2021 Obesity Algorithm®

The 2021 Obesity Algorithm® — our hugely popular set of obesity treatment guidelines — is now available in digital and print! Keep up with the latest obesity treatment algorithm and trends, and learn how to implement evidence-based medical approaches to help your patients achieve their weight and health goals.

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About the 2021 Obesity Algorithm® – What’s New

The 2021 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 year’s 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
  • Lipedema
  • 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 2021 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! In addition to the free e-Book (a $59 value), you’ll receive free registration to all webinars, free or discounted education, access to year-round networking opportunities, career development resources, and much more! 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.

Member Price: Free
Non-Member Price: $59

Get the e-Book

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 2021 Obesity Algorithm is also available in print. The full-color print copy of the Obesity Algorithm serves as a great reference tool for use in your busy day-to-day practice. Ships by Feb. 15, 2021.

Member Price: $89
Non-Member Price: $119

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Download the 2021 Obesity Algorithm PowerPoint

An abbreviated version of the 2021 Obesity Algorithm also comes in a PowerPoint format, perfect for when you’re giving a presentation and need a pre-built slide deck. Use the PowerPoint to educate your colleagues about the field of obesity medicine and treatment guidelines. To download the free slides, click the button to be redirected to the download form.

The PowerPoint slide deck does not include all content of the 2021 Obesity Algorithm; to access the complete revised content, please download the Obesity Algorithm e-Book.

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Non-Member Price: Free

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NEW 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: $21.99/year
Non-Member Price: $23.99/year

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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.

Individual Pocket Guidelines Booklet Member Price: $8.95
Individual Pocket Guidelines Booklet Non-Member Price: $9.95

Pocket Guidelines Booklet Bundle Member Price: $35.99
Pocket Guidelines Booklet Bundle Non-Member Price: $39.99

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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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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Referencing the 2021 Obesity Algorithm

All formats of the 2021 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: Bays HE, McCarthy W, Burridge K, Tondt J, Karjoo S, Christensen S, Ng J, Golden A, Davisson L, Richardson L. Obesity Algorithm eBook, presented by the Obesity Medicine Association. www.obesityalgorithm.org. 2021. https://obesitymedicine.org/obesity-algorithm/ (Accessed = Insert date)

Print Version Citation: Bays HE, McCarthy W, Burridge K, Tondt J, Karjoo S, Christensen S, Ng J, Golden A, Davisson L, Richardson L. Obesity Algorithm eBook, presented by the Obesity Medicine Association. 2021.

PowerPoint Citation: Bays HE, McCarthy W, Burridge K, Tondt J, Karjoo S, Christensen S, Ng J, Golden A, Davisson L, Richardson L. Obesity Algorithm eBook, presented by the Obesity Medicine Association. www.obesityalgorithm.org. 2021. https://obesitymedicine.org/obesity-algorithm-powerpoint/ (Accessed = Insert date)

Using the Obesity Algorithm® in Clinical Practice

The Obesity Algorithm is a popular resource among obesity medicine clinicians for:

  1. Day-to-day conduct of their clinical practice
  2. Staff training
  3. Preparation for the American Board of Obesity Medicine certification exam