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Early-onset asthma and wheezing may contribute to an increased risk of developing obesity later in childhood

Asthma May Raise Obesity Risk Later in Childhood

3- to 4-year-olds with active asthma, wheezing have increased risk of obesity by age 8
In adults with moderate obesity and either impaired glucose tolerance or recently diagnosed mild type 2 diabetes

Gastric Banding, Metformin Similar for Improving Glycemia

Both preserved β-cell function in obese adults with impaired glucose tolerance, mild T2DM
For patients with severe obesity and type 2 diabetes

Bariatric Sx Cuts Macrovascular Complications in Obesity, T2DM

Lower composite incidence of macrovascular events, lower incidence of coronary artery disease at 5 years
Greater weight gain in early childhood often carries over to overweight and obesity in adolescence

Childhood Obesity Persists Into Adolescence

Among obese teens, most rapid weight gain happened in childhood between ages 2 and 6
Lorcaserin reduces the risk for diabetes in obese or overweight patients with prediabetes or without diabetes and reduces hemoglobin A1c among those with diabetes

Lorcaserin Beneficial for Diabetes in Overweight, Obese

Lorcaserin reduces risk for diabetes for those with prediabetes, without diabetes; reduces HbA1c
Lorcaserin facilitates sustained weight loss without increasing the rate of major cardiovascular events among overweight or obese patients

Lorcaserin Facilitates Weight Loss in Overweight, Obese

Increased weight loss versus placebo with no rise in rate of extended major cardiovascular events
For overweight/obese veterans with prediabetes

Participation Up With Online Diabetes Prevention Program

But weight loss no different for online, in-person DPP for obese/overweight veterans with prediabetes
Lifestyle interventions focusing on diet and physical activity result in less excess gestational weight gain among women with overweight and obesity

Lifestyle Interventions Cut Excess Gestational Weight Gain

Findings among diverse population of overweight, obese women
Primary care physicians should offer or refer obese patients to intensive behavioral interventions

USPSTF Recommends Intensive Behavioral Change for Obesity

Task Force finds adequate evidence that multi-part interventions can improve weight status
After cesarean delivery

Skin Microbiota Differ for Obese, Non-Obese Undergoing C-Section

Obese women have significantly higher bacterial biomass of lower diversity at the incision site