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Top 40 Abstracts at ObesityWeek®

Featured abstracts to mark 40th anniversary of The Obesity Society

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The Obesity Society

ROCKVILLE, Md.—In recognition of The Obesity Society’s (TOS) 40th anniversary, the organization has selected 40 scientific abstracts to highlight at ObesityWeek® 2022. This hybrid event, which serves as the Society’s annual meeting, will take place Nov. 1–4, 2022 in person at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. and online at

Innovative scientific research results will be presented in more than 700 oral and poster abstracts. These communications provide notable exposure and recognition for studies and authors, and are likely to have a significant impact on obesity prevention and treatment.

“TOS remains strong in its presentations of obesity science and related topics as it marks its 40th anniversary,” said Kelly C. Allison, PhD, FAED, FTOS, director, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders; professor, Department of Psychiatry at the Perleman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Allison is chair of the TOS Programming Committee. “The abstracts selected for this special year represent a wide variety of topics such as obesity prevention, treatment, COVID-19, dietary approaches, physical activity, mechanisms of obesity, bariatric surgery and child/adolescent obesity.”

The organization has selected the following abstracts to highlight at this year’s meeting.

  • “Glucagon/GLP-1 Receptor Dual Agonist BI 456906 Reduces Bodyweight in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes “ –  Rosenstock et al.  
  • “Interaction of Home Food Environment and Ability to Delay Reward on Dopamine 1 Receptor Signaling” – Akhmadjonova et al.
  • “Exercise Training Preferentially Enhances Muscle Mitochondrial Metabolism in Diet-Resistant Obesity” –  Pileggi et al.
  • “Clinical Outcomes With Medication Use in Tertiary Pediatric Weight Management Program” –  Enayet et al.
  • ”Seasonality of Spontaneous Physical Activity in Humans in Respiratory Chamber” –  Aydin et al.
  • “Impaired Metabolic Flexibility to Fasting is Associated With Increased Ad Libitum Energy Intake” – Unlu et al.
  • “SingleCellRNA Sequencing Reveals Unique Precursor Cell Subsets in Human Subcutaneous Adipose Tissues” – Divoux et al.
  • “Reproductive Characteristics and Change in Weight and Body Composition” – Soria et al.
  • “Age-related Trends in Snacking Locations and Timing Among U.S. Children” – Tripicchio et al.
  • “S-309309: A Novel Selective Inhibitor of MGAT2 That Exert Potent Anti-Obesity Effect in DIO Mice” –  Kato et al.
  • “A Randomized Virtual Store Experiment Testing Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Text and Graphic Warnings” – Musicus et al.
  • “Food Reinforcement and Enriched Environment Interact to Predict Change in Child Percent Overweight” – Epstein et al.
  • “Body Dissatisfaction is Associated With Blood Pressure Among Adolescent and Young Adult Females” –  Field et al.
  • “Pilot Study to inform an RCT of HeLP: Obesity Prevention & Treatment for the Entire Hispanic Family” – Haemer et al.
  • “Impact of Positive and Negative Front-of-Package Food Labels in a Randomized Experiment” – Grummon et al.
  • “Physical Activity Mediates Perceived Walkability and Obesity Among U.S. Adults” – Wang et al.
  • “The Metabolically Healthy Obese Paradigm and Liver Fat Content in the Fels Longitudinal Study” – Garza et al.
  • “Effects of Timed-Feeding and Exercise on Outcomes Following Chronic Exposure to Rotating Shift Work” – Bray et al.
  • “The Relationship Between Mental Health and Weight During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Longitudinal Study” –  Mueller et al.
  • “GIP Receptor Agonism Attenuates GLP-1 Receptor Agonist Induced Malaise in Pre-clinical Models” –  Borner et al.
  • “Eight-Hour Time-Restricted Eating Plus Exercise on Body Composition in Older Adults With Obesity” –  Gabel et al.
  • “Does Switching Diets Result in Renewed Weight Loss? Secondary Analysis of a 12-Month Crossover Trial” –  Landry et al.
  • “Breastfeeding and Infant Intake of Sugary Drinks and Obesity in GDM Exposed Offspring at Ages 6-11”  –  Sun et al.
  • “Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Metformin for Treatment of COVID-19 in Adults With Overweight and Obesity” –  Bramante et al.
  • “Body Composition Estimation Using Smartphone Machine Learning in Black/African-American Individuals” –  Graybeal et al.
  • “Daily Ingestion of Protein Bars is Linked to Fat Mass Gain After One Week in Healthy Young Adults” –  Johnston et al.
  • “A Childhood Overweight Trajectory Increases the Risk of Adult Obesity-Related Cancer” –  Kindblom et al.
  • “Exercise Delays the Evening Rise in Glucose Concentrations” –  Kanaley et al.
  • “Impact of Weight on Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Quality” –  Nash et al.
  • “Sleep SAAF Parenting Intervention Impacts Infant Soothing Strategies Among African-American Mothers” –  Hohman et al.
  • “Randomized Controlled Trial of Naltrexone+Bupropion and Behavior Therapy for Binge-Eating Disorder” –  Grilo et al.
  • “An App Alone or With a Coach as a Comparable Approach to In-Person Treatment in Youth With Obesity” –  Vidmar et al.
  • “Ultra-Processed Food Consumption and Early Childhood BMI-Z Score” –  Heerman et al.
  • “Exercise Induced Suppression of Food Intake in Diet Induced Obese Mice: Whole Brain c-Fos Mapping” –  Castorena et al.
  • “Early Weight Loss in Post-Bariatric Surgery Patients Receiving Treatment for Loss-of-Control Eating” –  Smith et al.
  • “Naming Matters: Nudging Toward Smaller Food Portions in an Online Randomized Controlled Experiment” –  Hua et al.
  • “Physical Activity Conversations Among Adolescents With Comorbid Asthma and Obesity” –  Yourell et al.
  • “Identifying Interprofessional Drivers of Practice Gaps in the Management of Patients With Obesity” –  Robinson et al.
  • “Team-Based Learning Intervention to Improve Obesity Education in Medical School” –  Olson et al.
  • “Semaglutide 1 mg for Weight Loss in People Living With Obesity - Physicians Attitude and Experience” –  Dicker et al.

To view these abstracts or to read others, media representatives can log on to, select the Abstracts tab and research the Read 2022 Abstracts section. Some abstracts will be presented in person at the meeting while others will be delivered online. Members of the press are advised to check the interactive schedule under the Program tab to see when and how abstracts will be presented.  

Media representatives interested in covering abstract presentations need to register for ObesityWeek® 2022. Registration is free but a press code is needed. To obtain a press registration code, email TOS Director of Communications/Media Relations Chanel Carrington at

All abstracts are embargoed from media coverage until 12:00 noon (EST) Nov. 1, 2022, the first day of ObesityWeek® Scientific Sessions. Learn more about the Society’s Embargo Policy.

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