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.
The study compared two weight-loss diets in adolescents who were overweight or obese with the goal of increasing regular water uptake to 8 cups daily.
The procedure could be used as alternative to bariatric surgery for selected patients with obesity.
A patient notes concerns with vision difficulty 4 years after undergoing a laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion with a duodenal switch.
The USPSTF recommends that children and adolescents older than age 6 years should be screened for obesity.
Effective use of research-based interventions and recommendations for overweight and obese children begin with initiating a conversation with the family.
Cognitive behavioral therapy, lisdexamfetamine, second-generation antidepressants, and topiramate reduced binge eating.
A patient came to the clinic to discuss her dizzy spells 4 years after her Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.
Patients should be encouraged to incorporate daily exercise into their treatment regimen.
Women categorized as class III obese were more likely to experience adverse outcomes in pregnancy and neonatal risks.
The AspireAssist device has been approved for treatment of obese patients with a BMI of 35 to 55.
An analysis of data from NHANES shows that obesity rates continue to increase in women and adolescents.
New guidelines support use of metabolic surgery as standard treatment option for type 2 diabetes, obesityJune 01, 2016
A panel of experts has recommended that metabolic surgery be included as a treatment option for patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity.
When patients don't get enough sleep, lipid levels in their blood may make it more difficult for them resist overeating.
A patient comes to her yearly nutrition check-up 11 years after undergoing gastric bypass surgery with reports of loose stools with significant odor several times per day.
The risk of developing hand, hip, and knee osteoarthritis is increased in people who are overweight or obese.
A National Center for Health Statistics study found significantly higher rates of asthma prevalence among obese women compared with men.
Women considered obese were more likely to have depression than women of a normal weight.
High body weight percentage may increase mortality, and poor physical fitness in youth can increase diabetes risk later in life.
Obesity-specific visits were more likely to include weight, height, and blood glucose and lipid testing.
HHS and USDA have released the latest edition of dietary guidelines for Americans that focus on healthy eating patterns and preventing chronic diseases.
Gastric bypass surgery improves patient well-being, though symptom prevalence, hospitalization rate high afterwardJanuary 06, 2016
About 90% of patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery experience 1 or more related symptoms afterward.
After steadily gaining weight for 10 years, an obese patient seeks help in achieving sustained, long-term weight loss.
A meta-analysis from 58 studies found that the risks of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) increased 7.4% with each one-unit increase in BMI.
Women with a higher body mass index (BMI) in early adulthood were at an elevated risk of sudden cardiac death and coronary heart disease.
Patients with type 2 diabetes and severe insulin resistance may require large doses of insulin to achieve glycemic control.
Central obesity paired with a normal weight (according to BMI) leads to a higher risk of premature mortality than is found in overweight or obese people, according to the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Compared with other dietary interventions, low-fat diets are not more effective for long-term weight loss.
Changes in alcohol metabolism, substituting substances for food, and hormone changes may increase the risk for suicide after bariatric surgery.