One in three Alzheimer, dementia cases tied to modifiable risk factors
May 11, 2022
Midlife obesity, physical inactivity and low education are three prominent modifiable risk factors tied to dementia, researchers say.
Obesity a major barrier to healthy aging among U.S. seniors, group contends
Mar 10, 2022
A new approach to obesity prevention and management is needed to help all older U.S. adults age in good health, according to a report from the National Council on Aging’s Obesity and Equitable Aging...
Obesity may increase end-stage kidney disease risk among those with type 2 diabetes
Feb 23, 2022
Higher body-mass index levels were associated with an increased risk of diabetic kidney disease and decreased kidney filtration rate levels in nearly 4,000 people with type 2 diabetes.
Telehealth programs benefit obese adults with knee OA
Nov 30, 2021
Education and exercise program, with and without dietary intervention, better than education only for knee osteoarthritis
Diabetes and obesity drugs reduce COVID-19 complications, analysis shows
Sep 28, 2021
Diabetes type 2 is linked to severe COVID-19 illness, but a type of drug used to improve glycemic control and weight loss may also reduce complications from the viral disease, a new study finds.
Rising obesity rates reflected in nursing homes; care challenges remain unmet, experts say
Sep 17, 2021
This newer bariatric population can present equipment needs and care challenges for staff that some nursing home operators are not yet prepared meet, industry observers and researchers say.
Diabetes drug turned weight loss med spurs cost-benefit concerns for docs
Aug 13, 2021
The high price tag and lack of coverage for high-performing anti-obesity drug Wegovy begs the question of what the benefits of weight loss are worth to insurers and patients.
Obesity with cardiometabolic abnormalities tied to cognitive decline
Aug 03, 2021
Poorer cognitive trajectories seen for Hispanics/Latinos with central obesity in presence of cardiometabolic abnormalities