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    This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on obesity and related issues, including bariatric surgery, childhood obesity, diet, exercise, lifestyle counseling, and weight loss maintenance. New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past two years is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.
    Oct 15, 2023 Medications to Promote Weight Loss: Guidelines From the American Gastroenterological Association [Practice Guidelines]   CME
    Jan 15, 2023 Semaglutide (Wegovy) for the Treatment of Obesity [STEPS]
    Mar 15, 2022 Cellulose and Citric Acid (Plenity) for Weight Management in Overweight and Obese Adults [STEPS]
    Dec 01, 2018 Wearable Devices for Weight Loss [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]
    Aug 01, 2018 Interventions for Treatment of Overweight and Obese Children [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Sep 01, 2016 Update on Office-Based Strategies for the Management of Obesity   PtEd
    Jul 15, 2016 Liraglutide (Saxenda) for Weight Loss [STEPS]
    Apr 15, 2015 Naltrexone/Bupropion (Contrave) for Weight Loss [STEPS]
    Dec 15, 2014 Lorcaserin (Belviq) for Weight Loss [STEPS]
    Oct 15, 2014 Phentermine/Topiramate (Qsymia) for Chronic Weight Management [STEPS]
    Apr 01, 2011 Appetite Suppressants as Adjuncts for Weight Loss [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Sep 15, 2010 Weight Loss Maintenance   PtEd
    Jun 01, 2008 Low Glycemic Diets for Obesity Treatment [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Nov 01, 2007 Metformin Therapy and Diabetes Prevention in Adolescents Who Are Obese [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    May 01, 2007 Exercise Is an Effective Intervention in Overweight and Obese Patients [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Apr 01, 2020 Interventions for Reducing Childhood Obesity [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Editorials and Letters
    Dec 15, 2023 Learning the ABCDs of Weight Stigma and Bias [Editorials]   FREE
    Oct 15, 2023 Breaking Down the AAP Guideline on Childhood Obesity [Editorials]   FREE
    Aug 15, 2020 Case Report: Wernicke Encephalopathy Following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass [Letters to the Editor]
    May 01, 2018 Obesity in Pregnancy: Risks and Management [Editorials]
    Jun 15, 2010 Hypocupremia in Patients After Gastric Bypass Surgery [Letters to the Editor]
    Jul 01, 2008 Family Physicians and the Childhood Obesity Epidemic [Editorials]
    Nov 01, 2006 BMI Monitoring in the Management of Obesity in Toddlers [Editorials]
    Complications and Special Situations
    Jun 15, 2022 Metabolic Surgery for Adult Obesity: Common Questions and Answers   CME
    Nov 01, 2020 How to Manage a Patient with Weight Regain [Curbside Consultation]
    Jan 01, 2016 Making Lifestyle Changes After Gastric Bypass [Close-ups]
    May 15, 2014 Complications of Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery for Obesity   Alg
    Apr 01, 2010 ACOG Guidelines on Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery [Practice Guidelines]
    Jan 15, 2008 Predicting Mortality Risk in Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery [Point-of-Care Guides]   POC
    Screening and Diagnosis
    Apr 15, 2019 Behavioral Weight Loss Interventions to Prevent Obesity-Related Morbidity and Mortality in Adults [Putting Prevention Into Practice]
    Apr 15, 2019 Behavioral Weight Loss Interventions to Prevent Obesity-Related Morbidity and Mortality in Adults: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Oct 15, 2017 Screening for Obesity in Children and Adolescents: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Apr 15, 2011 Secondary Causes of Obesity [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Nov 01, 2008 Evaluating Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Children and Adolescents   Alg
    Patient Education, Self-Care
    Sep 01, 2016 Weight Loss: Practical Tips [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Oct 01, 2011 Weight Loss Surgery [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Sep 15, 2010 Tips on Keeping Weight Off: Successful Weight Loss Maintenance [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Improving Practice
    May 15, 2015 Losing Weight and Motivating Others [Close-ups]
    Mar 01, 2007 Are Obese Physicians Effective at Providing Healthy Lifestyle Counseling? [Curbside Consultation]
    Sep 01, 2006 Obesity: Psychological and Behavioral Considerations [Curbside Consultation]


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

    Children and Adolescents

    Jul 01, 2008 Childhood Obesity: Highlights of AMA Expert Committee Recommendations   PtEd
    Dec 01, 2007 Obesity In Children [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

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