This study tracked measures of quality of life and psychosocial functioning in patients participating in a randomized clinical trial with the goal of reducing symptoms of obesity and depression. The authors found that both quality of life and psychosocial functioning significantly increased at six months compared to patients with “care as usual,” but not at 12 months.
In this retrospective cohort study between May 2007 and April 2016, women undergoing a trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC) were analyzed to determine if pre-pregnancy or delivery obesity status made an impact on TOLAC success. Overall, maternal body mass index did not have a significant effect on TOLAC success rates.
As more complex procedures can be performed in ambulatory surgery centers, leaders should learn about comorbidities among obese patients and the risk factors associated with performing complicated surgery on this group.
An innovative statistical model examining the development of metabolic disturbances in a large sample of youths finds that having media in a bedroom (associated with higher risk) and belonging to a sports club (associated with lower risk) are among the modifiable risk factors in this population.
In an obesity prevention program targeted to Native American mothers and infants, participants reduced consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and improved responsive feeding habits, both of which can contribute to healthier infant weights.