If trends continue, about one-third of children and one-half of teens will be obese/overweight by 2030.
The new program, announced by AAPA, will allow its participants to obtain 30 CME credits and an OMA-issued Certificate of Primary-Care Obesity Management after completion.
Recognizing the obesity epidemic and educating physician assistants on the implications of this condition and how they should be caring for obese patients should be prioritized, according to the study authors.
The study authors examined data obtained from the 2007-2008 National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) to determine the prevalence, risk factors, as well as the severity of asthma phenotypes.
Increased adiposity in childhood may negatively impact liver function in children as young as 8 years old.
BMI is positively correlated with increased hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with chronic HBV, though the risk is greater in women.
Better glycemic control, weight reduction with surgical treatment for youths with T2D, severe obesityMarch 22, 2018
For adolescents with type 2 diabetes and severe obesity, surgical therapy facilitates glycemic control and weight reduction better than medical therapy.
Obesity is affiliated with elevated morbidity, cardiovascular disease related mortality, and shorter longevity compared with individuals with a normal body mass index.
Weight loss in obese individuals may lead to reduced pain, affect, and somatic symptoms associated with chronic pain.
The investigators studied the association between abdominal fat, inflammation, and fitness by measuring body weight, dimensions, and blood samples.
Severe obesity may decline in children enrolled in specialized diet programs.
A positive correlation between increased BMI and risk of prostate cancer recurrence was observed in patients undergoing radical prostatectomy.
Some of the comorbidities include increased lipid levels, hypertension, and diabetes.
There is no statistically significant difference in weight loss at 5 years after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy vs laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in morbidly obese patients.
The utility and effectiveness of wearable fitness devices are discussed in a clinician's opinion piece.
A middle-aged patient with morbid obesesity and COPD complains about having shortness of breath at rest and dyspnea on exertion.
More than 40 diet plans across 9 categories have been ranked to help those dieting achieve healthier lifestyles in U.S News & World Report.
Overweight/obese preschools have greater asthma symptoms than normal-weight children when untreated.
Body mass index BMI at a cut-point of 30 kg/m2 may not be an appropriate indicator of obesity in postmenopausal women.
Cocoa, dark chocolate, and raw almonds may help improve lipid profiles in overweight individuals.
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.
Primary care referral to Weight Watchers meetings is associated with weight loss, HbA1c reduction.
The meta-analysis showed that short-term probiotic supplementation reduced body weight, BMI, and fat percentage, but the effect sizes were small.
Obesity is a chronic, progressive disease, and continued communication on prevention and treatment is paramount to reversing the status quo.
CBGT did not prevent overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes from regaining weight lost during weight loss programs.
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.