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Can Dreaming About Exercising Lead to Weight Loss?

I was about to write one of my infrequent but famous spoof articles, and the subject was going to be losing weight by dreaming about exercising. For fun, I decided to search the Internet to see if anyone else might have had the...

Recommendations Unveiled for Obesity Screening & Management

The United States Preventive Services Task Force has release a recommendation statement on screening for obesity and managing the condition in adults. Available for free at http://annals.org, the statement recommends that all...

Comparing Weight Loss Approaches

American research suggests that use of a standard behavioral weight loss intervention (SBWI) appears to result in greater weight loss than use of a stepped-care weight loss interven­tion (STEP) in overweight and obese adults....

BMI Predicts Postoperative 30-Day Mortality

Researchers at the University of Virginia have found that BMI appears to significantly predict 30-day mortality following surgery, even after adjusting for surgery type and expected risk of death. Study participants with a BMI...

New Guidelines for Assessing Adiposity

The rate of obesity in the United States has reached the epidemic level despite efforts by healthcare providers and patients to improve health-related behaviors and increased efforts to better understand its pathophysiology....

Bariatric Surgery for Diabetes: Significant Benefits Observed

In the United States, more than 90% of 25.8 million adults with diabetes have type 2 disease, according to the CDC. More than 1.9 million cases were diagnosed in 2010 alone among adults aged 20 and older. Approximately 90% of...

Strategies for Improving Diabetes Care

This Physician’s Weekly feature was completed in cooperation with the experts at the American Diabetes Association. Over the last decade, healthcare providers in primary care settings and endocrinology practices have seen...

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