Tag: weight loss

1. The combination of liraglutide and lifestyle therapy was shown to significantly reduce body mass index (BMI) standard-deviation score compared to the placebo group. 2. The use of liraglutide as adjuvant therapy was shown to cause a higher frequency of gastrointestinal adverse events. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Obesity is a chronic...
1. The combination of liraglutide and lifestyle therapy was shown to significantly reduce body mass index (BMI) standard-deviation score compared to the placebo group. 2. The use of liraglutide as adjuvant therapy was shown to cause a higher frequency of gastrointestinal adverse events. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Obesity is...
1. Maintaining obesity across adulthood, gaining weight from young to middle adulthood, and losing weight from middle to late adulthood, are all associated with an increased risk of all-cause mortality among community-dwelling adults. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) While it is known that high body mass index (BMI) is associated with...
Gender differences in Twitter use and influence among health policy and health services researchers 1. Women’s voices on common social media platforms appear less influential and have less reach than their male counterparts in the health policy and health service research arena, suggesting that social media may re-enforce known gender...
1. Continued use of metformin beyond the randomized controlled trial was found to be predictive of long-term weight loss among participants who had lost at least 5 percent of their body weight during the first year of the trial. 2. The authors observed that older age and greater amount of...
1. In this randomized controlled trial, integrated behavioral weight loss treatment, problem-solving therapy, and as needed antidepressant treatment led to a modest reduction in depression symptoms and weight loss at 12 months compared to care as usual. 2. The intervention was successful in non-Hispanic white patients, women, and those older...
1. In this randomized controlled trial, integrated behavioral weight loss treatment, problem-solving therapy, and as needed antidepressant treatment led to a modest reduction in depression symptoms and weight loss at 12 months compared to care as usual. 2. The intervention was successful in non-Hispanic white patients, women, and those older...
1. In this study of family-based intervention for childhood obesity, a specialized intervention incorporating social facilitation and behavioral skills was associated with improved weight loss results compared to education alone. 2. Interventions implemented at a greater frequency and number were associated with improved weight loss compared to less frequent sessions. Evidence...
1. Based on this randomized clinical trial, alternate-day fasting did not yield different results with regards to weight loss, blood pressure, or lipid profiles compared to a typical, caloric-restriction strategy. 2. The alternate-day fasting strategy had significantly worse compliance compared to calorie restriction or control. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)        Study Rundown:...
1. After 56 weeks of a weight maintenance intervention program, researchers found that mean weight regain in the intervention group (0.75 kg) was lower than in the usual care group (2.36 kg) by a statistically significant amount. 2. This study suggests that a weight maintenance intervention program could help patients...