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CDC: Weight, Waist Size, BMI Increased for Many US Adults

CDC: Weight, Waist Size, BMI Increased for Many US Adults

1999-2000 to 2015-2016 saw increase in mean weight, waist circumference, BMI for many subgroups.

Cesarean Delivery Outcomes May Influence Risk for Early Childhood Overweight

Elective cesarean delivery may influence the risk of early childhood overweight.

Prevalence of Metabolically Healthy Adults in US Very Low

Fewer than a third of normal-weight adults, 8% of overweight adults are metabolically healthy.

Opinion

Obesity Medicine: Time for a Paradigm Shift?

Overweight patients often experience bias from the medical community, which may prevent them from seeking medical attention, even when it's necessary.

Examining the effects of wearable fitness trackers

The utility and effectiveness of wearable fitness devices are discussed in a clinician's opinion piece.

AAPA: Stemming the rise in obesity through effective care delivery

Obesity is a chronic, progressive disease, and continued communication on prevention and treatment is paramount to reversing the status quo.

Clinical Features

Ketogenic Diet for the Management of T2D and Associated Long-Term Complications

Ketogenic Diet for the Management of T2D and Associated Long-Term Complications

With obesity reaching epidemic proportions, and its known association with many metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension, and atherosclerosis, it is worthwhile to look at nutritional approaches to managing these chronic conditions.

Effect of Artificial Sweeteners on Obesity Risk in Children

Effect of Artificial Sweeteners on Obesity Risk in Children

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.

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