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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.


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...


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