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Obesity

Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on obesity and related issues, including bariatric surgery, childhood obesity, diet, exercise, lifestyle counseling, and weight loss maintenance. New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past 12 months is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.

Categories

Overview

Screening and Diagnosis

Prevention

Treatment

Complications and Special Situations

Editorials and Letters

Improving Practice

Patient Education, Self-Care

Other AFP Content



Overview

03/15/2009 Primary Care's Ecologic Impact on Obesity [Graham Center Policy One-Pagers]

Adult

10/15/2010 Obesity in Adults [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

Children and Adolescents

07/01/2008 Childhood Obesity: Highlights of AMA Expert Committee Recommendations Patient Education
12/01/2007 Obesity in Children [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

Screening and Diagnosis

11/15/2012 Screening for and Management of Obesity in Adults [Putting Prevention into Practice]
11/15/2012 Screening for and Management of Obesity in Adults: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
04/15/2011 Secondary Causes of Obesity [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
03/15/2011 Screening for Obesity in Children and Adolescents [Putting Prevention into Practice]
03/15/2011 Screening for Obesity in Children and Adolescents: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
11/01/2008 Evaluating Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Children and Adolescents Algorithm

Prevention

07/01/2012 Interventions to Prevent Childhood Obesity [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Treatment

09/01/2016 Update on Office-Based Strategies for the Management of Obesity new
07/15/2016 Liraglutide (Saxenda) for Weight Loss [STEPS] new
04/15/2015 Naltrexone/Bupropion (Contrave) for Weight Loss [STEPS]
12/15/2014 Lorcaserin (Belviq) for Weight Loss [STEPS]
10/15/2014 Phentermine/Topiramate (Qsymia) for Chronic Weight Management [STEPS]
04/01/2011 Appetite Suppressants as Adjuncts for Weight Loss [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
09/15/2010 Weight Loss Maintenance Patient Education
06/01/2008 Low Glycemic Diets for Obesity Treatment [Cochrane for Clinicians]
11/01/2007 Metformin Therapy and Diabetes Prevention in Adolescents Who Are Obese [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
05/01/2007 Exercise is an Effective Intervention in Overweight and Obese Patients [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Complications and Special Situations

01/01/2016 Making Lifestyle Changes After Gastric Bypass [Close-ups]
01/01/2016 Treatment of Adult Obesity with Bariatric Surgery
05/15/2014 Complications of Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery for Obesity Algorithm
04/01/2010 ACOG Guidelines on Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery [Practice Guidelines]
01/15/2008 Predicting Mortality Risk in Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery [Point-of-Care Guides] Point of Care

Editorials and Letters

05/01/2013 Obesity in Pregnancy [Editorials]
07/01/2008 Family Physicians and the Childhood Obesity Epidemic [Editorials]
11/01/2006 BMI Monitoring in the Management of Obesity in Toddlers [Editorials]
06/15/2010 Hypocupremia in Patients After Gastric Bypass Surgery [Letters to the Editor]

Improving Practice

03/01/2007 Are Obese Physicians Effective at Providing Healthy Lifestyle Counseling? [Curbside Consultation]
09/01/2006 Obesity: Psychological and Behavioral Considerations [Curbside Consultation]

From Family Practice Management

AAFP's Journal of Practice Improvement

11/01/2008 Time Is on Your Side: Coding on the Basis of Time
01/01/2002 Toward Sensitive Treatment of Obese Patients
06/01/2000 Planning Group Visits for High-Risk Patients

Patient Education, Self-Care

09/01/2016 Weight Loss: Practical Tips new Patient Education
10/01/2011 Weight Loss Surgery Patient Education
09/15/2010 Tips on Keeping Weight Off: Successful Weight Loss Maintenance Patient Education

From FamilyDoctor.org

AAFP's Patient Education Resource

Prevention & Wellness
Weight Issues in Children
What You Should Know Before You Start A Weight Loss Plan

Other AFP Content

Tips from Other Journals

06/15/2008 Are Parents' Perceptions of Their Child's Weight Accurate?
05/15/2008 Obese Mothers Should Gain Little or No Weight During Pregnancy
03/15/2008 Bariatric Surgery Reduces Mortality Rates
03/01/2008 Are Weight Loss Maintenance Programs Effective in Children?
06/01/2006 Waist-to-Hip Ratio Better Predictor of Disease Than BMI

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