Posts Tagged ‘The Obesity Society’

George Blackburn: Father of Obesity and Nutrition Medicine

February 22, 2017 — We feel the world diminished by the loss of a very fine man this week. George Blackburn, MD, PhD, died on Tuesday at his home in Boston. President-elect Caroline Apovian of the Obesity Society explains: My friend and mentor George Blackburn was truly the father of nutrition and obesity medicine. He is someone who supported […]

Growing Gaps in Pediatric Obesity Care

February 7, 2017 — As the prevalence of severe childhood obesity continues to grow, the gap in resources and guidelines for pediatric obesity care is reaching a crisis. In Clinical Obesity this month, Timothy Nissen and colleagues published an analysis of the evidence for current pediatric obesity guidelines. They found existing guidelines are out of date. The evidence supporting them is […]

Health Plans Neglecting Children with Obesity

December 7, 2016 — A pair of new publications today in Obesity addresses medical care for children with obesity, leaving us both encouraged and profoundly discouraged. Encouragement comes from the fact that smart people from many different disciplines are finally coming together to solve a serious problem that destroys the lives of millions of children, starting at an early […]

Ten Top Highlights of ObesityWeek 2016

November 5, 2016 — ObesityWeek in New Orleans was a feast of new information and perspectives for people who devote their careers to understanding and solving the challenge of obesity. The highlights were many and different for every attendee. Here are ten for your consideration. Sadaf Farooqi delivered a keynote address that mixed good humor with serious science about […]

Ten Studies at the Top of Our List for ObesityWeek 2016

October 30, 2016 — Sorting through all of the new research at ObesityWeek 2016 is a bit of a treasure hunt. With literally thousands of studies, you can’t even come close to seeing them all presented. But choosing is never easy. So here are ten at the top of our list to see: Genome-wide Gene Expression Study in Skeletal […]

Six Things to Look for at ObesityWeek 2016

October 24, 2016 — ObesityWeek 2016 in New Orleans is barely a week away. ASMBS and the Obesity Society (TOS) have wedged an incredible wealth of new information into this short week. Sorting through the options is already a challenge and program information just keeps coming. More than a thousand research abstracts will be presented. So you better plan […]

Nine Dimensions of Progress in Addressing Obesity

August 12, 2016 — UThree years after the AMA decided that obesity is a chronic disease, have we seen progress in addressing obesity? Earlier this year, Arya Sharma commented that “The U.S. has made remarkable progress in policy recognition of obesity as a disease.” In a new paper to be published in Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics, Ted Kyle, Emily […]

Expecting Too Much from BMI

February 10, 2016 — Flogging the limitations of Body Mass Index has become an easy sport. A new study in the International Journal of Obesity provides an excellent perspective on the problems with relying on BMI in isolation as an measure of health. Tomiyama and colleagues analyzed NHANES data for height, weight, and measures of cardiometabolic health, such as blood […]

Influence for Change in Obesity

January 28, 2016 — Change in obesity policy and the epidemic itself has been painfully slow for decades. But a growing collection of influential voices in social media are working for more positive steps to improve the lives of people with obesity and reduce the impact of this epidemic. ConscienHealth is fortunate to be one of the top 20 influencers identified […]

27 States Flaunting ACA Ban on Healthcare Discrimination

November 23, 2015 — Five major medical groups have filed a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, charging 27 states with  healthcare discrimination that violates the Affordable Care Act. They cite denial of access to surgical care for obesity that discriminates against people based on pre-existing conditions, disabilities, and gender. All […]