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Obesity

Obesity: One Disease, Many Solutions

Jul 25, 2022

Obesity is a complex disease with a web of interlocking causes that are unique to each patient, including genetics, nutrition, hormones, medication, environment and sleep. Unfortunately, the frequency...

Obesity Drastically Increases Complex Multimorbidity Risk

Jun 21, 2022

The powerful link between obesity and multimorbidities is a critical target for disease prevention that avoids the burden of multi-target preventive measures. Obesity is a shared risk factor fo...

Sparking Positive Dialogue in Women & Men With Obesity

Jun 06, 2022

While obesity is a chronic, complex disease that can affect anyone, it impacts men and women differently. Although the proportion of men and women with excess weight is about equal, the severity is di...

The Potential of Bariatric Surgery

May 09, 2022

One Tool in Our Arsenal to Combat Obesity   Obesity is a complex disease with a web of interlocking causes that are unique to each patient, including genetics, nutrition, hormones, medi...

Exploring OSA & Weight Loss in Adults Attending Weight Management Program

Feb 16, 2022

Class 3 obesity—defined as a BMI higher than 40 kg/m2—is associated with an increased incidence of hypertension, T2D, heart disease, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). “There is an increasing nu...

From the Obesity Medicine Association - The Alarming Link Between Screen Time & Pediatric Obesity

Jan 26, 2022

It’s nearly impossible to avoid screen time these days; between smartphones, TVs, computers, and tablets, almost everyone’s daily routine revolves around time spent on screens. That includes child...

Examining Use of Medications Linked With Weight Gain

Jan 14, 2022

Obesity among adults in the United States has been increasing since the 1980s, with the trend continuing during the past 20 years, according to Craig M. Hales, MD, MPH, MS. In the National Health and ...

CDC Study Finds “Alarming” Increase in Pediatric Obesity Rates: 5 Points for Physicians to Understand

Nov 01, 2021

A recent report from the CDC finds that the pandemic appears to have worsened the nation’s pediatric obesity rates. The percentage of children and teens with obesity accelerated from 19% before the ...

What You Need to Know About the Interactions of Obesity & COVID-19

Aug 20, 2021

Even as we continue to grapple with the pandemic’s massive challenges, it’s clear that the healthcare industry has been transformed in a number of significant ways by COVID-19. Some of these c...

Challenges faced by people with epilepsy on ketogenic diet therapy and their caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil.

Jul 15, 2021

Although ketogenic diet therapy (KDT) is a well-established, nonpharmacologic therapeutic option for patients with pharmacoresistant epilepsy, its availability is still not widespread. The COVID-19 pa...

Early-life gut microbiota and its connection to metabolic health in children: Perspective on ecological drivers and need for quantitative approach.

Jul 15, 2021

The colonisation and development of the gut microbiota has been implicated in paediatric metabolic disorders via its powerful effect on host metabolic and immune homeostasis. Here we summarise the evi...

Tamarind Multifunctional Protein: Safety and Anti-Inflammatory Potential in Intestinal Mucosa and Adipose Tissue in a Preclinical Model of Diet-Induced Obesity.

Jul 15, 2021

Obesity has emerged as one of the main public health problems. This condition triggers a series of hormonal and metabolic changes related to a low-grade chronic inflammatory condition. The trypsin inh...

A Quality Improvement Initiative for Improving Care for Childhood Obesity

Jul 13, 2021

A quality improvement initiative helped pediatric practice sustain improvement in adherence to obesity management recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.   Obesity affe...

Overcoming Barriers: The Social Determinants of Urban Obesity

Jul 07, 2021

Like many diseases, obesity is the result of interlocking causes that vary with each patient. Upbringing, culture, access to information and optimal nutrition, psychosocial profile, exposure to pollut...

The Effects of Obesity on Resting Oxygen Uptake in Adolescents

Jun 02, 2021

“In adults, obesity is associated with increased oxygen cost of breathing, and weight loss is effective in reducing the oxygen cost of breathing; however, there have been no reports on the effects o...

A Pragmatic Family-Centered Approach to Childhood Obesity Treatment: What Do Children & Parents Want?

May 07, 2021

Family-based weight-management programs (WMPs) are increasingly being used to provide multidisciplinary treatment for children and families with obesity, according to Amanda E. Staiano, PhD. With WMPs...

From the OMA - Three Common Myths About Obesity: What Clinicians Need to Know

May 06, 2021

A large, new study from the CDC has confirmed that obesity significantly increases the risk for hospitalization and death among those who contract COVID-19. The study serves as a reminder for healthca...

Mother-Infant Dyads with COVID-19 at an Urban, Safety-Net Hospital: Clinical Manifestations and Birth Outcomes.

Apr 15, 2021

 This study aimed to describe maternal characteristics and clinical outcomes of infants born to mothers with positive severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) tests during pregna...

Childhood Overweight, Obesity & the Physical Activity Environment

Apr 14, 2021

Childhood obesity affects more than 18% of children in the United States and continues to be a significant health issue throughout the country. “Achieving and maintaining healthy weight, nutrition, ...

supplementation ameliorates high fat diet-induced oxidative stress in nephrotoxic rats.

Mar 22, 2021

Dietary high fat possibly causes oxidative stress; also it makes deleterious effect on kidney functions and land up in lipotoxicity in renal tissue. Lipotoxicity is the pathological situation where li...