Obesity Information Center
A high BMI is associated with an increased risk for severe liver disease, and the risk is higher in those who also have type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Excess weight could influence the risk of of gastrointestinal cancers by altering insulin levels and promoting inflammation.
Effective use of research-based interventions and recommendations for overweight and obese children begin with initiating a conversation with the family.
Adequate fiber intake is critical for maintaining good health, but only 5% of Americans consume the recommended daily amount.
Patients should be encouraged to incorporate daily exercise into their treatment regimen.
Excess fat around the gluteal region can make performing digital rectal exams in obese patients difficult. How can this challenge be overcome?
Conversations about weight loss can contribute tremendously to behavioral changes, but tangible examples may be even more effective.
An obese patient with chronic hepatitis C, diabetes, advanced cirrhosis, and fatty pancreas presents with chronic right-to-middle upper-abdomen pain.
Assessing BMI regularly can help prevent long-term obesity problems.
How should a primary care clinician follow-up after performing a lipid profile on an obese pediatric patient?