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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107315/weight-management-perception-interest-and-preferences-in-adult-cancer-survivors%C3%A2
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Fang Fang Zhang, Susan Meagher, Susan Koch-Weser, Mary Singer, Geetika Dhaundiyal, John Erban, Edward Saltzman
BACKGROUND: Obesity in cancer survivors has been recognized as a growing crisis in cancer care, but cancer survivors may not perceive weight status as important and may not be motivated to manage weight. 
. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to evaluate survivors' perception, interest, and preferences for weight management and to identify characteristics that may affect attitudes toward weight management. 
. METHODS: This cross-sectional survey assessed cancer survivors' attitudes toward weight management with patients attending oncology outpatient clinics at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106781/family-food-providers-perceptions-of-the-causes-of-obesity-and-effectiveness-of-weight-control-strategies-in-five-countries-in-the-asia-pacific-region-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Anthony Worsley, Wei Wang, Rani Sarmugam, Quynh Pham, Judhiastuty Februhartanty, Stacey Ridley
The rise of the middle classes in developing countries and the associated epidemiological transition raises the importance of assessing this population group's awareness of the causes of obesity and effective weight control strategies in order to develop effective health promotion strategies. The study aimed to examine the perceptions of the causes of obesity and weight control strategies held by middle class household food providers in Melbourne, Singapore, Shanghai, Indonesia and Vietnam. An online survey was conducted in late 2013, early 2014 among 3945 respondents...
January 18, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093906/floating-and-sinking-of-a-pair-of-spheres-at-a-liquid-fluid-interface
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Himantha Cooray, Pietro Cicuta, Dominic Vella
Spheres floating at liquid--fluid interfaces cause interfacial deformations such that their weight is balanced by the resultant forces of surface tension and hydrostatic pressure, whilst also satisfying a contact angle condition. Determining the meniscus shape around several floating spheres is a complicated problem because the vertical locations of the spheres and the horizontal projections of the three--phase contact lines are not known a priori. Here, a new computational algorithm is developed to simultaneously satisfy the nonlinear Laplace--Young equation for the meniscus shape, the vertical force balance, and the geometric properties of the spheres...
January 17, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093378/factors-associated-with-weight-change-in-online-weight-management-communities-a-case-study-in-the-loseit-reddit-community
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Gisele Lobo Pappa, Tiago Oliveira Cunha, Paulo Viana Bicalho, Antonio Ribeiro, Ana Paula Couto Silva, Wagner Meira, Alline Maria Rezende Beleigoli
BACKGROUND: Recent research has shown that of the 72% of American Internet users who have looked for health information online, 22% have searched for help to lose or control weight. This demand for information has given rise to many online weight management communities, where users support one another throughout their weight loss process. Whether and how user engagement in online communities relates to weight change is not totally understood. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the activity behavior and analyze the semantic content of the messages of active users in LoseIt (r/loseit), a weight management community of the online social network Reddit...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090472/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-the-weight-loss-during-hospitalization-in-children-a-single-korean-children-s-hospital-experience
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Eun Ha Hwang, Jae Hong Park, Peter Chun, Yeoun Joo Lee
PURPOSE: Undernutrition during hospitalization increases the risk of nosocomial infection and lengthens the disease courses. The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk factors of weight loss during hospitalization in children. METHODS: All the patients who were admitted in general wards between April and May 2014 were enrolled. Patients aged >18 years and discharged within 2 days were excluded. Weight loss during hospitalization was defined as a decrease in body weight of >2% in 8 hospital days or on the day of discharge...
December 2016: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090340/recruitment-and-retention-for-a-weight-loss-maintenance-trial-involving-weight-loss-prior-to-randomization
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C I Voils, J M Grubber, M A McVay, M K Olsen, J Bolton, J M Gierisch, S S Taylor, M L Maciejewski, W S Yancy
OBJECTIVE: A weight loss maintenance trial involving weight loss prior to randomization is challenging to implement due to the potential for dropout and insufficient weight loss. We examined rates and correlates of non-initiation, dropout, and insufficient weight loss during a weight loss maintenance trial. METHODS: The MAINTAIN trial involved a 16-week weight loss program followed by randomization among participants losing at least 4 kg. Psychosocial measures were administered during a screening visit...
