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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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01/20/24

Weight Loss Medication Side Effects: Know Before You Start

Learn about the side effects of weight loss drugs, from digestive issues to long-term impacts. Get the facts before starting your regimen.

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01/08/24

Leading Obesity Expert Organizations Release Statement to Patients on Compounded GLP-1 Alternatives

Today, there's renewed optimism due to the emergence of GLP1-based drug therapies like Wegovy (semaglutide) and Zepbound (tirzepatide), which demonstrate remarkable effectiveness for weight and health. Unfortunately, many of the available alternatives, like compounded versions of semaglutide and tirzepatide, are not what they are advertised to be. These companies stated that they do not sell the active ingredient to compounding pharmacies, and substances made or distributed by compounding pharmacies or other healthcare practitioners that claim to be semaglutide (Wegovy, Ozempic) or tirzepatide (Zepbound, Mounjaro) have not been reviewed by the FDA for safety, quality, or efficacy. For more information, see the following details: Compounded peptides: An Obesity Medicine Association Position Statement - ScienceDirect | Obesity Medicine Association Medications Containing Semaglutide Marketed for Type 2 Diabetes or Weight Loss | FDA Compounding and the FDA: Questions and Answers | FDA Open Letter Regarding the Use of Mounjaro® (tirzepatide) and Zepbound™ (tirzepatide) | Eli Lilly and Company Responsible Use Letter | Novo Nordisk Things You Should Know About Compounded Anti-Obesity (AOM) Medications | Obesity Medicine Association

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12/30/23

Why Obesity is a Disease

In 2013, the AMA declared that obesity is a disease, a controversial claim that has sparked debate. OMA explains why we believe that obesity is a disease.

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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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11/20/23

Country’s Leading Obesity Expert Organizations Issue a Statement on the Full Results of the SELECT Study

The recent results of the SELECT Study published in the New England Journal of Medicine provide invaluable insights into the complex disease of obesity. The report has prompted several of the country’s leading obesity expert organizations, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA), The Obesity Society (TOS), the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), and the STOP Obesity Alliance (STOP), to join together in issuing the following statement:

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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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09/30/23

The Obesity Paradox Explained: Is It Still Valid?

The "obesity paradox" suggests that individuals with overweight or obesity may have lower mortality rates in certain conditions. However, recent research challenges this.

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09/06/23

Pediatric Obesity in a Nutshell

Pediatric obesity… Pediatric obesity is a chronic, complex, and multifactorial medical condition that is treatable using a comprehensive approach. The prevalence of childhood obesity is…

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08/29/23

Practical Ways to Lose Weight Working from Home 

Staying physically active is an important part of preventing or treating obesity. You can stay active and possibly lose weight while working from home.

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