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Ten Studies at the Top of Our List for ObesityWeek 2016

Sorting through all of the new research at ObesityWeek 2016 is a bit of a treasure hunt. With literally thousands of studies, you can’t even come close to seeing them all presented. But choosing is never easy. So here are ten at the top of our list to see:

  1. Genome-wide Gene Expression Study in Skeletal Muscle to Identify Genes Associated with Energy Expenditure and Weight Gain. Can genes in muscle tissue offer targets for innovative obesity treatment? Poster presentation T-P-3243-DT Thursday at 6 pm.
  2. The Prevalence and Recognition of Obesity and its Associated Comorbidities in a Large U.S. Integrated Health System. Does obesity even get diagnosed in a large health system? Poster presentation T-P-3135 Wednesday at 12 pm.
  3. Early Weight Loss with Liraglutide 3.0 mg Predicts 1-Year Weight Loss and is Associated with Improvements in Clinical Markers. How quickly can you tell if an obesity treatment will work? Obesity Journal Symposium oral presentation Wednesday at 3:30.
  4. Effects of Canola and High-Oleic Acid Canola Oils on Abdominal Fat Mass in Individuals with Central Obesity. What is the effect of replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats on risk of metabolic syndrome? Obesity Journal Symposium oral presentation Wednesday at 4 pm.
  5. Randomized Controlled Trial of a Nationally Available Weight AQ1 Control Program Tailored for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. Can a structured weight management program with email and telephone consults improve outcomes in diabetes and obesity? Obesity Journal Symposium oral presentation Wednesday at 4:15.
  6. From Kindergarten Through Second Grade, U.S, Children’s Obesity Prevalence Grows Only During Summer Vacations. When are kids at risk for overweight and obesity? Obesity Journal Symposium oral presentation Wednesday at 4:30.
  7. Time-restricted Feeding Increases Fat Oxidation and Reduces Swings in Appetite Levels in Humans. Does meal timing have an effect on appetite and weight regulation? Oral presentation T-OR-2081 Thursday at 4:15.
  8. Health Professionals’ Perceptions of Insurance Coverage for Weight Loss Services. From the perspective of health professionals, are health plans a barrier to providing good obesity care? Oral presenation T-OR-2087 Thursday at 4:15 pm.
  9. The Obesity Coverage Gap: Health Insurance Often Excludes Obesity Treatments, Even When Workplace Wellness Programs Target BMI. Do patients see a gap in health plans from employers who are targeting obesity in wellness programs? Oral presentation T-OR-2085 Thursday at 3:45.
  10. Potential Trends Toward Less Blame for People with Obesity. Are biased attitudes against people with obesity easing? Poster presentation T-P-3404 Thursday at 6 pm.

Obviously, this is just one take on some studies worth finding at ObesityWeek 2016. Whether you’ll be in New Orleans or following at home, stay tuned for lots of news from NOLA this week.

Click here for the full ObesityWeek schedule.

New Orleans French Market, photograph by Deborah Lee Soltesz / flickr

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October 30, 2016