Nearly 40% of adults in the United States are now obese, raising concerns that the ever-expanding obesity epidemic will lead to sicker Americans and higher health care costs.
Compared with normal-weight individuals, metabolically healthy obese individuals have an increased risk of coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, and heart failure
The increase in the demand for liver transplantation for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis is expected to continue with the current population obesity trends.
Researchers found an association between poor metabolic health and depression, regardless of weight status.
Adulthood weight gain is associated with an increased risk of major chronic diseases and mortality.
Researchers found a paradoxical increase in thromboembolism risk in low-weight patients with atrial fibrillation and VTE who were treated with direct oral anticoagulants.
The USPSTF has released updated recommendations on obesity screening in children and adolescents to focus on intensive behavioral interventions.
A point-of-care resource tool may help clinicians better manage childhood overweight- and obesity-related comorbidities.
Using collaboration and technology, NPs can help patients prevent weight gain and obesity-related diseases.
Study finds flu shots are less effective for obese adults compared to healthy weight individuals.
Patients who lost weight over a 48-month period had a lower rate of cartilage degeneration than patients who maintained stable weight.
Patients with high risk for bipolar disorder are more likely to exhibit decreased cognitive performance as a function of increasing overweight status.
The score can predict the effectiveness of weight-loss therapy for preventing diabetes in overweight or obese individuals.
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.