translation of a clinical trial and seeks to prevent diabetes through weight loss in a yearlong group program...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319001/impact-on-psychosocial-outcomes-of-a-nationally-available-weight-management-program-tailored-for-individuals-with-type-2-diabetes-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lauren Holland-Carter, Peter W Tuerk, Thomas A Wadden, Ken N Fujioka, Lynne E Becker, Karen Miller-Kovach, Priscilla L Hollander, W Timothy Garvey, Daniel Weiss, Domenica M Rubino, Robert F Kushner, Robert J Malcolm, William J Raum, Kathie L Hermayer, Jan L Veliko, Stephanie L Rost, Nicoleta D Sora, Jonny L Salyer, Patrick M O'Neil
AIMS: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) can substantially decrease quality of life (QOL). This study examined the effects on QOL-relevant psychosocial measures of a widely available commercial weight loss program enhanced for individuals with T2DM. METHODS: A year-long multi-site randomized clinical trial compared the Weight Watchers (WW) approach, supplemented with phone and email counseling with a certified diabetes educator (CDE), to brief standard diabetes nutrition counseling and education (Standard Care; SC)...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316795/impact-of-weight-loss-on-waist-circumference-and-the-components-of-the-metabolic-syndrome
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Amy E Rothberg, Laura N McEwen, Andrew T Kraftson, Nevin Ajluni, Christine E Fowler, Catherine K Nay, Nicole M Miller, Charles F Burant, William H Herman
OBJECTIVE: Central adiposity is a component of the metabolic syndrome (MetS). Little is known about the impact of medical weight loss and decreased waist circumference (WC) on the MetS. Our objective was to assess the impact of changes in WC on blood pressure, lipids and glycemia. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We studied 430 obese patients enrolled in a 2-year, intensive, behavioral, weight management program. We report results for participants who completed 6-month and 2-year follow-up...
2017: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315526/survivor-fitness-an-exercise-program-for-young-survivors-and-patients-with-cancer
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Jose A Acevedo
Young survivors of cancer often face challenges reintegrating into their schools and communities after treatment. Maintaining a physically active lifestyle is recommended, but finding appropriate exercises that cater to their needs can be difficult. As a result, the pilot fitness program Move4Fun/Move4Fitness was developed. This 12-week basic fitness program teaches young survivors of cancer appropriate exercises and how they can exercise on their own with limited space and equipment. Participants experienced physical and mental transformations demonstrated through weight loss, building of muscle, and increased self-confidence...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315419/identifying-the-mechanisms-through-which-behavioral-weight-loss-treatment-improves-food-decision-making-in-obesity
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Kathryn E Demos, Jeanne M McCaffery, J Graham Thomas, Kimberly A Mailloux, Todd A Hare, Rena R Wing
OBJECTIVES: Behavioral weight loss (BWL) programs are the recommended treatment for obesity, yet it is unknown whether these programs change one's ability to use self-control in food choices and what specific mechanisms support such change. Using experimental economics methods, we investigated whether changes in dietary behavior in individuals with obesity following BWL are driven by one or more of the following potential mechanisms: changes in the perception of the 1) health or 2) taste of food items, and/or 3) shifting decision weights for health versus taste attributes...
March 14, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303628/validating-a-chinese-version-of-the-weight-self-stigma-questionnaire-for-use-with-obese-adults
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Kuan Pin Lin, Mei Li Lee
BACKGROUND: Although weight-based stigmatization is pervasive in everyday life, a suitable measure of weight self-stigma is currently unavailable for the obese Chinese population. AIMS: The purpose of this study was to translate and test the psychometric properties of the Weight Self-stigma Questionnaire into Chinese (C-WSSQ) for use with obese Chinese people. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 156 overweight or obese adults...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300378/comparison-of-linear-and-nonlinear-programming-approaches-for-worst-case-dose-and-minmax-robust-optimization-of-intensity-modulated-proton-therapy-dose-distributions
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Maryam Zaghian, Wenhua Cao, Wei Liu, Laleh Kardar, Sharmalee Randeniya, Radhe Mohan, Gino Lim
Robust optimization of intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT) takes uncertainties into account during spot weight optimization and leads to dose distributions that are resilient to uncertainties. Previous studies demonstrated benefits of linear programming (LP) for IMPT in terms of delivery efficiency by considerably reducing the number of spots required for the same quality of plans. However, a reduction in the number of spots may lead to loss of robustness. The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the performance in terms of plan quality and robustness of two robust optimization approaches using LP and nonlinear programming (NLP) models...
