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Measures of Maximum BMI, Weight History Linked to All-Cause Mortality

Measures of Maximum BMI, Weight History Linked to All-Cause Mortality

Gauging weight history in clinical practice may help identify patients at risk for weight-related mortality.

Mediterranean Diet, Physical Activity Effective for Weight Loss, Decreased Cardiovascular Events

A 12-month intensive lifestyle intervention including an energy-restricted Mediterranean diet, increased physical activity, and behavioral support for overweight/obese patients was found to be beneficial in decreasing adiposity and cardiovascular events.

Parental Chronic Spinal Pain May Affect Prognosis in Adult Offspring

Individuals with chronic spinal pain, particularly those who are overweight or obese, may be less likely to recover from this condition if both their parents also have chronic spinal pain.

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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