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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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08/29/23

Cultural Healthy Eating Guides

The Obesity Medicine Association, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, has created a number of cultural Healthy Eating Guides to be a resource to clinicians to…

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08/28/23

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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08/28/23

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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08/28/23

Pediatric Obesity Research Update | Autism Spectrum Disorder and Obesity in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Each month, the OMA Pediatric Committee reviews a pediatric-focused obesity research update to help keep you up to date about the latest findings. This month’s update addresses Autism…

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08/23/23

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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08/10/23

Overcoming Obesity 2023 – Schedule Announcement  

The agenda for Overcoming Obesity 2023 is now available to view! The Overcoming Obesity 2023 conference in San Antonio, TX, Oct 25-29 is the perfect…

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08/08/23

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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08/07/23

Overcoming Obesity 2023 Featured Speaker Announced

Join OMA this October 25-29 in San Antonio, TX for Overcoming Obesity 2023. This conference is the perfect opportunity to network with fellow obesity medicine…

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08/07/23

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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