Posts Tagged ‘chronic disease management’

Weight Regain in the Real World vs a Placebo-Controlled Trial

January 30, 2024 — It created quite a stir last week when Epic Research published an analysis suggesting that weight regain in the real world does not look the same as a placebo-controlled trial. After all, regain is quite an important subject. Obesity is clearly a chronic disease, requiring chronic care. But lots of people try to avoid this […]

What Comes from 88 Weeks of Tirzepatide? Or Stopping It?

December 13, 2023 — “The long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead,“ wrote John Maynard Keynes. But Keynes was obviously not a doctor. So his words don’t hold much sway over people who have questions about obesity medicines with impressive short-term results. But for those people, a new study […]

Are We Taking Obesity Seriously Yet?

October 2, 2023 — To be sure, we are making progress. Nonetheless, it’s reasonable to ask if we are yet taking the chronic disease of obesity seriously. Or are we just playing at it? Writing in The Lancet, Priya Sumithran, Francis Finucane, and Ricardo Cohen suggest we may still be doing more of the latter: “How we handle obesity […]

A “Simple” Solution for Diabetes and Obesity

April 10, 2023 — Writing in the Guardian, Jon Ungoed-Thomas tells us he’s stumbled upon a simple solution for diabetes and obesity. A low-carb diet will cure them both! In an observational study of patients in a general practice who volunteered to religiously follow a low-carb diet, they found that patients could lose weight and put diabetes in remission. […]

Tirzepatide Data Signal a New Era in Obesity Treatment

June 5, 2022 — This is what you might call a clean sweep. At the Scientific Sessions of the ADA and in NEJM yesterday, researchers unveiled detailed data on tirzepatide for obesity. When Lilly gave us a peek at these data a month ago, “Wow!” was our response. With the full details in view and peer reviewed, we tend […]

What Exactly Is Well-Controlled Obesity? Does It Matter?

August 31, 2020 — A chronic disease is a medical condition that stays with you. Doctors don’t have a cure, so the goal is to control it. To come as close as possible to living a healthy life despite whatever chronic condition might trouble you. Diabetes? By carefully controlling your blood sugar and your body’s response, most people can […]