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Nutrients and Exercise Affect Tumor Development
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974751

May 27th, 2022 - MADRID, Spain — Researchers discussed an update on the latest evidence regarding the cancer-lifestyle link as part of the Precision Health session: Oncology, held during the 7th International Congress of the Spanish Society of Precision Health (SESAP). The role that certain nutrients can have on tumor development was analyzed, along with the most recent data justifying the idea that the prescri...

ESG's Cardiometabolic Benefits Last 5 Years
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974768

May 27th, 2022 - SAN DIEGO – Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) led to sustained weight loss and a reduction of cardiometabolic syndrome comorbidities at 5 years, according to a new retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. Dr Donevan Westerveld Improved cardiometabolic outcomes following bariatric surgery have been well documented, but ESG is relatively new, so its outcomes haven't been as well...

A Latinx Patient in Severe Pain
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974437

May 26th, 2022 - To focus on issues of pain management in primary care, this month I'm presenting a clinical scenario involving a woman with acute pain. I'll tell you what I plan to do, but I'm most interested in crowdsourcing a response from all of you to collectively determine best practice. So please answer the polling question and contribute your thoughts in the comments, whether you agree or disagree. The ...

'Cool' Way of Eradicating Fat Has Potential for Treating Several Medical Conditions
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974672

May 26th, 2022 - SAN DIEGO – During her third year in the combined Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital dermatology residency program in 2011, Lilit Garibyan, MD, PhD, attended a lecture presented by R. Rox Anderson, MD, director of the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at MGH. He described the concept of selective cryolipolysis – the method of removing fat by topical cooling that eventually led to the method ...

Why Is Long-Term Weight Loss So Difficult? It's Biology, Not Willpower!
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974209

May 25th, 2022 - It's an all-too-common story. A patient loses weight after changing his or her diet and physical activity. Donna Ryan Comprehensive lifestyle intervention (behavior changes around diet and physical activity) is foundational to weight loss efforts, including perhaps the addition of drugs, devices, or surgery. These interventions have been shown to produce weight loss associated with many health ...

Experts Endorse Plant-Based Diet for Type 2 Diabetes Remission
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974591

May 25th, 2022 - Many adults can achieve remission of type 2 diabetes with a primary intervention consisting of a diet that emphasizes whole, plant-based foods, according to a new publication from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM). The document was developed to assist clinicians treating adults with type 2 diabetes, with the goal of remission using diet as a primary intervention. A panel of 15 e...

Vascular Risk Factors for Dementia Vary With Age
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974601

May 25th, 2022 - Vascular risk factors for dementia vary with age, new research suggests. New data from the Framingham Heart Study show that high systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diabetes are the most important vascular risk factors for increased 10-year incident dementia at age 55, whereas heart disease was identified as a more important risk factor for dementia at age 65. These findings, researchers note, hi...

Finding 'Bright Lights': Why Family Physician Continues to Love Practicing Mid-Career
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974532

May 24th, 2022 - A few years ago I tracked down my medical school interviewer to thank him for giving me the opportunity to do what I felt I was called to do. I was surprised that, after 15 years, he actually remembered me and remembered details like walking to the courtyard to meet my father who'd driven me to the interview. Dr Angie Neison Gratitude throughout my career has grounded me in moments of hardship ...

'Almost Like Malpractice': To Shed Bias, Doctors Get Schooled to Look Beyond Obesity
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974535

May 24th, 2022 - When Melissa Boughton complained to her OB-GYN about dull pelvic pain, the doctor responded by asking about her diet and exercise habits. The question seemed irrelevant, considering the type of pain she was having, Boughton thought at the time. But it wasn't unusual coming from this doctor. "Every time I was in there, she'd talk about diet and exercise," said Boughton, who is 34 and lives in Du...

Obesity Surgery Technique Uses Magnets in the Duodenum
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974508

May 24th, 2022 - BRUSSELS — In the face of ever-increasing demand, surgical techniques enabling 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 University Hospital, and foundin...

