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Obesity

Mar 15, 2003 Issue
Counseling for Physical Activity in Overweight and Obese Patients [Article]

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. More than 60 percent of U.S. adults are now overweight or obese (defined as at least 30 lb [13.6 kg] overweight), predisposing more than 97 million Americans to a host of chronic diseases and conditions. Physical activity has a positive ...


Oct 1, 2002 Issue
Obesity [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of drug treatments for obesity in adults?


Jan 1, 2002 Issue
Medical Care for Obese Patients: Advice for Health Care Professionals [Article]

More than 60 percent of adults in the United States are overweight or obese, and obese persons are more likely to be ill than those who are not. Obesity presents challenges to physicians and patients and also has a negative impact on health status. Some patients who are obese may delay medical care ...


Jun 1, 2001 Issue
Obesity: Assessment and Management in Primary Care [Article]

Obesity is a complex, multifactorial condition in which excess body fat may put a person at health risk. National data indicate that the prevalence of obesity in the United States is increasing in children and adults. Reversing these trends requires changes in individual behavior and the elimination...


Sep 1, 2000 Issue
Alternative Therapies: Part 1. Depresssion, Diabetes, Obesity [Article]

Natural supplements are widely used in the United States and, while claims of their therapeutic effects abound, medical research does not always support their effectiveness. St. John's wort acts as a weak selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor with fewer side effects. S-Adenosylmethionine (SAMe) has...


Jul 15, 2000 Issue
Medical Management of Obesity [Article]

Obesity is one of the most common medical problems in the United States and a risk factor for illnesses such as hypertension, diabetes, degenerative arthritis and myocardial infarction. It is a cause of significant morbidity and mortality and generates great social and financial costs. Obesity is de...


Jun 15, 2000 Issue
Successful Management of the Obese Patient [Article]

Obesity is a chronic disease that affects a substantial number of Americans. Obesity significantly increases a person's risk of cardiovascular diseases and morbidity. Modification of lifestyle behaviors that contribute to obesity (e.g., inappropriate diet and inactivity) is the cornerstone of treatm...


Apr 1, 2000 Issue
Drug Therapy for Obesity [Article]

Obesity is a common health problem in the United States, and effective treatment is challenging. Obesity is associated with an increased mortality rate and risk factors such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes mellitus. Numerous treatments are available for obesity. Behavioral therapy, surg...


Feb 15, 1999 Issue
Evaluation and Treatment of Childhood Obesity [Article]

The prevalence of childhood obesity in the United States has risen dramatically in the past several decades. Although 25 to 30 percent of children are affected, this condition is underdiagnosed and undertreated. Hormonal and genetic factors are rarely the cause of childhood obesity; unnecessary diag...


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