Posts Tagged ‘ObesityWeek’

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 […]

Bugs and Guts and ObesityWeek

October 29, 2016 — ObesityWeek offers a perfect opportunity to chase down hot topics. And one of the hottest in obesity over the past decade has been the link (look out!) between our bugs and guts and obesity. In a session chaired by Obesity Society President Penny Gordon-Larsen, top researchers on the microbiome will give us a thoughtful update on this […]

Putting a Number on Your Appetite

October 28, 2016 — In the complex jungle of systems that influence the development and prevalence of obesity, two physiologic mechanisms stand out: metabolic rate and appetite. In new research from NIH to be presented at ObesityWeek 2016, Kevin Hall and colleagues have put a number on the role of appetite in making sure that people regain most of the […]

Three Reasons to Keep Ranting about Weight Bias

September 4, 2016 — It’s predictable. Whenever we write about weight bias, someone protests. “Why do you want to let those people off the hook?” Sometimes it comes on the form of ranting. Sometimes it’s snide humor. Most often it’s a simple comment along the lines of: “You can’t tell me it’s not their fault.” And in fact, many […]

ObesityWeek 2015: Top Ten to Take Home

November 8, 2015 — Gee whiz, our brains are full. After a week of listening and learning from the smartest people in the world about obesity, we all need some time to it take home from ObesityWeek 2015 and just digest it. But while you’re digesting, here are some things to reflect upon. Brain Drain & Gain. The neuroscience presented at this […]

Brain Stimulation and Appetite Reduction

November 7, 2015 — The closing day of ObesityWeek did not disappoint, right up to the very end of the day. A symposium on brain science was one of more than a dozen sessions that left us with impossible choices in the last three hours Friday. This symposium was an outstanding follow-up to the paper presented by Marci Gluck on […]

Fat Shaming Is Down, But Weight Bias Persists

November 6, 2015 — A new study presented today at ObesityWeek in Los Angeles provides a bit of good news and a bit of bad news about bias against people living with the disease of obesity. Data from research with more than 70,000 U.S. adults beginning in 2013 suggests that “the public increasingly understands that obesity is more complicated than simplistic […]

The Obesity Disconnect Between Patients and Clinicians

November 6, 2015 — A team of leading obesity experts and advocates for people with obesity are presenting qualitative research today at ObesityWeek that suggests a profound disconnect between people with obesity and their healthcare providers. While clinicians see obesity through a lens of health and disease, people with obesity see it more through a lens of lifestyle and social relationships. […]

Covering Obesity in Health Plans?

November 5, 2015 — Presenting new data at ObesityWeek 2015, Obesity Action Coalition Chairman Ted Kyle said Wednesday that roughly three-quarters of consumers report their health plans are not covering obesity care. He told Endocrinology Advisor: These findings are a wake-up call because without coverage for evidence-based obesity treatment, people are delaying medical care until they have complications that […]

5 Things to Look for at ObesityWeek 2014

October 27, 2014 — With less that a week before the start of ObesityWeek 2014 on November 2 in Boston, it’s time to start thinking about how to get the most out of this amazing week. Obesity Science. You can be sure of a rich supply of new basic research. Two distinct tracks are entirely devoted to obesity science — […]