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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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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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Understanding The Dietary Inflammatory Index & Foods That Reduce Stress

Raise your hand if you know the best way to de-stress. Alcohol? Dessert? How about consulting with the dietary inflammatory index first? For those who…

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Achieving Balance as Remote Work Environments Continue

The COVID19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on obesity as a major public health issue for two particular reasons. First, obesity is one of the…

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How Screen Time Can Impact Sleep & Childhood Weight Gain

How screen time may impact sleep quality and juvenile weight gain Smart phones, TVs, computers have very much become an integral part of our lives.…

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Frequently Asked Questions about Sleep, Stress, and Obesity

1. What is considered adequate sleep for adults? According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine adults ages 18-60 should receive 7 or more hours…

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Eating Healthy During the Holidays

Most studies have suggested that the average American gained about 5 pounds from Thanksgiving Day to New Year’s Day. In fact, most people expect to…

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Weight Bias, the Psychological Impact of Obesity, and Helpful Resources

Patients with overweight or obesity face several adverse physiological effects due to weight. Two of the most prevalent effects are weight bias and negative body…

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Mindful Eating and Treating Obesity

In recent years, the word “mindfulness” has gained popularity in both media and scientific literature.  Many of us have heard it in contexts such as:…

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Long-term Weight Loss and Weight Management

The concept of weight loss has typically been seen as a short-term plan and solution. Until recently, many people believed in a short-term modification of…

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