6 out of 10 of adults with overweight or obesity had a clinically meaningful response to Gelesis100, losing on average 10% of their weight (22 pounds) and nearly 4 inches from their waists. Adults treated with Gelesis100 had twice the odds of achieving ≥ 5% and ≥ 10% total body weight loss compared to placebo Successful response to Gelesis100 may be predicted by elevated fasting plasma glucose or weight loss as early as week 8 Gelesis100 had a highly favorable safety and tolerability profile BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November 13, 2018– Gelesis, a biotechnology company developing first-in-class mechanotherapeutics to treat obesity and other chronic diseases related to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, today announced expanded data from its Gelesis Loss of Weight (GLOW) clinical study, a pivotal multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of the Company’s … [Read more...] about Pivotal Weight Loss Data for Gelesis100 Published in Obesity, Including Predictors of Response
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Tech & Science Orangetheory Fitness, the fitness program that claims to help participants burn calories even after the workout ends, has gained popularity among the fitness and weight loss communities. However, the question remains for those wanting to reduce: Are trendy fitness programs like OTF the best path for a weight loss journey? The fitness franchise is quickly growing across the world. The first studio opened in 2010 and now, eight years later, the CEO Dave Long told the Franchise Times that they are opening up six new locations each week. Orangetheory Fitness, which regulars just refer to as "OTF," uses heart rate monitors to track the participants' workouts, so they can maintain a target heart rate zone. They call the theory behind the program, “Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption,” which they say will help participants to continue to burn calories for up to 36 hours after the workout has ended. Newsweek spoke with the director of the National … [Read more...] about Does Orangetheory Fitness Work For Weight Loss?
Dietitians have been consulted in the White House kitchens. Steak has been swapped out for Dover sole, his favored fish. And hamburger buns have been discarded -- or at least the tops have.President Donald Trump, who embarked upon a mission to shed 10 to 15 pounds in January, has acknowledged in private that he needs to lose weight. Prodded along by his White House physician and the knowledge he is approaching obesity, Trump agreed earlier this year to alter his diet and begin a new exercise plan. Five months into his regimen, people close to him say they've detected small changes, mostly in how he eats, that reflect a desire to follow doctor's orders.But they haven't identified a discernible exercise routine beyond the weekend rounds of golf the President enjoys with the help of a cart. Trump himself has continued to downplay the importance of exercise, even questioning whether it presents more risk than reward.On Wednesday, Trump will publicly tout the importance of … [Read more...] about Trump’s weight-loss regimen: fish and half a bun
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 23, 2018--Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. (“Apollo”) (Nasdaq:APEN), a global leader in less invasive medical devices for bariatric and gastrointestinal procedures, today announced that the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has approved the ORBERA365™ Managed Weight Loss System and has issued a Medical Device Marketing Authorization (MDMA) for the product. This MDMA allows Apollo Endosurgery to market ORBERA365 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with its exclusive distribution partner, AL-Nozha Medical.The ORBERA365 Managed Weight Loss System doubles the indwell period of the #1 intragastric balloon in the world from 6 months to a 12 month treatment period. “Patients are looking for longer term endoscopic weight loss treatments. ORBERA365 now provides patients a greater probability of losing more weight and keeping it off. The additional 6 months gives us more time with the patient to ensure better outcomes,” said Aayed … [Read more...] about Apollo Endosurgery Announces Approval of the New 12-month Weight Loss Balloon
David Prologo, Emory University Updated 1:02 pm, Wednesday, April 11, 2018 (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) David Prologo, Emory University (THE CONVERSATION) Imagine that you are running a company, but you cannot get to your goal because all of your good workers keep quitting. For 30 years, your response to this problem has been to criticize the workers and say they are stupid and weak for quitting. As a result, you never reach your goal. You don’t change your formula or alter your plan, just keep blaming and shaming the workers for quitting. If you did this, your failure rate would remain unchanged over time, of course, and you would never reach your goal. Latest videos Now Playing: Now Playing France strikes expected to cost hundreds of millions for public companies Euronews Equal Pay Day Fox35 Orlando Mattis: US Hasn't Ruled Out Military Action Against Assad … [Read more...] about 3 research-based things a doctor says should be part of your weight loss efforts