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.
Researchers found an association between poor metabolic health and depression, regardless of weight status.
Adulthood weight gain is associated with an increased risk of major chronic diseases and mortality.
Researchers found a paradoxical increase in thromboembolism risk in low-weight patients with atrial fibrillation and VTE who were treated with direct oral anticoagulants.
The USPSTF has released updated recommendations on obesity screening in children and adolescents to focus on intensive behavioral interventions.
A point-of-care resource tool may help clinicians better manage childhood overweight- and obesity-related comorbidities.
Using collaboration and technology, NPs can help patients prevent weight gain and obesity-related diseases.
Study finds flu shots are less effective for obese adults compared to healthy weight individuals.