March 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298264/ecological-momentary-assessment-in-behavioral-research-addressing-technological-and-human-participant-challenges
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Lora E Burke, Saul Shiffman, Edvin Music, Mindi A Styn, Andrea Kriska, Asim Smailagic, Daniel Siewiorek, Linda J Ewing, Eileen Chasens, Brian French, Juliet Mancino, Dara Mendez, Patrick Strollo, Stephen L Rathbun
BACKGROUND: Ecological momentary assessment (EMA) assesses individuals' current experiences, behaviors, and moods as they occur in real time and in their natural environment. EMA studies, particularly those of longer duration, are complex and require an infrastructure to support the data flow and monitoring of EMA completion. OBJECTIVE: Our objective is to provide a practical guide to developing and implementing an EMA study, with a focus on the methods and logistics of conducting such a study...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294985/effects-of-a-diet-based-weight-reducing-program-with-probiotic-supplementation-on-satiety-efficiency-eating-behaviour-traits-and-psychosocial-behaviours-in-obese-individuals
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Marina Sanchez, Christian Darimont, Shirin Panahi, Vicky Drapeau, André Marette, Valerie H Taylor, Jean Doré, Angelo Tremblay
This study evaluated the impact of probiotic supplementation (Lactobacillus rhamnosus CGMCC1.3724 (LPR)) on appetite sensations and eating behaviors in the context of a weight-reducing program. Obese men (n = 45) and women (n = 60) participated in a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial that included a 12-week weight loss period (Phase 1) based on moderate energy restriction, followed by 12 weeks of weight maintenance (Phase 2). During the two phases of the program, each subject consumed two capsules per day of either a placebo or a LPR formulation (10 mg of LPR equivalent to 1...
March 15, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292404/gastric-plication
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REVIEW
Nitin Kumar
Endoscopic gastric plication techniques are effective for weight loss. These procedures offer the potential for higher efficacy than conservative modalities, such as medications and lifestyle modifications, and lower invasiveness than bariatric surgery. Gastric plication techniques include endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, primary obesity surgery endolumenal, transoral gastroplasty, and plication with the Articulating Endoscopic Circular (ACE) stapler. Currently, primary obesity surgery endolumenal is under review by the US Food and Drug Administration, and endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is gaining acceptance...
April 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292205/not-taking-the-easy-way-out-reframing-bariatric-surgery-from-low-effort-weight-loss-to-hard-work
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Sarah Trainer, Alexandra Brewis, Amber Wutich
Cultural notions equating greater morality and virtue with hard work and productive output are deeply embedded in American value systems. This is exemplified in how people understand and execute personal body projects, including efforts to become slim. Bariatric surgery is commonly viewed as a 'low-effort' means of losing weight, and individuals who opt for this surgery are often perceived to be 'cheating.' This extended ethnographic study within one bariatric program in the Southwestern United States shows how patients conscientiously perform this productivity...
April 2017: Anthropology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286988/exercise-and-nutritional-approaches-to-prevent-frail-bones-falls-and-fractures-an-update
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REVIEW
R M Daly
Osteoporosis (low bone strength) and sarcopenia (low muscle mass, strength and/or impaired function) often co-exist (hence the term 'sarco-osteoporosis') and have similar health consequences with regard to disability, falls, frailty and fractures. Exercise and adequate nutrition, particularly with regard to vitamin D, calcium and protein, are key lifestyle approaches that can simultaneously optimize bone, muscle and functional outcomes in older people, if they are individually tailored and appropriately prescribed in terms of the type and dose...
