Apr 15, 2006 Issue
Caring for Patients After Bariatric Surgery [Article]

Bariatric surgery leads to sustainable long-term weight loss and may be curative for such obesity-related comorbidities as diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea in severely obese patients. The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass has become the most common procedure for patients undergoing bariatric surgery. The...

Apr 15, 2006 Issue
Obesity in Pregnancy: ACOG Committee Opinion [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released an opinion statement on issues specific to pregnancy in obese women. Women who are obese are at increased risk of complications of pregnancy such as gestational hypertension and diabetes, preeclampsia, fetal macrosomia, spon...

Jan 1, 2006 Issue
Controlling Obesity: School, Work, and Leisure [Practice Guidelines]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Task Force on Community Preventive Services reviewed school- and worksite-based strategies for the short-term prevention and control of overweight and obesity.

Jan 1, 2005 Issue
DVDs on Childhood Overweight and Obesity [Practice Guidelines]

Dec 15, 2004 Issue
Recommendations to Reduce Obesity in Children and Adolescents [Practice Guidelines]

The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies has released recommendations that aim to reduce obesity in children and adolescents, by increasing and improving opportunities for children to engage in physical activity and eat a healthy diet.

Dec 1, 2004 Issue
Pharmacologic and Surgical Treatment of Obesity [Practice Guidelines]

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a new report entitled, “Pharmacological and Surgical Treatment of Obesity.”

Nov 1, 2004 Issue
Common Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss [Article]

Over-the-counter dietary supplements to treat obesity appeal to many patients who desire a 'magic bullet' for weight loss. Asking overweight patients about their use of weight-loss supplements and understanding the evidence for the efficacy, safety, and quality of these supplements are critical when...

Jun 15, 2004 Issue
Metabolic Syndrome: Time for Action [Article]

The constellation of dyslipidemia (hypertriglyceridemia and low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol), elevated blood pressure, impaired glucose tolerance, and central obesity is identified now as metabolic syndrome, also called syndrome X. Soon, metabolic syndrome will overtake cigarette ...

Jun 1, 2004 Issue
Prevention and Treatment of Overweight in Children and Adolescents [Article]

Overweight in childhood and adolescence is an important public health issue because of its rapidly increasing prevalence and associated adverse medical and social consequences. Recent studies have estimated that 15 percent of children in the United States are at risk for overweight, and an additiona...

Apr 15, 2004 Issue
Screening for Obesity in Adults: Recommendations and Rationale [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for obesity in adults based on the USPSTF's examination of evidence specific to obesity and overweight in adults.

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