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Obesity

Jan 1, 2016 Issue
Treatment of Adult Obesity with Bariatric Surgery [Article]

The most common surgical procedures for treating obesity include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. This article discusses choosing a procedure, risks and benefits, postoperative management, and effectiveness.


Sep 15, 2015 Issue
Behavioral Counseling to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults with Cardiovascular Risk Factors [Putting Prevention into Practice]

J.W., a 34-year-old man who smokes, presents for his annual checkup for hypertension. Hisblood pressure is elevated (142/95 mm Hg), and he has gained 10 lb (4.5 kg) since his lastvisit. J.W. is now considered overweight, with a body mass index (BMI) of 27 kg per m2. He reports no other symptoms or problems.


May 1, 2015 Issue
Behavioral Counseling to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults with Cardiovascular Risk Factors: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF recommends offering or referring adults who are overweight or obese and have additional cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors to intensive behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthful diet and physical activity for CVD prevention.


Mar 1, 2015 Issue
Obesity and Joint Injuries in Children [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

Lower extremity injuries are 18% more likely in overweight children, 24% more likely in obese children, and 34% more likely in extremely obese children when compared with normal weight peers. The risk of lower extremity fractures is also increased by 17% in overweight children, 23% in obese children...


May 15, 2014 Issue
Complications of Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery for Obesity [Article]

Learn how to diagnose and manage several common complications.


Mar 1, 2014 Issue
Long-Term Results of Drug Treatment for Obesity [POEMs]

This review of commonly used weight-loss medications, including orlistat (Xenical), lorcaserin (Belviq), phentermine/topiramate (Qsymia), bupropion (Wellbutrin), metformin (Glucophage), and zonisamide (Zonegran), reported an average weight loss for participants of 2.5 to 8.0 kg (5.5 to 17.5 lb) rela...


Dec 15, 2013 Issue
Intensive Lifestyle Intervention Fails to Improve Patient-Oriented Outcomes in Persons with Obesity and Diabetes [POEMs]

This large, well-designed trial failed to find a statistically significant improvement in patient-oriented outcomes in patients with diabetes, despite a fairly intensive lifestyle intervention and long-term follow-up.


May 1, 2013 Issue
Obesity in Pregnancy [Editorials]

Obesity is increasingly common among pregnant women, and it can cause significant risk to mother and fetus. Family physicians who provide prenatal care should also be familiar with recommendations for the management of obesity in pregnancy.


Nov 15, 2012 Issue
Screening for and Management of Obesity in Adults [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case study: A 40-year-old woman presents to your office for a routine well-woman examination. She has no significant medical history. She recently participated in a health fair at work and underwent free lipid and glucose screening; both levels were within normal limits.


Nov 15, 2012 Issue
Screening for and Management of Obesity in Adults: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening all adults for obesity. Clinicians should offer or refer patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg per m2 or higher to intensive, multicomponent behavioral interventions.


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