Posts Tagged ‘medical training’

Surprise! Vague Weight Loss Advice Fails Us

December 14, 2022 — Decades have passed with medical experts talking about an “obesity epidemic.” Meanwhile the prevalence of this condition rose without a pause. A new study in Family Practice offers some insight into how this plays out in primary care. Madeleine Tremblett, Annabel Poon, Paul Aveyard, and Charlotte Albury analyzed 159 recordings of advice from GPs to […]

ECO2022: A Massive Global Survey of Teen Obesity

May 7, 2022 — The sheer volume of information that emerges from an international conference like ECO2022 is overwhelming. We will be digesting new insights for months after the conference concludes today. One source of insights comes from a massive global survey of teen obesity presented Thursday – ACTION Teens. Perhaps it should not be a surprise. But this […]

Benign Neglect for Childhood Obesity?

November 14, 2020 — Leave fat kids alone. That’s the proposal from Aubrey Gordon in the New York Times, and she makes a compelling case. A war on childhood obesity mutated into a war on fat kids for four decades and accomplished almost nothing good. In fact, it left many kids, such as Gordon, burning up with feelings of […]

Moving Toward Better Medical Training for Obesity Care

April 22, 2017 — The needle is moving. We’ve long known that healthcare providers are ill-equipped to provide competent obesity care. Three years ago, the Bipartisan Policy Center stepped forward. The center called for a long-term effort improve training healthcare professionals in obesity prevention and treatment. Now, we have news that medical training programs are stepping up to the challenge. Training That’s […]

Where Do Obesity Medicine Physicians Learn the Specialty?

January 6, 2017 — Today’s post comes with our gratitude from Katherine Duncan, the first fellow in obesity medicine in the  McGovern Medical School of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She offers a personal perspective on obesity medicine physicians learning to practice this emerging specialty. I discovered early in my medical training that I wanted to […]