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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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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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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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Obesity and life expectancy
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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Obesity and heart disease
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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06/26/23

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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06/21/23

The OBSERVE Study: Insights into Anti-Obesity Medication Perceptions and Barriers

Sponsored by Eli Lilly and Company Since the American Medical Association officially recognized obesity as a disease in 2013, we have seen significant progress in…

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06/20/23

Does Class III Obesity Qualify as a Disability? 

As societies confront the complexities of obesity, questions about the classification of obesity as a disability have come to the forefront. Disability, traditionally understood as…

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Diseases Related to Obesity
06/20/23

Treating Patients with Diseases Related to Obesity 

Two hundred diseases are associated with the disease of obesity. Obesity is a complex disease that directly and indirectly affects many body systems. Some diseases are…

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