Obesity and Weight Management Perspective

 
 
  • 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.
  • Plant-Based Diets as Medicine: Food for Thought   Best-selling author Caldwell Esselstyn and former ACC president Kim Williams discuss their embrace of a plant-based diet and what it will take for the medical profession to take nutrition seriously.
  • T2D Diagnosis at Younger Age: 'Scary Stuff'   Aggressive management is the key to reversing this grim prognosis, says Dr Jim Chamberlain.
  • New Diabetes Guidelines Already Outdated?   The ACP reviewed relevant studies but came to conclusions 'not germane to the way we treat patients with type 2 diabetes today,' says Dr Anne Peters.
  • The Anti-inflammatory Diet's Surprising Benefits in Children   From ADHD to asthma, adopting this diet early in life can address several long-term health risks, according to Dr Diane Barsky.
  • Nebulized Nitrite for HFpEF? Don't Hold Your Breath   Dr Ileana Piña discusses the disappointing yet informative results of inhaled nitrite for HFpEF with INDIE investigator Dr Barry Borlaug.
  • Which AFib Patients Should Receive Anticoagulation? Two clinicians discuss the newest approaches to risk scoring for bleeding and stroke in order to identify the patients who should receive anticoagulation.
  • Brighter Days Ahead: Light Therapy for Bipolar Depression Medscape spoke with Dr Dorothy Sit about her research into the potentially robust impact of this simple treatment.
  • Counseling Women on Weight Gain in Pregnancy Meeting gestational weight gain goals starts with understanding how too little or too much weight can affect maternal and infant outcomes, now and later on in life.
  • Refer Medicare Patients for Free Diabetes Prevention Program   A new Medicare benefit can help patients prevent diabetes and improve other aspects of their health, says Dr Anne Peters.
  • Ketogenic Diet: Which Patients Benefit? Long a treatment for epilepsy, ketogenic diets are being studied for conditions ranging from cancer to diabetes.
  • Why Donald Trump Is Better Off Knowing His Calcium Score A trio of preventive cardiologists take issue with a commentary questioning the utility of coronary calcium scores.
  • Low-Fat or Low-Carb Diet--Which Is Better for Weight Loss?   Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights a new study that explores the debate between low-carb and low-fat diets.