December 2016: Obesity Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089929/impact-of-immobilizing-of-low-molecular-weight-hyaluronic-acid-within-gelatin-based-hydrogel-through-enzymatic-reaction-on-behavior-of-enclosed-endothelial-cells
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Mehdi Khanmohammadi, Shinji Sakai, Masahito Taya
The hydrogels having the ability to promote migration and morphogenesis of endothelial cells (ECs) are useful for fabricating vascularized dense tissues in vitro. The present study explores the immobilization of low molecular weight hyaluronic acid (LMWHA) derivative within gelatin-based hydrogel to stimulate migration of ECs. The LMWHA derivative possessing phenolic hydroxyl moieties (LMWHA-Ph) was bound to gelatin-based derivative hydrogel through the horseradish peroxidase-catalyzed reaction. The motility of ECs was analyzed by scratch migration assay and microparticle-based cell migration assay...
January 12, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079977/psychosocial-changes-as-correlates-of-weight-regain-vs-continued-loss-within-2-year-trials-of-a-self-regulation-focused-community-based-intervention
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J J Annesi, N Mareno
Although health-enhancing weight reductions are associated with behavioural treatments initially, a trajectory towards full regain typically begins within 6-9 months. Women with obesity (body mass index = 30-40 kg m(-2) ) who lost at least 3% of their baseline weight within two trials of a new cognitive-behavioural treatment incorporating physical activity prior to changes in eating behaviours, and either regained ≥50% of that weight over 2 years (Regain group, n=32) or continued to lose weight (ContinuedLoss group, n = 34), were assessed from months 6 to 24 on changes in weight-loss behaviours and psychosocial predictors of those behaviours derived from established behavioural theories...
January 12, 2017: Clinical Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075285/narcolepsy-drug-could-help-food-addicts-lose-weight
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A drug used to treat the sleep disorder narcolepsy could help people addicted to food to lose weight, say UK researchers.
January 11, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063513/associations-between-yoga-meditation-use-body-satisfaction-and-weight-management-methods-results-of-a-national-cross-sectional-survey-of-8009-australian-women
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Romy Lauche, David Sibbritt, Thomas Ostermann, Nicholas R Fuller, Jon Adams, Holger Cramer
OBJECTIVES: To analyze whether yoga or meditation use is associated with body (dis)satisfaction and weight control methods in Australian women. METHODS: Women ages 34 to 39 y from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health were surveyed regarding body satisfaction, weight control behaviors, and yoga and meditation practice. Associations of body satisfaction and weight control methods with yoga/meditation practice were analyzed using chi-squared tests and multiple logistic regression modelling...
February 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060948/weight-loss-and-mortality-in-overweight-and-obese-cancer-survivors-a-systematic-review
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Sarah E Jackson, Malgorzata Heinrich, Rebecca J Beeken, Jane Wardle
BACKGROUND: Excess adiposity is a risk factor for poorer cancer survival, but there is uncertainty over whether losing weight reduces the risk. We conducted a critical review of the literature examining weight loss and mortality in overweight or obese cancer survivors. METHODS: We systematically searched PubMed and EMBASE for articles reporting associations between weight loss and mortality (cancer-specific or all-cause) in overweight/obese patients with obesity-related cancers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060581/face-to-face-and-online-networks-college-students-experiences-in-a-weight-loss-trial
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Gina Merchant, Nadir Weibel, Laura Pina, William G Griswold, James H Fowler, Guadalupe X Ayala, Linda C Gallo, James Hollan, Kevin Patrick
This study aimed to understand how college students participating in a 2-year randomized controlled trial (Project SMART: Social and Mobile Approach to Reduce Weight; N = 404) engaged their social networks and used social and mobile technologies to try and lose weight. Participants in the present study (n = 20 treatment, n = 18 control) were approached after a measurement visit and administered semi-structured interviews. Interviews were analyzed using principles from grounded theory. Treatment group participants appreciated the timely support provided by the study and the integration of content across multiple technologies...
January 2017: Journal of Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056429/weight-change-after-initiation-of-oral-hypoglycemic-monotherapy-for-diabetes-predicts-5-year-mortality-an-observational-study
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Beverly M Kocarnik, Kathryn P Moore, Nicholas L Smith, Edward J Boyko
PURPOSE: To investigate whether weight change in the first year after initiating an oral hypoglycemic agent (OHA) for type 2 diabetes treatment is associated with mortality in a national cohort. PROCEDURES: We prospectively followed Veterans Health Administration patients with type 2 diabetes initiating treatment with an OHA and not receiving any other diabetes pharmacotherapy for at least one year. Information on OHAs, weight, co-morbidities, other medications, demographics, and laboratory measurements was obtained from electronic medical records...