April 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286039/impact-of-spanish-language-information-sessions-on-spanish-speaking-patients-seeking-bariatric-surgery
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Allison N Martin, Miguel Marino, Marie Killerby, Liliana Rosselli-Risal, Kellene A Isom, Malcolm K Robinson
BACKGROUND: Bariatric centers frequently provide preoperative educational programs to inform patients about the risks and benefits of weight loss surgery. However, most programs are conducted in English, which may create barriers to effective treatment and access to care for non-English speaking populations. To address this concern, we instituted a comprehensive Spanish-language education program consisting of preoperative information and group nutrition classes conducted entirely in, and supported with Spanish-language materials...
January 11, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285749/evaluation-of-a-commercially-delivered-weight-management-program-for-adolescents
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Maxine P Bonham, Aimee L Dordevic, Robert S Ware, Leah Brennan, Helen Truby
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a commercially available, structured short-term weight management program designed for adolescents with obesity delivered by nonhealth professionals. STUDY DESIGN: A multisite parallel-group randomized controlled trial was conducted to evaluate a commercial 12-week lifestyle behavioral program in commercial weight management centers in Australia. Eligible participants (13-17 years, body mass index (BMI) z score ≥1.282 with no presenting morbidities) were randomized (n = 88) to intervention or wait-list, and the program was delivered by consultants at participating weight management centers...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285470/the-effect-of-a-muscle-weight-bearing-and-aerobic-exercise-program-on-the-body-composition-muscular-strength-biochemical-markers-and-bone-mass-of-obese-patients-who-have-undergone-gastric-bypass-surgery
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Luciana Campanha-Versiani, Danielle Aparecida Gomes Pereira, Giane Amorim Ribeiro-Samora, Adauto Versiani Ramos, Maria Fatima H de Sander Diniz, Luiz Armando De Marco, Maria Marta Sarquis Soares
BACKGROUND: The effect of an exercise program on the body composition, muscular strength (MS), biochemical markers, and bone mineral density (BMD) of individuals undergoing gastric bypass is unclear. We assessed lean mass (LM), MS, bone remodeling markers, and BMD before and after supervised weight-bearing and aerobic exercise training in obese patients who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). METHODS: This study included 37 obese patients (81.1% women, mean age 38...
March 11, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284569/predictors-of-preoperative-weight-loss-achievement-in-adult-bariatric-surgery-candidates-while-following-a-low-calorie-diet-for-4-weeks
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Deborah A Hutcheon, Laura D Byham-Gray, Andrea Fleisch Marcus, John D Scott, Megan Miller
BACKGROUND: Achieving program-mandated preoperative weight loss poses a challenge for many bariatric surgery candidates. No systematic method exists to identify at-risk patients early in preoperative care. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to explore predictors of preoperative weight loss achievement and to develop a treatment algorithm for guiding clinical decision-making. SETTING: Greenville Health System, South Carolina. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted for 378 patients who followed a program-mandated low-calorie diet (LCD) for 4 weeks to achieve≥8% excess weight loss (EWL)...
December 29, 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281136/ecological-momentary-assessment-of-dietary-lapses-across-behavioral-weight-loss-treatment-characteristics-predictors-and-relationships-with-weight-change
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Evan M Forman, Leah M Schumacher, Ross Crosby, Stephanie M Manasse, Stephanie P Goldstein, Meghan L Butryn, Emily P Wyckoff, J Graham Thomas
BACKGROUND: Adherence to dietary prescriptions is critical for successful weight loss and weight loss maintenance. However, research on specific instances of inadherence (lapses) is limited, and findings regarding the frequency, nature, and causes of lapses are mixed. Additionally, no studies have examined lapses over the course of a weight loss program. PURPOSE: In the context of a reduced calorie diet prescribed as part of a behavioral treatment, we aimed to characterize lapse occurrence, examine lapse frequency across treatment, examine predictors of lapses, and assess the relationship between lapses and weight loss...
March 9, 2017: Annals of Behavioral Medicine: a Publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine
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