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Patients who used the Obalon balloon system lost almost twice as much weight as patients who adopted diet, exercise and lifestyle changes, and they maintained their weight loss through 12 months, according to research presented at ObesityWeek.

source: Healio

"If all the patients that need bariatric surgery demanded it, they would bankrupt our health system." This is a jarring perspective from a primary care physician in leadership at a large, nonprofit health plan. He confirmed that they are quite successful guarding the floodgates...

source: ConscienHealth

Researchers say they have identified a potential pathway in our muscle tissue to improve the rate at which our bodies burn calories. The study is one of the first to explore the tie between genetics and calorie burn (or energy expenditure), a relatively new area of biological...

source: USAgNet

Endocrine Today has compiled a list of the top five news reports from ObesityWeek. Readers were interested in the effects of non-nutritive sweeteners, the effect of a diet coupled with physical activity and much more.

source: Healio

A survey presented at the ObesityWeek 2016 conference suggests that “lack of a formal diagnosis” is one of the major barriers to treatment of obesity. The second major roadblock is lack of insurance coverage for care associated with a diagnosis of obesity. Separate...

source: HealthCentral

ObesityWeek in New Orleans was a feast of new information and perspectives for people who devote their careers to understanding and solving the challenge of obesity. The highlights were many and different for every attendee. Here are ten for your consideration.

source: ConscienHealth

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