Obesity and Weight Management Perspective

 
 
  • Are Clinicians Reluctant to Prescribe Weight Loss Drugs?   Despite a national obesity crisis, a recent survey shows that clinicians aren't using all available tools to help patients lose weight.
  • Treating Alcoholic Liver Diseases Dr Rowen Zetterman on how promoting early alcohol abstinence, looking for comorbidities, and implementing other techniques may keep a bad situation from getting worse.
  • 'Really Good' New Guidelines for T2 Diabetes   Dr Anne Peters applauds the latest changes to guidelines that put cardiovascular risk at the forefront of type 2 diabetes management.
  • Hungry for Health: Fasting's Medical Benefits Once regarded as a fringe intervention, researchers are presenting an increasingly compelling case for the clinical value of intermittent fasting.
  • Affluence and Liver Cancer: What's the Connection?   Rising rates of liver cancer mortality parallel another health issue in the US--obesity.
  • Weight Stigma and Health: Does Self-blame Play a Role? Evidence suggests that some overweight persons blame themselves for their body weight, impeding their ability to make lifestyle changes to improve health.
  • Plant-Based Diets: A Little Goes a Long Way   Dr Vega discusses an analysis of 20 years of data from almost 10,000 adults.
  • Simple Tool Predicts 2-Year Diabetes Risk An operational question about allocating diabetes resources results in a simple algorithm that identifies the people at highest risk for developing diabetes.
  • How Many Kids Really Have High Blood Pressure? The normative values for BP have been updated. A new analysis shows that, as a result, more children are classified as having elevated readings.
  • We Can't Just Give Up on Obesity A pediatric endocrinologist describes the harsh realities of practicing in the South today and calls on the medical profession to redress 'sins of the past.'
  • ECO 2018 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ECO 2018
  • ACP Glycemic Target Guidance: An Author Makes the Case   Dr Jay H. Shubrook interviews Dr Timothy J. Wilt on ACP's updated guidance statement on pharmacologic treatment of nonpregnant patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
  • Extreme Diets: Fads and Facts Radical diets have exploded in popularity since the 19th century. We dig into notable examples -- from Fletcherism to liquid diets to Beverly Hills -- reviewing their history, claims, and impact.
  • NAFLD Is a Growing Problem Recent guidance from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases for the evaluation and management of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is profiled.
  • Can Obesity Ever Be Healthy?   Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights a study showing that 'metabolically healthy obesity' may be a temporary condition.
  • Saving Black Mothers' Lives Our high rates of maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity disproportionately affect minority women. How can we prevent these unnecessary deaths?
  • AACE 2018 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AACE 2018.
  • Should We View Obesity as Normal and Okay?   Many people say that obesity is normal. An expert says we shouldn't shame people because they're fat, but we shouldn't concede that being fat is normal either, because it is unhealthy.
  • Be Wary of Liver Injury From Herbals or Dietary Supplements Healthcare providers should have a heightened awareness of the harm associated with herbal and dietary supplements, especially because patients may not always disclose their use of them.
  • Modifiable Risk Factors for Colon Cancer   Although there are no national guidelines for colon cancer prevention, a reasonable amount of evidence is available. Dr David Johnson provides key highlights of the current evidence.