Posts Tagged ‘obesity’

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 […]

ECO2022: Obesity Hype, Hope, and Progress

May 6, 2022 — As we prepare to put a bow on ECO2022, it’s plain that some things in obesity are changing rapidly. But others are not. Though the reality of coping with it is still far from ideal, the options are getting much better. The scientific understanding of it has grown sharper, but messages to the public aren’t […]

ECO2022: Bias Against Persons HCPs Are “Caring” For

May 5, 2022 — This news from ECO2022, sadly, is not surprising. At an outstanding session on mental health and stigma, Sally Abbott presented new research on the implicit weight bias. In fact, she measured it in healthcare providers from UK bariatric services. These were mostly dietitians, psychologists, and nurses. More than 40 percent of these HCPs held implicit […]

ECO2022: Putting People First Internationally in Obesity

May 4, 2022 — With the opening of ECO2022 today, a talented team from Canada, Chile, and Ireland set an important theme. For years now, this team has been translating obesity care guidelines internationally to put people first. Not BMI. No more one size fits all. It starts with Canadian obesity guidelines that emerged in 2020. The concept that […]

ECO2022: The Burden of Neglecting Obesity Care

May 3, 2022 — One of the most interesting obesity conferences of the year is getting started this week. ECO2022 brings together a nice mix of science and policy with a balance that’s refreshing. So it’s fitting that the opening story is all about the burden of neglecting clinical care for obesity. In this case, the headline research from […]

Qsymia Adds to the Possibilities for Teens with Obesity

May 2, 2022 — At the Pediatric Endocrine Society annual meeting this weekend came some good news. Pediatric obesity care providers may soon have one more option for treating teens with obesity. In a well-controlled study of Qsymia for treating obesity in teens, Aaron Kelly reported impressive results. He and his colleagues tested two doses – a mid-range and […]

Fearlessly Facing Obesity, Standing Up for People

May 1, 2022 — For the last two days, the national board of the Obesity Action Coalition has been thinking deeply about its strategic direction for the next five years. It was an occasion for two very different mindsets. On one hand, we see that much has changed in just the last few years with regard to the problems […]

Racism and Segregation as a Factor in Obesity Risk

April 29, 2022 — What roles do racism and segregation play in the disparate obesity risk for children from some racial and ethnic groups face? Is it race or place that is driving these disparities? How concerned should we be about the trends toward increasing school segregation evident in many regions of the U.S.? These are questions for which […]

Tirzepatide Phase Three Obesity Results: Wow!

April 28, 2022 — Make no mistake. The competition to deliver better therapies for obesity is heating up in an impressive way. This morning, Eli Lilly released topline results for their first phase three trial of tirzepatide in obesity. One word sums up the reaction from top clinical scientists in obesity: “Wow!” Jeff Emmick is the vice president of […]

Getting to Work on a Global Obesity Knowledge Gap

April 27, 2022 — Around the world, we have a big obesity knowledge gap in medical schools. A few years ago, Marissa Mastrocola and colleagues documented this in the International Journal of Obesity. But the good news is that people are working on closing that gap. This week, a group of medical educators published a new set of obesity […]