December 5, 2016: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052576/pre-operative-oral-nutritional-supplementation-with-dietary-advice-versus-dietary-advice-alone-in-weight-losing-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-single-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sorrel T Burden, Debra J Gibson, Simon Lal, James Hill, Mark Pilling, Mattias Soop, Aswatha Ramesh, Chris Todd
BACKGROUND: Pre-operative weight loss has been consistently associated with increased post-operative morbidity. The study aims to determine if pre-operative oral nutritional supplements (ONSs) with dietary advice reduce post-operative complications. METHODS: Single-blinded randomized controlled trial. People with colorectal cancer scheduled for surgery with pre-operative weight loss >1 kg/3-6 months were randomized by using stratified blocks (1:1 ratio) in six hospitals (1 November 2013-28 February 2015)...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051929/increased-blood-levels-of-persistent-organic-pollutants-pop-in-obese-individuals-after-weight-loss-a-review
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Aina Jansen, Jan L Lyche, Anuschka Polder, Jan Aaseth, Marit Aralt Skaug
Lipophilic persistent organic pollutants (POP) are stored in adipose tissue. Following rapid weight loss such as when induced by bariatric surgery, an increased release of potential harmful lipophilic compounds into the blood circulation may occur. Weight reduction is recommended for overweight and obese individuals in order to decrease risk of weight-related health problems. However, in cases of significant weight reduction POP become mobilized chemicals and consequently may adversely affect health, including endocrine disruption...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part B, Critical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051892/what-is-the-role-of-bariatric-surgery-in-the-management-of-obesity
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E Panteliou, A D Miras
Diet, exercise, cognitive behavioral therapy and pharmacotherapy are some of the means of assisting patients to lose weight, with bariatric surgery being the most effective. Over the last two decades, the increased awareness of the systemic benefits of bariatric surgery, as well as the improved safety and the wider use of the laparoscopic approach, has made bariatric surgery flourish. In the United Kingdom, the adjustable gastric band (10%), vertical sleeve gastrectomy (37%) and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (45%) are the three most common procedures...
January 4, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047780/we-fg-207b-04-noise-suppression-for-energy-resolved-ct-via-variance-weighted-non-local-filtration
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J Harms, L Zhu
PURPOSE: The photon starvation problem is exacerbated in energy-resolved CT, since the detected photons are shared by multiple energy channels. Using pixel similarity-based non-local filtration, we aim to produce accurate and high-resolution energy-resolved CT images with significantly reduced noise. METHODS: Averaging CT images reconstructed from different energy channels reduces noise at the price of losing spectral information, while conventional denoising techniques inevitably degrade image resolution...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040281/the-effects-of-a-lifestyle-intervention-program-on-physical-outcomes-depression-and-quality-of-life-in-adults-with-metabolic-syndrome-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Qun Wang, Sek Ying Chair, Eliza Mi-Ling Wong
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Lifestyle modification is recommended as the primary intervention for metabolic syndrome (MetS). The study was to examine the effects of a lifestyle intervention program (LIP) on physical outcomes, depression, and quality of life (QoL) in Chinese adults with MetS. METHODS: A randomized control trial design was used. A three-month LIP guided by the Health Promotion Model was developed, including a lifestyle modification booklet, one session of discharge education, and six telephone follow-ups...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034698/laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-on-a-morbidly-obese-patient-with-situs-inversus-totalis-a-case-study-and-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Mehmet Aziret, Kerem Karaman, Metin Ercan, Erdal Birol Bostancı, Musa Akoğlu
INTRODUCTION: Situs inversus totalis (SIT) is a condition where the internal organs or organ systems are located contra-laterally to the norm, forming a mirror image. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is an effective bariatric procedure that has become more common over the last two decades. We report on a morbidly obese patient with SIT who underwent a successful LSG. CASE REPORT: A 54-year-old female morbidly obese patient (136k; 167cm; body mass index (BMI): 48kg/m(2)) was admitted for bariatric surgery...
December 26, 2016: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027980/assessment-of-the-carcinogenic-potential-of-high-intense-sweeteners-through-the-test-for-detection-of-epithelial-tumor-clones-warts-in-drosophila-melanogaster
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Mirley Alves Vasconcelos, Priscila Capelari Orsolin, Rosiane Gomes Silva-Oliveira, Júlio César Nepomuceno, Mário Antônio Spanó
High intensity-sweeteners (HIS) are natural or synthetic substances, sweeter than sugar, providing sweetness without calories. Sweeteners are mainly used as an aid in losing weight, preventing obesity and controlling blood sugar levels for diabetics. The objective of this study was to evaluate the carcinogenic potential of the sweeteners aspartame, sucralose, sodium saccharin and steviol glycoside, using the test for detection of epithelial tumor clones in Drosophila melanogaster. Larvae of 72 ± 4h, obtained from wts/TM3 female mated with mwh/mwh males, were treated for approximately 48h with different concentrations of aspartame (0...
December 24, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
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