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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 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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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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The Dual Epidemic: 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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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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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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One OMA Member's Journey to Obesity Medicine

OMA Member, Geetha Kamath, MD, FACP, ABOM, ABLM, shares her journey to practicing obesity medicine. They say a journey of a thousand miles begins with…

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Social Stigma of Obesity; How to Manage in a Clinical Setting

Bias, stigma, and frank discrimination against persons living with obesity are widespread in our society. We are bombarded with ever-increasing direct and indirect messages praising…

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