Obesity Information Center
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 obesity
For adolescents with type 2 diabetes and severe obesity, surgical therapy facilitates glycemic control and weight reduction better than medical therapy.
The utility and effectiveness of wearable fitness devices are discussed in a clinician's opinion piece.
Obesity is a chronic, progressive disease, and continued communication on prevention and treatment is paramount to reversing the status quo.
When patients don't get enough sleep, lipid levels in their blood may make it more difficult for them resist overeating.
A middle-aged patient with morbid obesesity and COPD complains about having shortness of breath at rest and dyspnea on exertion.
A patient notes concerns with vision difficulty 4 years after undergoing a laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion with a duodenal switch.
Patients should be encouraged to incorporate daily exercise into their treatment regimen.
Excess fat around the gluteal region can make performing digital rectal exams in obese patients difficult. How can this challenge be overcome?
Conversations about weight loss can contribute tremendously to behavioral changes, but tangible examples may be even more effective.
An obese patient with chronic hepatitis C, diabetes, advanced cirrhosis, and fatty pancreas presents with chronic right-to-middle upper-abdomen pain.
Assessing BMI regularly can help prevent long-term obesity problems.
How should a primary care clinician follow-up after performing a lipid profile on an obese pediatric patient?