Do You Consider Medications to Treat Obesity?

Robert F. Kushner, MD Do you consider using medications when treating patients for obesity? If you answered no, it’s time to make a change in your practice. Our current understanding of obesity as a chronic, progressive, and relapsing disease, just like type 2 diabetes, is useful in making the mindset shift toward a medical treatment … Read more

New Incretin Co-agonists Could Change Obesity Therapy

Pharmacotherapy against obesity has a poor image in Germany. “Even truly effective medications, such as GLP-1 receptor agonist liraglutide, are only taken by a few thousand people,” reported Matthias Blüher, MD, member of the board of the German Obesity Society, at the Diabetes Congress in Berlin. Potent GLP-1 receptor agonists, as well as dual and … Read more

Over the Past Decade, Person-First Language Was Used in Only About Half of Diabetes-Focused Articles and Fewer than 1% of Obesity Articles, Finds New Study | News

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun 5, 2022– Gelesis (NYSE: GLS), the maker of Plenity for weight management, presenting new findings about the role of language in obesity and diabetes scientific literature at the American Diabetes Association’s annual conference. The study sought to understand the extent to which person-first language, or language that identifies people as people as individuals … Read more

Microbiota Transplantation Demonstrates How Gut Bacteria Contributes to Weight Loss and Beneficial Metabolic Effects with Gelesis’ Proprietary Hydrogel | Business

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun 4, 2022– Gelesis (NYSE: GLS), the maker of Plenity for weight management, presenting new preclinical data showing weight loss and additional metabolic benefits in mice receiving a microbiota treated from another group of mice, transplant with one of the company’s proprietary hydrogels. These metabolic benefits occurred while both groups of mice, the donors … Read more

Royal Canin to address pet obesity in UK with new partnership

TELFORD, UNITED KINGDOM — The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA), a veterinary nonprofit organization in the United Kingdom, has partnered with Royal Canin to address the pet obesity crisis in the United Kingdom. “Diet and nutrition have a huge impact on our four-legged friends’ overall physical and mental wellbeing,” said Lynne James, veterinary communications … Read more

The Worldwide Weight Management Industry is Expected to

Dublin, May 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Weight Management Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Function (Diet, Fitness Equipment, Surgical Equipment, Services), by Region (APAC, North America) and Segment Forecasts, 2022-2030” report has been added to’s offering. The global weight management market size is expected to reach USD 298.6 billion by … Read more

Exercise, Good Sleep Help Maintain Weight Loss in Obesity

Exercise improves sleep, and together, the two help maintain weight loss in people with obesity, shows a new analysis. “Our results show that there are a lot of variables that impact the regain of lost weight,” said Signe Torekov, PhD, from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, who presented the findings at the European Congress on … Read more

Obesity Surgery Technique Uses Magnets in the Duodenum

BRUSSELS — In the face of ever-increasing demand, surgical techniques resulting in significant weight loss are on the rise. It is simpler and less invasive to perform anastomosis by compression with two magnets, said Guy-Bernard Cadière, MD, professor of surgery at the Free University of Brussels, senior consultant in the Digestive Surgery Department at Saint-Pierre … Read more

Obesity in Type 1 Diabetes: A Two-Way Road Filled With Potholes

Obesity in people with type 1 diabetes hasn’t been a focus of research or clinical management in the past, but experts in the United States and Europe now recognize it as a unique problem and are beginning to take a closer look at options for prevention and management. Bart Van der Schueren, MD, PhD, of … Read more

RCT supports plantarum probiotic’s anti-obesity effects

Twelve weeks of supplementation with Lactiplantibacillus plantarumsubsp. plantarum​ LMT1-48 (formerly known as Lactobacillus plantarumLMT1-48) also led to improvements in body mass index and insulin resistance in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial with 100 overweight volunteers. “Our data regarding the gut microbiota is largely in agreement with other studies showing that the gut microbiota play … Read more