Recently published, the National Institutes of Health, led by the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, organized a working group of experts to discuss the problem of weight regain after weight loss.
Experts included integrative physiologists and behavioral psychologists, all with the goal of merging their perspectives regarding the barriers to scientific progress and the development of novel ways to improve long-term outcomes in obesity therapeutics. The ultimate goals of this panel were to:
A recent study has shown that being overweight or obese beginning in early adulthood is associated with increased aortic stiffness and decreased performance in a memory test around age 60. Similar to the impact of cigarette “pack-years” on health, the number of “obesity-years” has an impact on later memory as well.
Researchers investigated this in a 30-year follow up of participants in the United Kingdom Medical Research Council’s National Survey of Health and Development birth cohort study. They analyzed data from 1233 participants in the cohort study. Participants had complete data for BMI, aortic pulse-wave velocity, aortic calcification score and carotid IMT, which was determined at age 36,43,53 and 60 to 64. Participants were divided into seven groups based on their BMIs.
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