Obesity Feature Archive

Strategies to Prevent Obesity in Children

Strategies to Prevent Obesity in Children

Of various interventions used in nonclinical settings for the prevention of childhood overweight and obesity, school-based programs that combine nutrition and exercise and include a home-based component appear to be the most effective approaches.

Semaglutide May Be Useful for Treating Obesity in People Without Diabetes

Semaglutide May Be Useful for Treating Obesity in People Without Diabetes

In combination with dietary and physical activity counseling, all semaglutide doses from 0.05-0.4 mg daily were tolerated and resulted in dose-related reductions in body weight among people with obesity without diabetes.

Case Challenge: Obesity and Shortness of Breath in a 52-Year-Old Man

Case Challenge: Obesity and Shortness of Breath in a 52-Year-Old Man

A man with morbid obesity, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and obstructive sleep apnea presents with shortness of breath and dyspnea on exertion. What is the next step in care?

Managing Acute Pain in Patients With Severe Obesity

Managing Acute Pain in Patients With Severe Obesity

Pain management in patients who are obese can be a challenge due to their altered pharmacokinetic profile.

Exploring Risk Modification Between Obesity and Alzheimer Disease

Exploring Risk Modification Between Obesity and Alzheimer Disease

Research increasingly points to obesity and associated comorbidities as potential contributors to Alzheimer disease pathophysiology, suggesting that conditions such as prediabetes and diabetes may be modifiable risk factors.

Case Study: Man With Obesity, Hypertension Presenting With Worsening Palpitations

Case Study: Man With Obesity, Hypertension Presenting With Worsening Palpitations

A man presents to the emergency department having had palpitations for the past week, and he has a medical history of hypertension, obesity, and hyperlipidemia. What's the diagnosis?

Challenges in Obesity: Reducing the Burden Through Population Health Management

Challenges in Obesity: Reducing the Burden Through Population Health Management

The latest CDC findings show that 40% of US adults and 19% of US children are affected by obesity.

Fitbit Pitfalls: Electronic Tracking Devices May Not Provide Increased Weight Loss Benefits

Fitbit Pitfalls: Electronic Tracking Devices May Not Provide Increased Weight Loss Benefits

Calorie tracker apps are often superior to fitness apps when it comes to increasing weight loss.

Case Study: Changes in Vision After Bariatric Surgery

Case Study: Changes in Vision After Bariatric Surgery

A patient notes concerns with vision difficulty 4 years after undergoing a laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion with a duodenal switch.

Redefining Obesity: An Interview With Jeffrey Mechanick, MD

Redefining Obesity: An Interview With Jeffrey Mechanick, MD

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the American College of Endocrinology are seeking to eliminate the stigma surrounding the term "obesity" and clarify information about obesity as a disease state.

What Role Does Obesity Play in Atrial Fibrillation?

What Role Does Obesity Play in Atrial Fibrillation?

The comorbid conditions of obesity and atrial fibrillation require better prevention and treatment strategies.

The Carbohydrate-Insulin Model: Is It Too Simple?

The Carbohydrate-Insulin Model: Is It Too Simple?

Losing weight is more complex than following a simple diet.

How Does Obesity Affect Arthritis Outcomes?

How Does Obesity Affect Arthritis Outcomes?

Obesity may affect risk of developing osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and it has been linked with increased disease activity and adverse clinical outcomes.

Episodes of Dizziness, Weakness After Bariatric Surgery

Episodes of Dizziness, Weakness After Bariatric Surgery

A patient came to the clinic to discuss her dizzy spells 4 years after her Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.

Cardiovascular Safety Results for Obesity Drug Inconclusive; Researchers Call for New Trial

Cardiovascular Safety Results for Obesity Drug Inconclusive; Researchers Call for New Trial

Findings did not establish the prespecified margin of noninferiority after unplanned early termination.

Central Obesity May Raise Mortality Risk in Normal-Weight Individuals

Central Obesity May Raise Mortality Risk in Normal-Weight Individuals

Central obesity in people with normal weight may increase the risk for premature mortality vs BMI-defined overweight or obesity.

Policymaking and the Obesity Epidemic: Giving Up Power to Build Power

Policymaking and the Obesity Epidemic: Giving Up Power to Build Power

Rajiv Narayan, MSc, offers his thoughts on the special series on obesity published in The Lancet and what changes are necessary to fight the disease.

Liraglutide as Saxenda for Obesity

Liraglutide as Saxenda for Obesity

Jennifer N. Clements, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, BCACP, discusses the pros and cons of liraglutide as a new therapy for weight management.

4 Questions to Consider When Treating Obesity

4 Questions to Consider When Treating Obesity

Clinicians should bear some concerns in mind when following the Endocrine Society's recommendations on pharmacological management of obesity.

Pregnancy Outcomes Mixed After Bariatric Surgery

Pregnancy Outcomes Mixed After Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery was associated with lower risks for some pregnancy complications and outcomes, but higher risks for others.

Reflections on Obesity Week 2014: What to Look for Next Year

Reflections on Obesity Week 2014: What to Look for Next Year

Rajiv Narayan, MSc, discusses the top 10 abstracts presented at Obesity Week 2014.

Guidelines on Pharmacological Management of Obesity Released

Guidelines on Pharmacological Management of Obesity Released

The Endocrine Society has released a clinical practice guideline with recommendations on using drugs to manage obesity and weight loss.

New Medical Models for Treating Obesity

New Medical Models for Treating Obesity

Treatment paradigms for obesity now include medical therapies as well as lifestyle modifications.

Obesity Epidemic Challenges Oncologists

Obesity Epidemic Challenges Oncologists

ASCO recommendation tasks oncologists with assisting obese patients with cancer in finding appropriate resources for weight management.

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