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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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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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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

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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The Dual Pandemic: Unraveling the Complex Relationship Between Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity 

Obesity is a chronic disease that can lead to a multitude of metabolic complications such as hypertension and high cholesterol, as well as mechanical complications such…

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Obesity Management Team

Optimal treatment of obesity involves a multidisciplinary team, here in the US that often follows the Chronic Care Model (CCM) of health care delivery. The…

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Women’s Mental Health and Obesity

Obesity is a complex disease that affects a large proportion of the global population. While obesity is often linked to physical health problems such as…

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Behavioral Therapies to Address Stress Eating in Patients with Obesity

Traditional behavioral therapy is one of the Four Pillars. Depending on your practice environment, you may have access to a multidisciplinary team to address the…

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Obesity and Pain Management: How to Treat Pain in Patients with Obesity

Obesity is defined as a chronic, relapsing, multi-factorial, neurobehavioral disease, wherein an increase in body fat promotes adipose tissue dysfunction and abnormal fat mass physical…

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A Guide to Obesity Prevention and the Outcomes

Nermeen Asham, BScN, RN, and the Obesity Medicine Association have created an infographic guide for Obesity Prevention and the Outcomes. It is intended to be…

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