Obesity Information Center
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans provides recommendations for physical activity that have the potential to reduce the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia, and several cancers.
About 1 in 3 adults with prediabetes has arthritis, and half of those with both conditions are physically inactive and/or obese.
Prescription of antibiotics and acid-suppressing medications in early childhood is associated with an increased risk for obesity.
The utility and effectiveness of wearable fitness devices are discussed in a clinician's opinion piece.
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.
As new research indicates that long-term use of artificial sweeteners may increase body mass index, a literature search was performed to assess the effect of artificially sweetened beverages on weight gain in the pediatric population.
A middle-aged patient with morbid obesesity and COPD complains about having shortness of breath at rest and dyspnea on exertion.
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?