Weight Management

 

The Endocrinology Network® Weight Management clinical resource center is the home of all content related to weight loss and obesity management. Now a full-blown epidemic, the obesity crisis is one of the most prominent and dangerous health crises in the US. This page will provide insight and perspective related to FDA approvals, the latest studies, and guideline updates related to nutrition, obesity, and weight management.

Study Suggests 2 Servings of Fruit Per Day Cuts Odds of Developing Diabetes by 36%

June 06, 2021

An analysis of food frequency questionnaire and biomarker data from more than 7000 adults indicates consumption of 2 or more servings of whole fruit per day was associated with 36% lower odds of developing diabetes in the next half-decade.

Subcutaneous Semaglutide Suppresses Appetite, Reduces Excess Energy Intake in Patients with Obesity

May 13, 2021

A new phase 1 trial presented at ECO 2021 demonstrates the impact of semaglutide on appetite and body weight in patients with obesity, indicating use of the GLP-1 RA reduced energy intake 35% and resulted in a nearly 10% reduction in body weight over 20 weeks.

Impact of Obesity on Risk of Severe COVID-19 Among Patients in England

May 04, 2021

Data from more than 1500 general practices are providing a comprehensive overview of the impact of obesity on risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes in England—suggesting each BMI increase beyond 23 kg/m2 increased risk of hospital admission and death.