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The current study is a randomized pilot trial to test the feasibility of a psychoeducational virtual reality experience to increase motivation for behavior change among children with overweight or obesity.
The main purpose of this study is to learn more about tirzepatide in participants with obesity disease. The study will also measure how Tirzepatide affects body weight with a low-calorie diet and increased physical activity. The study will last around 72 Weeks.
Bariatric surgery is currently the most efficient treatment for obesity. The sustained weight loss and metabolic improvement seen following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), is explained partly by modifications in hormones including bile acids (BA). After RYGB, an increased total BA pool and a reduction in hepatic cortisol exposure is observed. Hydroxysteroid 11-β dehydrogenase 1 (HSD11B1), steroid 5α-reductases (SRD5A), and steroid 5β-reductases, AKR1D1 (also a BA metabolizing enzyme), are three enzymes involved in the metabolism of cortisol in the liver and are known to participate in metabolic syndrome. Their activity has been shown to be decreased after RYGB. Interestingly, the mechanisms explaining the modification of hepatic cortisol exposure and the activity of theses enzymes after RYGB are unknown. In view of the few data suggesting a link between cortisol metabolism and bile acids, this work aim to study and characterize this link in a context of RYBP
To assess the feasibility of an expedited referral process for the obese endometrial cancer or EIN patient from her gynecologic oncologist to the Brigham Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (CMBS) in order to undergo concurrent weight loss surgery and hysterectomy within 8 weeks of first appointment with a gynecologic oncologist (or 12 weeks for EIN patients).
The purpose of this study is to understand how the nervous system communicates to blood vessels to increase blood pressure during stress. The study will also investigate how hypertension and obesity influence the nervous system and vascular function. The study will involve measuring sympathetic nervous system activity and blood flow during common laboratory physiological stress protocols (e.g. hypoxia, exercise), and in response to infusion of drugs that cause vasodilation or vasoconstriction.
This clinical trial is the first-in-human study of NO-13065. The purpose of this phase 1 study is to assess the safety and tolerability of single and multiple ascending oral doses and food effect of NO-13065 in healthy and obese adult subjects.
Current study aims to characterize five highly interconnected physiological systems in patients undergoing cross-sex hormone therapy - namely glucose and lipid metabolism, energy balance, eating behavior, functional brain networks involved in the regulation of eating behavior and the cardiovascular system - to gain novel insights into the effects of sex hormones on the human body. Gathered information will help to identify pathophysiological mechanisms for the development of overeating/obesity, insulin resistance, and cardiovascular disease. Current study is an observational study. The decision if the patient's request for cross-sex hormone therapy can complied with (i.e., if cross-sex hormone therapy is medically indicated) is made prior to the first contact with the study center and with the outpatients clinic for Endocrinology at the University Hospital in Leipzig. Decision ifor treatment is made according to national and international guidelines. Treatment of study participants with testosterone and estradiol/antiandrogens is not affected by the study. During the course of the study no invasive interventions are being performed.
99 patients age 12 to <18 years old with obesity (BMI >/=95th percentile), will be randomized to one of three treatment interventions: 1. Usual Care 2. Usual Care plus advice to weigh daily on simple scale 3. Usual Care plus advice to weigh-daily on an EHR-connected scale Survey data collected at baseline, 2, 4, 6, and 12-weeks, and qualitative interviews at 12 weeks, will assess acceptability, safety, self-efficacy, and BMI. Recruitment will also be assessed (% eligible patients who consent). In order to understand real-world feasibility of this intervention, the clinic staff will work with patients to connect the scales to Epic.
This pilot study will randomize 34 patients with hypertension and obesity to either time-restricted feeding alone or a commitment device to encourage time-restricted feeding, including a commitment pledge, involvement of a supportive partner, setting of implementation intentions, and multiple daily reminder text messages. The intervention will last 12 weeks, followed by a 6-week follow-up period. The primary outcome is adherence to the IF regimen, captured via daily text message, over 18 weeks
Obesity is a chronic metabolic disease that seriously harms human health, while abdominal obesity is more closely related to diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and tumors, and has a higher risk. In recent years, traditional Chinese medicine therapy has become the choice of more and more obese patients, and acupuncture therapy is also known as a green therapy for weight loss due to its safety and no side effects. Through the analysis of the TCM physique types of obese people, it is found that Yang-deficiency constitution is one of the TCM constitution types closely related to simple obesity. This topic is based on the constitution theory of traditional Chinese medicine, and on the basis of the earlier research that has clarified the weight loss and lipid-lowering effects of electroacupuncture, it further aims at the type of yang deficiency in obese people, and clarifies the regulation and improvement of umbilical moxibustion on the constitution of obese patients with yang deficiency. In this project, patients with abdominal obesity with yang-deficiency constitution were divided into electro-acupuncture + umbilical moxibustion group and electro-acupuncture group to observe and analyze the advantages and effects of electro-acupuncture combined with umbilical moxibustion on the improvement of obesity symptoms and physical fitness of patients. The ELISA method was used to determine the metabolic indexes related to yang-deficiency constitution, to further clarify the material basis of electroacupuncture combined with umbilical moxibustion to improve the yang-deficiency constitution of patients with abdominal obesity, and to provide scientific and reasonable theoretical guidance for clinical treatment.