Obesity and Weight Management Perspective

 
 
  • Time Out of Mind: How Disrupted Sleep Hurts Brain Health Circadian rhythm researchers are uncovering crucial links between our internal clock and neurodegenerative and psychological disorders.
  • Food and Fertility: What to Consume When Trying to Conceive Although we have only observational evidence, certain nutrients seem to enhance--and others to harm--efforts to conceive.
  • Can Diet Reverse Type 2 Diabetes? Recent studies on the effect of low-carb diets on type 2 diabetes produce persuasive results, but experts debate about what constitutes an actual 'reversal.'
  • The Real Scoop on the Latest Low-Carb Diet Study   A major diet study grabbed headlines and made the rounds on morning TV shows, but few interpreted it correctly, reports Perry Wilson.
  • Eating in the Raw: Are Raw Food Devotees Right or at Risk? The centuries-old raw food movement is experiencing a resurgence. Is this diet ancient wisdom or modern folly?
  • What Cardiologists Should Know About Obesity   Cardiologist Seth Baum interviews obesity experts Drs Kahan and Apovian, who dispel the myth of the 'obesity paradox' and the 'metabolically healthy obese,' and any fears about treating this disease.
  • OBESITY WEEK 2018 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from Obesity Week 2018
  • Rapid Weight Loss: Motivating Patients to Change Lifestyle   A 2-month rapid weight loss period puts patients in a frame of mind to avoid diabetes through lifestyle change.
  • Mediterranean Diet's Benefits May Extend to Multiple Diseases Dr William F. Balistreri on the latest evidence showing how we can eat our way toward improved health.
  • Put the Focus on Dinner for Blood Sugar Control   What do you do for patients in whom multiple combinations of oral antihyperglycemics are failing to control blood sugar levels? Dr Cyrus Desouza says to focus on the largest meal of the day.
  • More Bad News About Dietary Supplements   More than three quarters of US adults take OTC dietary supplements. While most are harmless, others contain unapproved ingredients with a high potential for harm.
  • Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes Highlighted at EASD 2018 Dietary changes and regular exercise are proven interventions that reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes, but with rates of obesity on the rise, other strategies may be required.
  • Could It Be the Sugar?   A 'battle royale' is brewing in the nutrition science field.
  • Why Aren't We Prescribing Pills for Obesity? Dr Caroline Apovian says obesity is a chronic condition that may require pharmacotherapy or even bariatric surgery. So why aren't they included in the 2018 USPSTF recommendation statement?
  • Weight Loss and Breast Cancer Risk After Menopause   Good news for women: Even modest weight loss can reduce risk for postmenopausal breast cancer.
  • New Discoveries Take Center Stage at ACG 2018   From novel biopsy methods to data showing gluten-free foods aren't what they appear to be, this year's meeting had practice-changing implications. Dr David Johnson highlights some key studies.
  • AAP 2018 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AAP 2018.
  • The Insulin Wars: Addressing Rising Costs Clinicians debate the reasons for the rising cost of treating diabetes and propose solutions.
  • Case Challenge: The Many Variations of Snoring Snoring is common and potentially miserable for the patient and loved ones. These four cases illustrate the latest guidelines on evaluation and management.
  • Oral Semaglutide a 'PIONEER' in the Treatment of T2D   Dr Martin Haluzik discusses the results of the PIONEER 1 trial, which evaluated the efficacy and safety of oral semaglutide, the first GLP-1 receptor agonist in tablet formulation.