Fewer Teens Giving Birth, but Cases Are More Complex
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974457

May 23rd, 2022 - Debra Katz, CNM, has noticed a shift in the number of teenagers coming to the teen obstetrics program at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey. A decade ago, about 30 adolescents gave birth in a given month; now, that figure is closer to 20, said Katz, chief of the nurse midwifery service at the center. Katz's observations mirror a national trend: The rate of teen births is fallin...

Many Americans Missing an Opportunity to Prevent Dementia
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974341

May 20th, 2022 - Nearly half of all US adults aged 45 and older have modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD), including hypertension, low levels of physical activity, and obesity, new research shows. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that among nearly 162,000 adults aged 45 and older who were surveyed in 2019 as part of the Behavioral Ris...

Erectile Dysfunction in Diabetes May Be Underestimated
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974357

May 20th, 2022 - The chance of men developing erectile function disorders increases as they get older. Diabetes mellitus can increase the risk of erectile dysfunction further. In a study of 351 men who had recently received a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus, scientists from the German Diabetes Center (DDZ) in Düsseldorf found that erectile dysfunction also occurs in men who have just developed diabetes and that ...

Tirzepatide's Retail Price Set at About $12,666 Per Year
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974390

May 20th, 2022 - Tirzepatide (Mounjaro) — the new twincretin approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes — was priced by Lilly, the company that will market the drug, at a list price of $974.33 for four weekly doses regardless of dose size, a cost that adds up to about $12,666 per year, according to a statement made on May 20 by a Lilly spokesperso...

Could New Therapy for Food 'Cues' Improve Weight Loss?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974246

May 19th, 2022 - An intensive 1-year behavior therapy program aimed at changing a person's response to food "cues" might help people with obesity lose a modest amount of weight, a randomized clinical trial suggests. "Patients who are food-cue sensitive often feel out of control with their eating; they cannot resist food and/or cannot stop thinking about food," said lead author Kerri N. Boutelle, PhD. "Behaviora...

Environmental Health Is Going to Get Very Personal
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974010

May 19th, 2022 - Raghu G. Mirmira, MD, PhD Earth Day 2022 has come — and gone. Gone, because the day has passed, and for many, so has the message. Earth Day is a call to action not just for a day but for a lifetime. If you reflect on the awful global events that we've witnessed in recent years — cataclysmic floods, wildfires, extreme heat waves, melting of polar ice — you're probably thinking that governments n...

Fast Five Quiz: Knee Osteoarthritis Presentation and Diagnosis
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/973332

May 18th, 2022 - Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disorder typically involving the knees, hips, and hand joints and affects approximately 240 million people worldwide. Knee OA is characterized by chronic pain and functional disability leading to substantial cost and mortality. The incidence of OA increases with age and is often associated with comorbidities; nearly 30% of individuals > 45 years of ag...

Better Ways to Sustain Weight Loss in Type 2 Diabetes
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/963276

May 18th, 2022 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. Silvio Inzucchi, MD: Welcome to Medscape InDiscussion. I'm Dr Silvio Inzucchi, and today we're talking about obesity and type 2 diabetes. It's a long-standing concern, but one with a great deal of potential for success on the horizon, which we'll talk about very shortly. First, let me introduce my guest, who is an obesity expert and a colleague of mi...

Fast Five Quiz: Knee Osteoarthritis Presentation and Diagnosis
https://reference.medscape.com/viewarticle/973332

May 18th, 2022 - Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disorder typically involving the knees, hips, and hand joints and affects approximately 240 million people worldwide. Knee OA is characterized by chronic pain and functional disability leading to substantial cost and mortality. The incidence of OA increases with age and is often associated with comorbidities; nearly 30% of individuals > 45 years of ag...

Fast Five Quiz: Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity and Weight Management
https://reference.medscape.com/viewarticle/970505

May 16th, 2022 - An increase in the worldwide prevalence of obesity has led to the simultaneous increase in type 2 diabetes. This condition is one of the fastest-growing chronic diseases, affecting > 462 million individuals worldwide. Obesity is a modifiable risk factor in the development and progression of diabetes with strong and consistent evidence that weight loss can have a disease-modifying effect. In add...