Social Engagement Improves Efficacy of Online Weight Loss Programs – iHealthBeat
Social Engagement Improves Efficacy of Online Weight Loss ProgramsiHealthBeatIndividuals are more likely to lose weight when they use an online weight loss program's social network group, according to a study published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Reuters reports.
FDA Approves Maestro Rechargeable System (EnteroMedics) for Treatment of Obesity. (Diabetesincontrol)
The Maestro Rechargeable System is indicated for treatment of patients aged at least 18 years with a BMI of 35 to 45 with at least one obesity-related condition and who have failed to lose weight on a weight loss program. The novel device is the first to target the nerve pathway between the brain and stomach that controls hunger and satiety, according to a press release. See this week's Item #3 (http://www.diabetesincontrol.com/articles/diabetes- news/17472).