Patient Assessment and Evaluation

Obesity and Insulin Resistance

Published Date: August 24, 2018

Nearly 40% of the U.S. population now suffers from obesity, and 45% suffer from either prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. There is considerable overlap between…

Obesity and Genetics: Nature and Nurture

Published Date: July 23, 2018

Defining Obesity’s Interplay among Environment, Behavior, and Genetics Obesity is a disease that occurs when a person’s body accumulates and stores excessive amounts of body…

Obesity and Cancer

Published Date: July 2, 2018

One of the most troubling consequences of obesity is its link with an increased risk of cancer. Recent studies have shown an association between obesity…

What Causes Obesity?

Published Date: March 13, 2018

Obesity1 is a complex medical disease, not a lifestyle choice. So what causes obesity? Obesity is caused by the accumulation of fat cells (adiposity), which…

Bariatric Surgery

Published Date: February 9, 2018

Obesity is a common medical condition that affects more than one-third of U.S. adults (1). The treatment for obesity includes nutrition, physical activity, behavioral changes,…

Weight Loss Programs That Work

Published Date: January 27, 2018

When looking for weight loss programs that work, knowing what components are key to success is very important. The first step is an assessment and…

How to Lose Weight

Published Date: January 19, 2018

Obesity is the most common medical disease affecting about one-third of the population, so knowing how to lose weight and treat this condition is very…

Obesity Treatment

Published Date: January 5, 2018

In 2013, the American Medical Association recognized that obesity is a disease. In fact, obesity is a serious chronic medical disease, similar to high blood…