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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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12/05/23

Conversations on Health: Unveiling the Link Between Sleep and Obesity

As the Thanksgiving dinner settled into a cozy ambiance, the delightful aroma of roasted turkey filled the air. Among the gathering of family and friends, the lively conversations took an unexpected turn when a family member turned to dinner conversation for an opportunity to share knowledge about sleep and obesity.

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10/30/23

Obesity and Genetics: What is the Connection?

Is obesity genetic? Do our genes determine if we'll have a healthy body weight or not? Explore the role of genetics in the obesity epidemic.

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08/28/23

Obesity and Mental Health

How does obesity affect mental health and vice versa? Understanding this complex relationship can help when treating patients with obesity

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08/28/23

Motivational Interviewing for Obesity Treatment

Using Motivational Interviewing for Obesity Treatment  In the treatment of the disease of obesity, where conventional approaches often fall short in achieving lasting outcomes, a…

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05/11/23

Women’s Mental Health and Obesity

Obesity is a complex disease that affects a large proportion of the global population. While obesity is often linked to physical health problems such as…

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05/09/23

Behavioral Therapies to Address Stress Eating in Patients with Obesity

Traditional behavioral therapy is one of the Four Pillars. Depending on your practice environment, you may have access to a multidisciplinary team to address the…

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10/07/22

How does your brain affect your weight loss journey?

Many people have heard about the reward pathway in our brains, the path that gets stimulated by a reward and makes us want to do…

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07/01/22

Obesity Management for People with Desk Jobs

The Problem Obesity has been a long-fought battle in the United States. In 2020, the CDC estimated an obesity prevalence of 41.9% (1). This prevalence…

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06/20/22

Obesity and Anxiety Disorder: Which One Comes First?

There is a well-known relationship between obesity and psychiatric illness that is quite complex. We know that over half of those with mental health disorders…

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