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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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08/29/17

Definition of Obesity

Webster’s dictionary defines obesity as “a condition characterized by the excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body.” The Obesity Medicine Association’s definition of…

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07/30/17

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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06/13/17

American Medical Association House of Delegates Approves Resolution to Help Destigmatize Obesity

The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates today approved a resolution authored by the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) that seeks to de-stigmatize obesity and…

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05/05/17

Obesity and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder that negatively affects many parts of the body. Medical conditions linked to OSA include hypertension, insulin resistance, visceral…

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04/06/17

Obesity and Pregnancy: Beyond 40 Weeks

Obesity affects both mother and offspring for the 40-week period of gestation and beyond. It involves preconception, conception, gestation, and postpartum periods. Effects of obesity…

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11/15/16

Obesity Medicine Association Applauds American Medical Association’s Decision to Adopt New Anti-HCG Policy

Policy States Use of HCG for Weight Loss Inappropriate Today the American Medical Association (AMA) passed policy that ensures patients with obesity will receive better…

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