Obesity Information Center
Adult obesity by age of 35 is likely in about 57% of today's children.
Weight-loss diets low in fat and saturated fat consumption, with or without added exercise, may reduce the risk for all-cause mortality in obese adults.
Incidence rates of overweight- and obesity-related cancers have increased in the United States.
Obesity is a chronic, progressive disease, and continued communication on prevention and treatment is paramount to reversing the status quo.
When patients don't get enough sleep, lipid levels in their blood may make it more difficult for them resist overeating.
If a patient is experiencing fatigue, consider exercise and weight loss to help decrease their symptoms.
A patient notes concerns with vision difficulty 4 years after undergoing a laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion with a duodenal switch.
Effective use of research-based interventions and recommendations for overweight and obese children begin with initiating a conversation with the family.
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?