Posts Tagged ‘intensive behavioral treatment’

The Persistent Benefits of Obesity Care

April 20, 2023 — Like never before, we are in the midst of intensive public discourse about obesity, obesity care, and weight loss. Some of it is frivolous and some of it is frankly misleading. But what is really good in the middle of all this is that more people than ever before have options for dealing with obesity […]

When Impulses Strike in Obesity

March 14, 2017 — A simple fact of our food environment is that food cues surround us daily. Those food cues may prompt impulses to have a quick bite to eat. And different people respond differently to those impulses. Emerging evidence suggests that impulsivity plays a role in obesity risk. And new research published in Appetite suggests that it may play a […]

Score One for Mindfulness

October 1, 2016 — The concept of mindfulness has tremendous momentum in popular culture. So naturally, we are skeptical when fans suggest that it’s the answer to all our woes in obesity. But a new study published in the October issue of Obesity makes it pretty clear that incorporating mindfulness principles into behavioral therapy for weight loss and maintenance can […]

Instruct the Patient to Lose Weight

June 26, 2016 — Obesity medicine physician Ethan Lazarus explained to healthcare professionals in Philadelphia Friday how little he needed to know about treating obesity when recently renewing his board certification in Family Medicine. When necessary, “instruct the patient to lose weight.” That was it. It’s a low bar to clear. But such instructions don’t work out too well. […]

No More General Exclusions for Obesity?

October 28, 2015 — Here’s a rare bolt of clarity from a government agency. The U.S. Department of Labor has just published a set of FAQs that includes a question about general exclusions for obesity in health plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Are they permissible? The answer: No. Consistent with PHS Act section 2713, its implementing regulations, […]