An international coalition of cities is calling for an ambitious global goal to prevent more than 100 million new cases of diabetes by 2045. The target is set out alongside new research in a report launched today by the Cities Changing Diabetes partnership at a global summit in Houston, Texas. The report comes with the stark warning that achieving the goal requires cutting rates of obesity by a quarter.
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Ethicon* joins world-renowned experts in bariatric surgery to share the latest breakthroughs in science and innovation that are advancing surgery in the fight against obesity and metabolic diseases during ObesityWeek 2016, the combined annual meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and The Obesity Society (TOS). Ethicon will highlight the growing body of research and evidence on the benefits of bariatric surgery, a new sleeve gastrectomy training module on the Touch Surgery app, and its comprehensive portfolio of bariatric surgery products aimed to improve patient outcomes.
“Ethicon’s mission is to lead the way in resolving the burden of obesity for both patients and healthcare systems by expanding access to care and demonstrating the critical value of treatment through research and evidence, while also enabling new technologies,” said Dr. Elliott Fegelman, Therapeutic Area Expert, Metabolics, Johnson & Johnson Innovation.
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September is National Childhood Obesity Month. To help young people make healthy dietary choices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) encourages kids to Read the Label!
The Nutrition Facts label is a simple tool available on food and beverage packages. It lets kids know exactly what they’re eating and helps them choose and compare snacks and other foods. The earlier kids start using the Nutrition Facts label, the sooner they’ll be making choices that keep them feeling great and on the path to long-term good health!
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EnteroMedics Inc. (NASDAQ: ETRM) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved VBLOC® vagal blocking therapy, delivered via the Maestro® System, for the treatment of adult patients with obesity who have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 40 to 45 kg/m2, or a BMI of at least 35 to 39.9 kg/m2 with a related health condition such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol levels, and who have tried to lose weight in a supervised weight management program within the past five years. The Maestro System is the first new medical device to be approved by the FDA for obesity in over ten years. EnteroMedics anticipates that the device will be available, on a limited basis, at select Bariatric Centers of Excellence in the U.S. this year. The Maestro System has received CE Mark and is listed on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods.
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To help kids make healthful dietary choices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration encourages kids to Read the Label!
The Nutrition Facts Label is a simple tool available on food and beverage packages. It lets kids know exactly what they’re eating and helps them choose and compare snacks and other foods. The earlier they start using the Nutrition Facts Label, the sooner they’ll be making choices that keep them feeling great and promote long-term good health!
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7106353-fda-national-childhood-obesity-month/
United Way and the Ad Council, in collaboration with the National Football League, have announced an extension of their successful LIVE UNITED campaign, including a new series of public service ads (PSAs) featuring NFL players promoting health and wellness, and ads showcasing the true outcome of United Way’s work in local communities. The new campaign also includes an online interactive map that illustrates local impact stories from United Ways around the country.
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Today, WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ: WBMD) launched WebMD Healthy Target, an integrated health improvement program that uses biometric device data from activity trackers, wireless scales and glucose meters to deliver tailored, physician-reviewed, contextually relevant content and motivational tips to individuals looking to develop sustainable health-conscious habits. WebMD Healthy Target will provide valuable assistance to individuals looking to manage chronic conditions like Type 2 diabetes and obesity, as well as to a broader audience interested in achieving their fitness goals or more generally living a healthier lifestyle.
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Eisai Inc. today announced the launch of My Healthy™, an interactive and motivational campaign that shifts the focus of the obesity conversation away from just pounds lost to health gained. Almost 70 percent of Americans are affected by obesity or overweight. This movement emphasizes that those affected by obesity or overweight with a related health condition can benefit from small positive changes, including modest weight loss.
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Eisai Inc. today announced the launch of a new national television advertising campaign for BELVIQ® (lorcaserin HCl) CIV, an FDA-approved prescription therapy for chronic weight management. The advertisement will air on numerous channels including Lifetime, Oxygen and AMC.
The spot illustrates the struggles many people face when they are trying to lose or control their weight. BELVIQ is presented as a targeted approach to weight loss, that, when combined with diet and increased activity, may help some patients lose weight and keep it off.
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Novo Nordisk today announces the launch of ‘Cities Changing Diabetes’, an ambitious new partnership programme to fight the urban diabetes challenge. The ‘Cities Changing Diabetes’ programme will first be launched in Mexico City with other cities in North America, Europe and Asia soon to follow.
“The global diabetes epidemic is an emergency in slow motion,
There’s no doubt about it: having balanced nutrition is a primary key to achieving and maintaining overall health. Healthy eating keeps the body running properly and can prevent a multitude of ills from heart disease and obesity to certain types of cancers. With all the noise out there regarding healthy eating, it can overwhelm even the most diligent person from creating a plan that works.
Registered dietician and best-selling author Frances Largeman-Roth has made a career of helping people transform their eating habits and kitchens. She understands how to help instill changes that work in any household.
Leading scientists have released the latest results of the large scale trials related to nuts consumption and health, particularly in myocardial infarction, stroke and cardiovascular diseases. Recent scientific studies show the benefits of regular intake of nuts, not only associated with cardiovascular health but also with renal function, diabetes, cognitive function, atherosclerosis, metabolic syndrome, inflammatory biomarkers, etc. It is important to highlight that scientific evidence demonstrates that eating nuts is not associated with a higher risk of weight gain, and even reinforce their importance as sources of key nutrients.
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