Mar 15, 2011 Issue
Screening for Obesity in Children and Adolescents: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians screen children six years and older for obesity, and offer them or refer them to comprehensive, intensive behavioral interventions to promote improvement in weight status.

Mar 15, 2011 Issue
Screening for Obesity in Children and Adolescents [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case study: A seven-year-old boy presents with his mother for a routine well-child visit. He does not report any problems, his medical history is unremarkable, and he has no family history of heart disease or diabetes mellitus.

Dec 15, 2010 Issue
Thiazolidinedione Therapy for Managing Metabolic Syndrome [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

There is no patient-oriented evidence supporting the use of TZD therapy in patients in the general population who have metabolic syndrome. Rosiglitazone (Avandia) use decreases cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with metabolic syndrome who are undergoing coronary stenting.

Oct 15, 2010 Issue
Obesity in Adults [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of drug treatments in adults with obesity? What are the effects of bariatric surgery in adults with morbid obesity?

Sep 15, 2010 Issue
Weight Loss Maintenance [Article]

Successful long-term weight loss maintenance can be achieved by various means. A combination of dietary and physical activity interventions, along with one or more behavioral approaches, has proven successful in some persons, as documented by the National Weight Control Registry, but is limited by a...

Sep 1, 2010 Issue
Approaching an Employee About Her Weight [Curbside Consultation]

This case scenario addresses important and commonly encountered medical problems: weight gain and obesity.

Jun 15, 2010 Issue
Office-Based Strategies for the Management of Obesity [Article]

Roughly two thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese. Obesity increases the risk of hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, heart disease, pulmonary disease, hepatobiliary disease, cancer, and a number of psychosocial complications. Physicians often feel unprepared to handle t...

Jun 15, 2010 Issue
Let's Treat Obesity Seriously [Editorials]

Nov 1, 2008 Issue
Evaluating Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Children and Adolescents [Article]

Obesity continues to be a growing public health problem. According to the 2003-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 17 percent of persons two to 19 years of age are overweight. The number of obese children and adolescents has tripled in the past 20 years. Obesity in adults is assoc...

Jul 1, 2008 Issue
Childhood Obesity: Highlights of AMA Expert Committee Recommendations [Article]

Childhood obesity is an increasingly serious problem; 13.9 percent of children two to five years of age, 18.8 percent of children six to 11 years of age, and 17.4 percent of adolescents 12 to 19 years of age in America are obese. Practical strategies that primary care physicians can use to tackle th...

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