obesity treatment


Medium chain fatty acid metabolism and energy expenditure: obesity treatment implications
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Fatty acids undergo different metabolic fates depending on their chain length and degree of satumtion. The purpose of this review is to examine the metabolic handling of medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) with specific reference to intermediary metabolism and postprandial and

Behavioral treatment for obesity
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Behavioral weight loss (BWL) treatment has as its primary goals the modification of peoples eating habits and level of physical activity. The emphasis is on changing behavior to restrict caloric consumption and increase energy expenditure through physical exercise, thereby

The Asia-Pacific perspective: redefining obesity and its treatment
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The prevalence and incidence of obesity are increasing rapidly in both developed and developing countries in the Western Pacific Region of the World Health Crganization. This has led to an increase in obesity -related morbidity which has imposed a heavy burden on

Meta-analysis: pharmacologic treatment of obesity
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Background: In response to the increase in obesity , pharmacologic treatments for weight loss have become more numerous and more commonly used. Purpose: To assess the efficacy and safety of weight loss medications approved by the US Food and Drug

[RETRACTION] Translational research into gut microbiota: new horizons in obesity treatment
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Abstract new horizons in obesity treatment . Arq Bras Endocrinol Metab

Behavioral approaches to the treatment of obesity
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COMPONENTS OF A BEHAVIORAL WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM Lifestyle programs are designed to help patients lose 1 2 pounds per week resulting in a 5 10% weight loss by 6 months. Subsequent efforts are focused on maintaining the weight loss or if desired, losing

Predictors of psychological well-being during behavioral obesity treatment in women
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This study examined the association of autonomy-related variables, including exercise motivation, with psychological well-being and quality of life, during obesity treatment . Middle- aged overweight/obese women (𝑛= 239) participated in a 1-year behavioral program and

Utility of accelerometers to measure physical activity in children attending an obesity treatment intervention
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Objectives. To investigate the use of accelerometers to monitor change in physical activity in a childhood obesity treatment intervention. Methods. 28 children aged 7 13 taking part in Families for Health were asked to wear an accelerometer (Actigraph) for 7-days, and

The prevention and treatment of obesity : application to type 2 diabetes
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Type 2 diabetes, or non-insulin-depen-dent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), accounts for 90-95% of the 16 million cases of diabetes in the US today (1). As many as 90% of individuals with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese (2). However, not all individuals with type 2

Clinical guidelines on the identification, evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults
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A Strong evidence: Evidence from welldesigned randomized controlled trials (or trials that depart only minimally from randomization) that provides a consistent pattern of findings. B Suggestive evidence (from randomized studies): Evidence as in A, but involving a smaller

Surgical treatment of obesity
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METHODS Operations systematically performed to achieve weight loss first appeared in the early 1950s, initially as removal of long segments of small bowel, subsequently as bypass of even longer intestinal segments excluded from the nutrient stream but available for

Treatment of mild to moderate obesity with laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding or an intensive medical program: a randomized trial
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Background: Obesity is a major, growing health problem. Observational studies suggest that bariatric surgery is more effective than nonsurgical therapy, but no randomized, controlled trials have confirmed this. Objective: To ascertain whether surgical therapy for obesity

Energy metabolism of adipose tissue-physiological aspects and target in obesity treatment
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Body fat content is controlled, at least in part, by energy charge of adipocytes. In vitro studies indicated that lipogenesis as well as lipolysis depend on cellular ATP levels. Respiratory uncoupling may, through the depression of ATP synthesis, control lipid metabolism of

Metformin and Carbohydrate-Modified Diet: A Novel Obesity Treatment Protocol
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TABLE 1 Baseline clinical characteristics of two study groups by weight range category Group Drug treatment for obesity has been tarnished by a number of unfortunate problems . Since the introduction of thyroid hormone to treat obesity in 1893, almost every drug that has been tried in obese patients has led to undesirable outcomes that have resulted in their

Obesity treatment in primary care are we there yet
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The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends that clinicians arrange for their obese patients to receive intensive, multicomponent behavioral weight-loss counseling. 1 However, less than 50% of primary care physicians (PCPs) report that they consistently Intragastric balloon robot is a less-invasive and effective method for morbid obesity treatment . Traditional balloon robots need insertion tools and endoscopes for placement and removal of balloons in stomach, which may cause complications such as nausea and

Combined leptin actions on adipose tissue and hypothalamus are required to deplete adipocyte fat in lean rats: implications for obesity treatment
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Intense hyperleptinemia completely depletes adipocyte fat of normal rats within 14 days. To determine the mechanism, epididymal fat pads from normal wild-type (+/+) and obese (fa/fa) Zucker Diabetic Fatty (ZDF) donor rats were transplanted into
normal+/+ and fa/fa ZDF

The role of Chromium III in the organism and its possible use in diabetes and obesity treatment
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Introduction. Diabetes and obesity are diseases characterized by their increasing incidence every year. When comparing with healthy subjects, the serum levels of chromium (Cr) are lowered in these two diseases. Several studies conducted in laboratory animals with

Evidence for resistance training as a treatment therapy in obesity
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Over the last decade, investigators have paid increasing attention to the effects of resistance training (RT) on several metabolic syndrome variables. Evidence suggests that skeletal muscle is responsible for up to 40% of individuals total body weight and may be influential