Obesity News and Education

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Obesity

May 21, 2019 By Lisa Ferreira, MD What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea? Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is an increasingly common condition affecting approximately 20 to 30% of men and 10 to 15% of women in North America. OSA is a … Continue reading

What Is Morbid Obesity? Not What You Might Think

February 26, 2019 By Anna Welcome, MD, FACOG If the Oxford English Dictionary defines “morbid” as “an abnormal and unhealthy interest in disturbing and unpleasant subjects,” the diagnosis of morbid obesity might sound rather ghoulish and scary. What exactly does … Continue reading

What to Eat on a Low Carb Diet Plan

March 1, 2019 By Anthony Auriemma, MD, JD A low carb diet can be a powerful tool for treatment of excess weight. In addition to helping with weight reduction, a low carb diet can be helpful in treating conditions such … Continue reading

January OCC Advocacy News

January 2019 Newsletter of the Obesity Care Continuum (OCC) Prepared by Christopher Gallagher, OCC Washington Coordinator 116th Congress Opens Amidst Government Shutdown On January 3, 2019, the 116th Congress was gaveled into session by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) … Continue reading

December OCC Advocacy News

November/December 2018 Newsletter of the Obesity Care Continuum (OCC) Prepared by Christopher Gallagher, OCC Washington Coordinator 2018 Election Results: Democrats To Control House At the time of this report, virtually all of the results of the 2018 mid-term elections have … Continue reading

What Causes Obesity?

January 19, 2019 What causes obesity? Many people believe the answer to this question is very simple: eating too many calories or burning too few calories. However, if eating and exercise were the only causes of obesity, the treatment would … Continue reading

September OCC Advocacy News

September 2018 Newsletter of the Obesity Care Continuum (OCC) Prepared by Christopher Gallagher, OCC Washington Coordinator OMA Hosts OCAN Fall Advocacy Day On September 27, 2018, more than 60 obesity advocates descended on Capitol Hill as part of the Obesity … Continue reading