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Need 10,000 Daily Steps to Prevent Obesity? It May Depend on Genetics

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- The daily step count needed to reduce the risk of obesity may be largely dependent on genetics, a retrospective cohort study indicated. adults without obesity in the All of Us Research Program, incidence of obesity.

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Tirzepatide Improves Sleep Apnea in Patients With Obesity, Drugmaker Says

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- Tirzepatide (Zepbound) injections reduced sleep apnea severity among patients with obesity, regardless of positive airway pressure (PAP) use, according to topline data from two phase III trials. In the SURMOUNT-OSA 1 study.

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Central Obesity Potentially Linked to Hyperuricemia, Gout

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After adjusting for confounders, data revealed higher levels of obesity indices were linked with a gradual and dose-dependent increase in urate levels.

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Obesity Associated With Renal Function Decline, Kidney Disease Risk

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Obesity was linked to an increased risk of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis and hypertensive nephropathy, with further analysis revealing its impact on the risk of developing end-stage kidney disease.

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Exploring Obesity and the Latest Advances in Weight Loss Drugs during Healthy Weight Week

Cardiometabolic Health Congress

In today’s society, the prevalence of obesity has become a significant concern. have obesity, and this rate has increased by more than 10 percentage points in the past two decades. Understanding the prevalence of obesity is crucial in comprehending why events like Healthy Weight Week are essential. of adults in the U.S.

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New Study Finds Tirzepatide Use Lowered Blood Pressure in Patients with Obesity

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Tirzepatide, a dual GLP-1/GIP agonist approved for diabetes and obesity, was associated with significant blood pressure reductions in an analysis of the SURMOUNT-1 trial.

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Obesity Linked to Increased Disease Activity in ACPA-Positive Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Patients with ACPA-positive RA and obesity had greater DAS44 scores compared to normal-weight patients, although this difference was not present in ACPA-negative RA.

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