Obesity and Weight Management Perspective

 
 
  • Focus on Lifestyle Changes: The Indian Diabetes Guidelines   The ABCs of the Indian Diabetes Guidelines: Dr Rucha Mehta compares these guidelines with the ADA guidelines.
  • Dispelling the Myths About Obesity Is obesity a choice? Are people just lazy or suffering from 'food addiction'? Dr Akshay Jain responds to the results of a recent Medscape poll and says it's time to dispel the myths about obesity.
  • Is Sarcopenia Inevitable as We Age?   A reader comment and the inexorable changes inflicted by the natural aging process sparked today's commentary.
  • The Latest Attack on Low-Carb Diets: Science or Politics? A recent paper in Lancet Public Health announced that low-carb diets are associated with increased mortality. But are the study's conclusions based on sound scientific evidence?
  • Who Is the 'Cardiometabolic Specialist'?   With new diabetes drugs available that lower cardiovascular risk, the question arises over which specialty will manage this area of medicine. Or will a new specialty emerge?
  • The Problem With Diet Studies: We Don't Eat Macronutrients The Lancet Public Health recently published a study suggesting that both low- and high-carbohydrate diets are associated with increased mortality. The problem? People eat food, not macronutrients.
  • ESC 2018Do Cardiologists Care About CV Prevention? Everyone agrees that prevention is better than cure. However, few ESC attendees joined Melissa Walton-Shirley for the session on CVD prevention, preferring to stand in line to hear the latest hotlines.
  • ESC 2018Cardiology 2028: Predicting the Future Melissa Walton-Shirley attended a session at the European Society of Cardiology Congress titled "Cardiology 10 Years From Now" and heard some realistic predictions.
  • It's Not the Fat   What brought us to the misguided yet stubborn conclusion that fat is bad for us?
  • The Case Against Sugar Vested interests in the sugar industry are wreaking havoc on public health by influencing both science and public opinion.
  • The Drugs We Prescribe to Kids: What Has Changed? Some interesting trends in drug prescribing to children showed up in a recent national survey.
  • Lectins: Are These Food-Based Proteins Friend or Foe? With limited data or logic to back them up, lectins are now under scrutiny.
  • 5 Dietary Tips to Share With Your Patients With the constant barrage of nutrition and diet advice, it's difficult to know what 'healthy eating' really means. Here are five simple evidence-based tips to share when counseling your patients.
  • 'Life Behind the 8-Ball': Kids With Type 2 Diabetes   Especially in underserved areas of Mississippi, children with type 2 diabetes face an uphill battle, and clinicians have to arm them appropriately for the fight.
  • Considering a Cardiometabolic Subspecialty Robert H. Eckel discusses the potential advantages and challenges in creating a designated cardiometabolic subspecialty. See why he thinks it is a vital idea, despite the obstacles.
  • The Unique Feature of the Israeli Type 2 Diabetes Guideline   The Israeli guidelines vary management of type 2 diabetes mellitus by BMI. Is that a strategy the rest of the world should consider?
  • When Patients Come In Quoting 'The Dr. Oz Show'   Dr Ranit Mishori talks about the validity and reliability of health recommendations seen on TV talk shows, and how to respond when patients ask about them.
  • Digital Media and Kids: Can We Find the Right Dose? Data from this study of childhood flourishing with varying degrees of digital media exposure will be useful when counseling families.
  • Cutting-Edge Primary Care Data From DDW 2018   Dr David Johnson shares new results impacting colon cancer screening, diabetes, anti-TNF agents, and other key areas.
  • The Most Perfect Medical Device of 2018   The best medical device of the year may already be in most of our homes.