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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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07/25/23

Bariatric Surgery Candidates: Who Meets the Requirements?  

Bariatric surgery has emerged as a transformative option for individuals with obesity who are struggling to lose weight from other forms of obesity treatment. However,…

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07/25/23

How Much Does Obesity Cost the U.S? 

As obesity is a continuing issue in the U.S., it affects millions of individuals across all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. Beyond its impact on physical…

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07/24/23

Obesity and Gynecological Cancer 

We know that obesity is a significant risk factor for and contributor to increased sickness and death from heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, liver and kidney disease, sleep…

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07/24/23

Anti-Obesity Medications: A Story of Hope and Resilience

Over the last few years, research and development of Anti-Obesity Medications (AOMs) has blossomed. For the first time ever, many patients are able to lose…

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07/17/23

The Vegan Diet and Weight Loss

Should physicians recommend veganism for weight loss? Learn about the benefits and tips for a successful plant-based diet.

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07/17/23

Obesity and Life Expectancy Trends in the U.S.

This article explores the relationship between obesity and declining life expectancy in the U.S.

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07/17/23

Obesity and Heart Disease: Risks, Treatments, and Outcomes

Obesity and heart disease share a complicated relationship, and some of the same drugs may have effects on both obesity and cardiovascular health.

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06/30/23

The Influence of Food Insecurity on Obesity: A Call to Action

Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) are defined as “the conditions in the environment where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship and age that…

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06/26/23

Exploring Medications for Preventative Cardiology: Treating Cardiovascular Health in Patients with Obesity  

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, and the medical community has endlessly worked to advance our knowledge of prevention, diagnosis, and timely…

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