Obesity

 
Helping Patients with Obesity Age Healthier and Happier
January 26, 2022

Three diets that can help patients with obesity age healthier, how to make nutrition personal, and more highlighted, here.

Where are US Youth at Greatest Risk and Why? States Ranked on 6 Key Indicators
January 24, 2022

The highest percentage of youth without a high school diploma is in New Mexico and the youth poverty rate is highest in DC. More red flag indicators follow.

CHD Prevalence in US Shows No Significant Change, According to BRFSS Analysis
January 19, 2022

Coronary heart disease prevalence in the US between 2011 and 2018 saw a statistically insignificant change, from 6.2% to 6.0%, respectively.

Overweight and Obesity: One Expert's 3 Wishes for the Future of Patient Care
January 19, 2022

Donna Ryan, MD, wishes for universal understanding of obesity as a serious chronic disease, for a start. Her other wishes are equally ambitious.

COVID-19 is a Cruel Reminder that Obesity IS a Disease, says Thought Leader Donna Ryan, MD
January 17, 2022

VIDEO Interview: The COVID-19 pandemic has closed what discussion remained about the status of obesity as a disease, according to obesity expert Donna Ryan, MD.

Obesity Expert Highlights 2021 Research Success, Looks to 2022 and Beyond
January 17, 2022

WATCH: The FDA approval of semaglutide 2.4 mg for adults with obesity was "by far the big event in 2021," said Donna Ryan, MD. More from our look back/look ahead interview, here.

Overweight, Obesity May Lead to More UK Hospitalizations than Previously Estimated
January 14, 2022

Using Mendelian randomization, a new study found in particular that waist-hip ratio may be a more important predictor of hospitalization than BMI.

The Obesity Drug Pipeline: 10 Questions on Rx Development
January 06, 2022

Take this quick quiz to test your knowledge of recent advances most likely to have an impact on weight management in your practice.

New Study Suggests Obesity is Modifiable Risk Factor for Severe COVID-19 Infection
January 04, 2022

Among patients with obesity, prior weight loss achieved with bariatric surgery was associated with a 60% lower risk of severe COVID-19, suggests new research.

Obesity Linked to Elevated Risk of Heart Failure in Persons with Diabetes
December 10, 2021

Increases in obesity parameters significantly increased risk of incident heart failure in persons with diabetes, but not without diabetes, in a large community-based cohort study.