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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Top 5 Reasons to Attend Overcoming Obesity 2023 

We are just over two months away from Overcoming Obesity 2023. This one-of-a-kind conference, happening Oct 25-29 in San Antonio, TX is the perfect opportunity…

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What is the Gold Standard for determining Body Fat?

This question really depends on what we mean by the gold standard. The “gold standard” refers to a benchmark, criterion, or method that is widely…

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The OBSERVE Study: Healthcare Provider Perceptions of Obesity and Obesity Treatment – Quantitative Results

Sponsored by Eli Lilly and Company While there are many groups that have a stake in how obesity care is approached, healthcare providers (HCPs) and…

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