Obesity Research Updates

For Medical Professionals

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) reviewed evidence for screening asymptomatic children and adolescents for both familial hypercholesterolemia and multifactorial dyslipidemia.
Johns Hopkins researchers assessed weight loss programs to provide greater transparency for doctors and patients looking for information to assess the best option for care.
Even as experts continue to wrestle with the optimal methods of weight loss, whether surgical or nonsurgical, they're also focusing on the best ways to maintain the weight loss.
Borrowing a technique from addiction specialists, obesity specialists find motivational interviewing helps weight loss patients.
Early lapses on a weight loss program predict overall weight loss success, even if weight loss on track, study finds. Acceptance-based treatment beats standard treatment.
Three years after undergoing bariatric surgery, adolescents experienced major improvements in their weight, metabolic health, and quality of life, according to findings from the prospective, NIH sponsored Teen-LABS (Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery) study.
While speaking at ObesityWeek 2015, Daniel Bessesen, MD proposed a new paradigm, thinking of prescription weight loss medicines as a treatment for a chronic condition—obesity—similar to how physicians treat hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes.
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