Obesity and Weight Management Perspective

  • Simple Tool Predicts 2-Year Diabetes Risk An operational question about allocating diabetes resources results in a simple algorithm that identifies the people at highest risk for developing diabetes.
  • How Many Kids Really Have High Blood Pressure? The normative values for BP have been updated. A new analysis shows that, as a result, more children are classified as having elevated readings.
  • We Can't Just Give Up on Obesity A pediatric endocrinologist describes the harsh realities of practicing in the South today and calls on the medical profession to redress 'sins of the past.'
  • ECO 2018 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ECO 2018
  • ACP Glycemic Target Guidance: An Author Makes the Case   Dr Jay H. Shubrook interviews Dr Timothy J. Wilt on ACP's updated guidance statement on pharmacologic treatment of nonpregnant patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
  • Extreme Diets: Fads and Facts Radical diets have exploded in popularity since the 19th century. We dig into notable examples -- from Fletcherism to liquid diets to Beverly Hills -- reviewing their history, claims, and impact.
  • NAFLD Is a Growing Problem Recent guidance from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases for the evaluation and management of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is profiled.
  • Can Obesity Ever Be Healthy?   Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights a study showing that 'metabolically healthy obesity' may be a temporary condition.
  • Saving Black Mothers' Lives Our high rates of maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity disproportionately affect minority women. How can we prevent these unnecessary deaths?
  • AACE 2018 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AACE 2018.
  • Should We View Obesity as Normal and Okay?   Many people say that obesity is normal. An expert says we shouldn't shame people because they're fat, but we shouldn't concede that being fat is normal either, because it is unhealthy.
  • Be Wary of Liver Injury From Herbals or Dietary Supplements Healthcare providers should have a heightened awareness of the harm associated with herbal and dietary supplements, especially because patients may not always disclose their use of them.
  • Modifiable Risk Factors for Colon Cancer   Although there are no national guidelines for colon cancer prevention, a reasonable amount of evidence is available. Dr David Johnson provides key highlights of the current evidence.
  • Plant-Based Diets as Medicine: Food for Thought   Best-selling author Caldwell Esselstyn and former ACC president Kim Williams discuss their embrace of a plant-based diet and what it will take for the medical profession to take nutrition seriously.
  • T2D Diagnosis at Younger Age: 'Scary Stuff'   Aggressive management is the key to reversing this grim prognosis, says Dr Jim Chamberlain.
  • New Diabetes Guidelines Already Outdated?   The ACP reviewed relevant studies but came to conclusions 'not germane to the way we treat patients with type 2 diabetes today,' says Dr Anne Peters.
  • The Anti-inflammatory Diet's Surprising Benefits in Children   From ADHD to asthma, adopting this diet early in life can address several long-term health risks, according to Dr Diane Barsky.
  • Nebulized Nitrite for HFpEF? Don't Hold Your Breath   Dr Ileana Piña discusses the disappointing yet informative results of inhaled nitrite for HFpEF with INDIE investigator Dr Barry Borlaug.
  • Which AFib Patients Should Receive Anticoagulation? Two clinicians discuss the newest approaches to risk scoring for bleeding and stroke in order to identify the patients who should receive anticoagulation.
  • Brighter Days Ahead: Light Therapy for Bipolar Depression Medscape spoke with Dr Dorothy Sit about her research into the potentially robust impact of this simple treatment.