Obesity Opinion Archive
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.
Encouraging patients to get more sleep each night may help them lose weight.
Clinicians should re-examine their bias against obese and overweight patients.
As fads come and go, researchers have consistently observed the critical role whole grains play in the prevention of heart disease.
Suspected macrosomia is not generally enough of reason to induce labor or schedule a cesarean prior to 39 weeks.
Smaller and more gradual changes in diet and physical activity can help patients lose weight and improve health.
Research from Canada demonstrated that a neck-to-waist ratio of >0.41 has sufficient sensitivity and specificity to be considered a predictor of obstructive sleep apnea.
The Grain Foods Foundation's Glenn Gaesser, PhD, discusses how whole grains benefit patients.
Setting realistic goals and establishing a time frame are just two tips for helping patients' health resolutions.
The Grain Foods Foundation's Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum discusses the benefits of the Mediterranean diet.
A recent study suggests class III obesity shortens life span by 6.5 to 13.7 years.
Obesity is a well known risk factor for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases but also for many types of cancer.
Providing weight-loss guidance on an ongoing basis to your patients can make a difference in the nation's war on obesity.
Individuals who get less sleep tend to eat more often and consume less healthful food.
Food deserts in low-income areas contribute to high obesity rates.
Bryan weighs in at 210 lbs, and he's 10 years old. He wants to be a policeman, but gets tired going up stairs. What can we do for him?
Weight is one of the toughest topics to discuss with patients, but we can no longer avoid it as the obesity epidemic grows.
Deconditioning -- a complication of POTS -- is also a common cause of morbidity and mortality in preventable diseases such as obesity.
An obese 12-year-old experiences rapid weight gain over the summer. Is granny to blame?
Promoting behavioral changes during childhood is an effective prevention tool that is much cheaper than treating adults experiencing adverse health outcomes from preventable conditions.
Self-regulation of hunger and understanding satiety is the most important thing parents and caretakers can teach their children.
Many health-care providers are unsure of the best way to talk about weight with their patients. A survey suggests that some terminology may be better than others for inspiring positive behavior changes.
Identifying and modifying risk factors through engaging in preventative health activities is the key to achieving good health from head to toe, and is the backbone of primary care.
Women and children with obstructive sleep apnea are often misdiagnosed because they present differently than men.
Group health care visits could improve adolescent health by encouraging commitment to a prevention-based lifestyle and help shift U.S. health care away from a system based on treating diseases, to one that aims at stopping them before they begin.
Why are U.S. mothers still dying during birth when we spend more on health care than any other country in the world?
When it comes to losing weight, many patients seek instant gratification.
What is the financial toll of obesity?
A new study tries to quantify the impact of an absent biological father on adolescent development.
However, "high-dose" formulations increase the risk of DVT and other cardiovascular complications.
Don't believe everything you read. Or at least not every headline.
If you lose weight, does it matter how you lost the weight? Not really.
Tailoring exercise recommendations to meet the unique needs of each patient gives those patients a better chance of meeting the fitness goals they have set with you.