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The Obesity Medicine Association Blog is the leading industry hub for obesity medicine. Find the latest research, expert insights, and practical tips to tackle the multifaceted disease of obesity. Hear from OMA Outreach Committee members, OMA Board members, and more to gain a deeper understanding of the complex factors influencing obesity and explore innovative approaches to prevention, treatment, and long-term management. Join a community of healthcare professionals, researchers, and individuals passionate about combating obesity.

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06/04/24

Rising Obesity Rates in America: A Public Health Crisis

Research has shown that obesity is reported to be a public crisis in the US (1,2,3). Worldwide obesity has tripled since 1975 (18). Obesity is…

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06/03/24

Pediatric Research Update | Treatment of Hypothalamic Obesity

This month’s update addresses treatment of hypothalamic obesity. Treatment of Hypothalamic Obesity in People with Hypothalamic Injury: New Drugs are on the Horizon Article Summary Hypothalamic obesity (HO) is a complex disorder resulting from either monogenic cause or injury of the hypothalamus. Read Full Article Article Review The article addresses the complex condition of hypothalamic obesity (HO). Treatment of hypothalamic obesity in people with hypothalamic injury: new drugs are on the horizon.

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05/09/24

Obesity Medicine Association Announces the 2024 OMA Award Winners

The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) announced its 2024 Award Winners at the recent Obesity Medicine 2024 conference in Denver, CO this April. ABOM Candidate of the Year Award Presented to the OMA member who scored the highest on the American Board of Obesity Medicine Certification Examination Recipient: Joseph Brewster, MD The Steelman-Seim Educator Award for Excellence in Academics For excellence in academics Recipient: Sylvia Gonsahn-Bollie, MD, DABOM, FOMA Dr.

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05/03/24

Obesity Management Foundations for the Primary Care Clinician

Collaborative course available from the AANP and the OMA.

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Do Mindfulness Interventions Improve Obesity Rates in Children and Adolescents A Review of the Evidence
04/19/24

Pediatric Research Update | Do Mindfulness Interventions Improve Obesity Rates in Children and Adolescents: A Review of the Evidence

Each month, the OMA Pediatric Committee reviews a pediatric-focused obesity research update to help keep you up to date about the latest findings. 

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04/15/24

New “Supportive Obesity Care” Website for Healthcare Professionals

Our society can be hostile toward people with obesity who commonly face judgment, prejudice, and unfair treatment in their daily lives. This problem extends to the healthcare setting, where patients can face weight bias and stigma from physicians, nurses, psychologists, dietitians, medical students, and even healthcare professionals who specialize in obesity.

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04/09/24

Insulin and Weight Gain: Understanding the Connection

Insulin is a commonly used medication to treat patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Weight gain is a commonly seen side effect. Patients may have questions about insulin and potential weight gain out of concern for their appearance or their health (or both).

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04/04/24

Is BMI Outdated? An Analysis of Body Mass Index and Health

Does your health care provider talk to you about your Body Mass Index (BMI) and do you know what it really means? Widely criticized as…

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03/21/24

Pediatric Research Update | Bone Health Following Pediatric and Adolescent Bariatric Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Each month, the OMA Pediatric Committee reviews a pediatric-focused obesity research update to help keep you up to date about the latest findings. 

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