About the 2023 Obesity Algorithm®
The 2023 Obesity Algorithm is an essential tool for any practice; it contains updated information on the mechanisms, evaluation, and treatment of obesity, including why obesity is a disease, how obesity causes the most common metabolic diseases encountered in clinical practice, and how to treat obesity to reduce disease risk.
This most recent update to the Obesity Algorithm includes an extensive template on how to start an obesity medicine practice and practical recommendations for treating patients with obesity via telehealth. Additional updates include information about obesity and organ transplantation, kidney stones, and orthopedic complications.
Other updates include:
- Metabolic syndrome
- Approach and management of patients with increasing cholesterol with ketogenic diet
- Update to Women and Obesity
- Hypothalamic obesity
- Obesity Setpoint Myth
- Fruit Versus High Fructose Corn Syrup
- Inclusion of setmelanotide
- Updated links to additional education resources
Download the E-book
Bookmark your online copy of the Obesity Algorithm® e-book to quickly and easily reference evidence-based clinical obesity treatment techniques in your busy day-to-day practice. Members of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) receive access to the Obesity Algorithm® e-book completely FREE. If you are not a member yet, join now and save! Interactive e-book features include: Clickable table of contents, keyword search, links to additional education and resources, printable PDF, and a mobile-friendly design, so you can view the e-book on your phone or tablet during patient visits.
2023 Obesity Algorithm E-book®
Member Price: Free
Non-Member Price: $59
You will be redirected to our online store to complete your transaction. Non-members will be required to submit payment information. After you complete the transaction, you will receive a confirmation email with a link and your unique passcode to access the e-book. This email may take 5-10 minutes.
Purchase the Printed Obesity Algorithm®
The full-color print copy of the 2023 Obesity Algorithm® serves as a great reference tool for use in your busy day-to-day practice. To order the printed 2023 Obesity Algorithm®, click the link below:
Member Price: $99
Non-Member Price: $139
Download the 2023 Abridged Obesity Algorithm® PowerPoint
The Abridged Obesity Algorithm® PowerPoint contains the most pertinent aspects of obesity to benefit clinicians-in-training and practicing healthcare providers getting started in obesity medicine. This PowerPoint format is also perfect when you are giving a presentation and need a pre-built slide deck. The components of the abridged edition are all contained in the complete Obesity Algorithm® e-book, with removal of advanced material deemed to be more relevant to obesity medicine specialists.
Member Price: FREE
Non-Member Price: FREE
OMA Pocket Guidelines
The Obesity Medicine Association Pocket Guidelines were developed in collaboration with Guideline Central to provide key information from the Obesity Algorithm® in a quick and easy reference tool to utilize on the go in your practice. Access the digital Pocket Guidelines online or through the Guideline Central app or utilize the small, printed copies in your practice. Either format provides important information on obesity treatment in a practical quick reference guide perfect for any busy practice. Utilize this new resource to make informed clinical decisions when developing treatment plans for your patients with obesity.
Digital Pocket Guidelines Bundle: One-Year Subscription
Access all five Pocket Guidelines through a digital subscription, which contains the same great information found in the printed Pocket Guidelines booklets. Digital access is available online or on your mobile device, is valid for one year, and includes automatic updates during the term of your subscription.
Member Price: $32.99
Non-Member Price: $35.99
Printed Pocket Guidelines Booklets
Bundle all five Pocket Guidelines and save 20% on your purchase. Each Pocket Guidelines booklet summarizes the key information from the Obesity Algorithm in a practical quick reference resource.
Member Price: $42.95
Non-Member Price: $47.95
Individual Pocket Guidelines Booklet Member Price: $10.95
Individual Pocket Guidelines Booklet Non-Member Price: $13.95
Individual Pocket Guidelines
Chronic Disease of Obesity Pocket Guidelines
The Chronic Disease of Obesity Pocket Guidelines printed booklet includes an obesity management algorithm, reviews the benefits of obesity treatment, and common methods to measure body composition. Additionally, this guide summarizes common genetic syndromes associated with obesity and eating disorders. The Chronic Disease of Obesity Pocket Guidelines resource is also available as a part of the digital bundle.
Managing Adiposity-Related Diseases Pocket Guidelines
The Managing Adiposity-Related Diseases Pocket Guidelines printed booklet reviews the major categories of adiposity-related diseases and discusses the key points regarding the diagnosis and treatment of these disease states. Disease categories include: cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, blood pressure, dyslipidemia, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, cancer, and psychiatric disease. The Managing Adiposity-Related Diseases Pocket Guidelines resource is also available as a part of the digital bundle.
Nutritional Management of Obesity Pocket Guidelines
The Nutritional Management of Obesity Pocket Guidelines printed booklet includes the principles of healthful nutrition, a nutrition management algorithm, flow charts illustrating the rationale supporting the limitation of refined-carbohydrates and saturated fats, and a detailed review of eight common nutritional interventions. The Nutritional Management of Obesity Pocket Guidelines resource is also available as a part of the digital bundle.
Pharmacologic Management of Obesity Pocket Guidelines
The Pharmacologic Management of Obesity Pocket Guidelines printed booklet summarizes medications that affect body weight, discusses anti-obesity medications and common side effects, and reviews supplements and functional foods as they relate to body weight. The Pharmacologic Management of Obesity Pocket Guidelines resource is also available as a part of the digital bundle.
Management of the Bariatric Surgery Patient Pocket Guidelines
The Management of the Bariatric Surgery Patient Pocket Guidelines printed booklet contains detailed discussion and comparisons of various bariatric surgical procedures, a table of complications associated with different procedures, and nutrition considerations for the post-surgical patient. The Management of the Bariatric Surgery Patient Pocket Guidelines resource is also available as a part of the digital bundle.
Referencing the 2023 Obesity Algorithm®
All formats of the 2023 Obesity Algorithm® are subject to a copyright of the Obesity Medicine Association. To reference the use of this resource for educational purposes, please use the full reference:
E-book Citation: Tondt J, Freshwater M, Christensen S, Iliakova M, Weaver E, Benson-Davies S, Younglove C, Afreen S, Karjoo S, Khan N, Thiara D, Whittle C. Obesity Algorithm eBook, presented by the Obesity Medicine Association. www.obesityalgorithm.org. 2023. https://obesitymedicine.org/obesity-algorithm/ (Accessed = Insert date)
Print Version Citation: Tondt J, Freshwater M, Christensen S, Iliakova M, Weaver E, Benson-Davies S, Younglove C, Afreen S, Karjoo S, Khan N, Thiara D, Whittle C. Obesity Algorithm, presented by the Obesity Medicine Association 2023.
Using the Obesity Algorithm® in Clinical Practice
The Obesity Algorithm® is a popular resource among obesity medicine clinicians for:
- Day-to-day conduct of their clinical practice
- Staff training
- Preparation for the American Board of Obesity Medicine certification exam