Obesity and Weight Management Perspective

 
 
  • 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.
  • Bariatric Surgery for Prepregnancy Weight Loss: A Safe Approach? Women are often advised to achieve a healthy weight before becoming pregnant. Is bariatric surgery a safe way to do this, for both mother and baby?
  • 'Compelling' Data: Bariatric Surgery Saves Lives   Why are there still so many hurdles between obese patients with type 2 diabetes who would benefit from this life-saving treatment?
  • Teaming Up to Prevent Heart Disease in People With Diabetes   The American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association are collaborating to improve cardiovascular care of patients with diabetes. Drs Ileana Piña and Stacey Rosen discuss the initiative.
  • Cutting Costs in Diabetes Care   The WHO issues guidelines that can be used to manage diabetes in economically disadvantaged populations.
  • Prevention of Stroke in Obese Patients With Nonvalvular AF Which anticoagulant is most appropriate for stroke prevention in a patient with comorbid obesity and AF? Take this quiz created by experts at ACC to find out.
  • Diabetes Care in Older Adults With CVD: Expert Analysis Glycemic control can be challenging in older patients with co-existing CVD and diabetes. Learn optimal management strategies from experts at ACC.
  • Are Rural Counties More Obese Than Others? A recent study found a disproportionate amount of obesity in America's rural counties but could only speculate on why.
  • Intermittent Fasting: The Risks and Rewards Reports that intermittent fasting could help with the biggest health concerns have inspired millions to take it up. What are the benefits and what are the harms?
  • A Safe Weight Loss Drug That Works   We could be doing obese patients a disservice by not offering this weight loss drug.