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Happy Holidays from The Obesity Society!

We're pleased to share the following obesity news highlights from 2013, and look forward to many positive developments in the field in the coming year!


Doctors are told to treat obesity like any other serious illness
The Associated Press via Fox News Latino
Next time you go for a checkup, don't be surprised if your doctor gets on your case about your weight. The medical profession has issued new guidelines for fighting the nation's obesity epidemic, and they urge physicians to be a lot more aggressive about helping patients drop those extra pounds.
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AMA recognizes obesity as a disease
The New York Times
The American Medical Association has officially recognized obesity as a disease, a move that could induce physicians to pay more attention to the condition and spur more insurers to pay for treatments. In making the decision, delegates at the association's annual meeting in Chicago overrode a recommendation against doing so by a committee that had studied the matter.
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US obesity rate levels off, but still an epidemic
USA Today
Obesity among U.S. adults is continuing to level off after several decades of skyrocketing growth, new government data show. In 2012, about 34.9 percent of the people in this country were obese, which is roughly 35 pounds over a healthy weight. That is not significantly different from the 35.7 percent who were obese in 2010.
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Mexico gains on America to top 'globesity' list
ABC News
Mexico has knocked the U.S. off its hefty pedestal to claim the title as the World's Fattest Developed Nation, according to a new United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization report. The report found that 32.8 percent of Mexican adults are now obese. That's a slightly chubbier obesity rate than the 31.8 percent listed for Americans.
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Gut bacteria from thin humans can slim mice down
The New York News
The trillions of bacteria that live in the gut — helping digest foods, making some vitamins, making amino acids — may help determine if a person is fat or thin. The evidence is from a novel experiment involving mice and humans that is part of a growing fascination with gut bacteria and their role in health and diseases like irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn's disease. In this case, the focus was on obesity.
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Appeals court cans NYC soda ban
Politico
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's sugary drinks ban fell flat, when a state appeals court ruled it an unconstitutional abuse of the city’s power. It's another blow to the ambitious effort to crack down on obesity, although Bloomberg quickly promised to appeal, calling the ruling a "temporary setback."
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Study: As cost of sugary drinks go up, sales go down
USA Today
Raising the cost of high-calorie beverages by a few cents — and highlighting calorie content in places where they are sold — decreases sales, a new study shows. This research comes after much discussion in recent years about trying to combat the nation's obesity crisis by adding extra taxes to the cost of sugar-sweetened beverages, sometimes called a "soda tax."
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Is the most trusted doctor in America doing more harm than good?
The New Yorker
Oprah Winfrey first referred to Mehmet Oz as "America's doctor" in 2004, during one of his earliest appearances on her television show. The label stuck. Oz was a rare find: so eloquent and telegenic that people are often surprised to learn that he is a highly credentialled member of the medical establishment.
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Could weight-loss surgery help slow aging for some?
HealthDay News
Beyond slimming the waistlines of morbidly obese patients, weight-loss surgery also may help reverse the aging process in some patients, turning back the clock on a key sign of decline in the body's cells, a small, early study suggests.
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How your company is watching your waistline
NBCNEWS.com
Employers tried the carrot, then a small stick. Now they are turning to bigger cudgels. For years they encouraged workers to improve their health and productivity with free screenings, discounted gym memberships and gift cards to lose weight. More recently, a small number charged smokers slightly higher premiums to get them to quit.
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Bigger meals earlier can help weight loss
The Wall Street Journal
Skipping breakfast and overeating in the evening have been shown to play a significant role in weight gain and obesity. A study in the journal Obesity found that consuming the heaviest meal of the day at breakfast and the lightest at dinner can lead to significant weight loss.
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The role medication plays in treating obesity
The Motley Fool
Last summer, the Food and Drug Administration approved two new medications for the treatment of obesity. VIVUS' Qsymia has already reached the market, while Arena Pharmaceuticals' Belviq will be launched by its commercialization partner Eisai once the drug clears DEA scheduling. A third player, Orexigen Therapeutics, is still developing its drug Contrave. The fact that obesity affects more than a third of American adults today has attracted many biotech investors to these stocks, but many may not fully understand how physicians approach treatment for this disease. For instance, are exercise and diet all patients really need to manage their weight?
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Predominantly plant diets help patients shed pounds
MedPage Today
Eating vegan or vegetarian may help obese patients lose more weight than dietary patterns that allow limited amounts of meat, researchers reported. In a randomized trial, patients assigned to a vegan diet or a vegetarian one shed significantly more pounds over two months than those who followed a typical omnivorous diet — about five percent of body weight compared with a two percent loss, Brie Turner-McGrievy, PhD, MS, RD, of the University of South Carolina, and colleagues reported at Obesity Week.
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