Obesity and Weight Management Perspective

 
 
  • Mobile Data and the 'Holy Grail' in Obesity Research   Eric Topol interviews Donna Spruijt-Metz on how mobile sensors can be used to both understand childhood obesity and change eating behavior.
  • Are Dogs an Anxious Child's Best Friend? A pet dog is not a magic bullet for a child's mental health, but early results are promising enough to warrant more study.
  • When Is 'Sarcoidosis' Not Sarcoidosis? Dr Stephen Paget discusses a case that illustrates the importance of a thorough differential diagnosis when assessing for sarcoidosis.
  • NAFLD and GUT: An Intriguing Association This case illustrates how metabolic factors and intestinal permeability can be the keys to reversing fatty liver disease.
  • Bias and Burnout: Evil Twins The Medscape 2016 Lifestyle Report surveyed physicians about perceptions of their own burnout and their biases toward patients. Are the two factors linked?
  • Can Weight Loss Improve Asthma? Can weight reduction improve asthma indices in patients with obesity? Many questions remain, but it looks promising.
  • Should ART Be Delayed in Overweight Women? High rates of adverse effects associated with obesity can overshadow complications from IVF. Still, would obese women be better served by losing weight before undergoing assisted reproduction?
  • Healthier People: 20 Years of Public Health Achievements We have achieved much in 20 years, but we can't rest on our public health laurels; much remains to be done.
  • ObesityWeek 2015 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from Obesity 2015.
  • Obesity: Treatment Options and Communication Strategies What contributes to inadequate obesity screening and weight counseling? Are there new resources that may help clinicians?
  • The Psychosocial Factors of the Obesity Epidemic: 3 S's   Stressed out, lacking sleep, and forced to be an early bird? Research shows that these factors contribute to the obesity epidemic.
  • Clinical Implications of Visceral Obesity   Why should patients with intra-abdominal visceral fat be screened, and how should they be managed?
  • Phenotypes of Prediabetes in Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes   Why are lifestyle interventions unsuccessful in some prediabetic persons? Dr Häring discusses prediabetes subphenotypes that could help targeting prevention programs.
  • Liver Diseases in Children: Challenges and Opportunities What progress has been made in the treatment of some of the most frequent liver diseases in children, and what does the future hold?
  • Heart Disease: What's Bad for the Goose Is Bad for the Gander   Dr Black interviews Dr Martha Gulati on why clinicians need to consider cardiovascular disease in their female patients, and the similarities and differences in CVD between men and women.
  • ESC Imagine Our World if We Taught It How to Eat Dr Walton-Shirley recounts a session on healthy eating, a fight against trans fats, the poor record of supplements in clinical trials and urges her fellow physicians to join her in the battle to get people to eat what's good for them.
  • A Real-Life Diabetes Prevention Success Story   A couple of researchers and the local YMCA have piloted a weight-loss and diabetes prevention program that could serve as a model for the entire country.
  • Can Brown Fat Play a Role in Weight Loss?   Could brown adipose tissue be a pharmacologic target to treat obesity? What is its role in weight loss maintenance? See Eric Ravussin's input on this topic.
  • 'The Skinny' on Obesity, Cancer, and Losing Weight A special session at ASCO 2015 explored the best evidence linking obesity and cancer, and reviewed key strategies for helping patients manage their weight through diet and exercise.
  • A Look at the Evidence: Diet, Exercise and Cancer Risk How much do diet and exercise affect cancer risk? At the ASCO 2015 annual meeting, an expert in cancer prevention discusses the weight of the evidence.
 
 
 
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