Posts Tagged ‘obesity treatment’

My Story, A Dietitian’s Story of Obesity

November 21, 2019 — I’ve had obesity since early childhood. This is my story of living with it. In my immigrant Italian family, chubby children were considered “healthy,” a sign of “making it.” I was lovingly, but, unwittingly, overfed. Up until my early 20s, nothing worked to control my dietary intake or for lasting fat loss. I knew back […]

A Confusing Snapshot of Obesity Self Care

November 20, 2019 — Sad but true, most obesity care is self care. For the most part, that means personal efforts to lose and maintain a lower weight. Recently, a study in JAMA Open Networks, by Liyuan Han et al, generated a flood of headlines on this subject. Bottom line, the story was that “more people are trying and […]

A Sad Tale of Two Bypass Surgeries

November 18, 2019 — Let’s talk about two different kinds of bypass surgeries. Both of them are the subject of studies presented at the American Heart Association’s scientific meeting this past weekend. But that’s where the similarities end. Operation C We’ll call the first of these procedures Operation C. More than 200,000 people have these surgeries done every year. […]

Is Weight Management Obsolete? Should It Be?

November 16, 2019 — The trend among some dietitians is unmistakable. A number of dietitians today are very vocal in their doubts about the value of weight management. They certainly don’t believe in pursuing a goal of weight loss. They may or may not align themselves 100 percent with a social movement trademarked as Health At Every Size. But […]

The Rising Need for Youth Advocates in Obesity

November 13, 2019 — “We can’t treat our way out of this.” That simple declaration about the rising prevalence of obesity among children and youth has profound consequences. One of those consequences is children, youth, and families left without options for dealing with a serious health problem. For one thing, good obesity care is hard to find and hard […]

Healthcare Purchasers and the Standard of Obesity Care

November 12, 2019 — It came at the end of a discussion about obesity care that opened the Annual Forum of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchasers Coalitions. With sharp questions, Neil Goldfarb captured a core frustration about obesity care.  “Why are we even having this conversation? Think about any other disease. Do we even hesitate to cover needed […]

ObesityWeek: Ten Top Take-Home Messages

November 9, 2019 — We’ve had our full dose of Las Vegas. But ObesityWeek has given us more to think about than shows and casinos. With record attendance of 5,800, it was more than any one person could absorb. No doubt, everyone has returned home with a different experience from ObesityWeek. So here are our ten top take-home messages. […]

ObesityWeek: Intermittent Fasting and Circadian Rhythms

November 7, 2019 — The role of intermittent fasting (IF) and circadian rhythms is a subject of intense interest for people focused on obesity. How can you tell? Just look at the packed hall yesterday at ObesityWeek 2019 for the Blackburn Symposium. In a cavernous room with seating for more than a thousand people you could not find a […]

ObesityWeek: Emerging Anti-Obesity Medicines

November 5, 2019 — Success begets success. That’s a core message we’re taking away from a late-breaking forum on emerging anti-obesity medicines. Pharmaceutical researchers reviewed an impressive range of innovations that promise to set a higher bar for effective obesity care. All of this came before ObesityWeek kicks into high gear today. Building Upon Success Mads Tang-Christensen opened the […]

ObesityWeek: Can We Escape Nihilism in Childhood Obesity?

November 4, 2019 — With the opening of ObesityWeek today, we’ll see smart clinicians and scientists taking on tough questions right from the start. We have the privilege to moderate a panel discussion in the opening session. It’s a privilege because three researchers and clinicians will bring their best thinking and science to the dilemma of nihilism in childhood […]