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Obesity Algorithm®

Important Principles for the Effective Treatment of Patients with Obesity

About the 2024 Obesity Algorithm®

The 2024 Obesity Algorithm® is an essential tool for any practice; it contains updated information on the mechanisms, evaluation, and treatment of obesity, including why obesity is a disease, how obesity causes the most common metabolic diseases encountered in clinical practice, and how to treat obesity to reduce disease risk.

This most recent update to the Obesity Algorithm® includes an extensive template on how to start an obesity medicine practice and practical recommendations for treating patients with obesity via telehealth. Additional updates include information about obesity and organ transplantation, kidney stones, and orthopedic complications.

Other updates include:

  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Approach and management of patients with increasing cholesterol with ketogenic diet
  • Update to Women and Obesity
  • Lipedema
  • Hypothalamic obesity
  • Obesity Setpoint Myth
  • Fruit Versus High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Inclusion of setmelanotide
  • Updated links to additional education resources

Using the Obesity Algorithm® in Clinical Practice

The Obesity Algorithm® is a popular resource among obesity medicine clinicians for:

  1. Day-to-day conduct of their clinical practice
  2. Staff training
  3. Preparation for the American Board of Obesity Medicine certification exam
2024 Algorithm Printed

2024 Obesity Algorithm® | Print

The full-color print copy of the 2023 Obesity Algorithm® serves as a great reference tool for use in your busy day-to-day practice.

OMA Member Price

$99.00

Non-Member Price

$139.00

2024 Algorithm e Book

2024 Obesity Algorithm® | E-book

Interactive e-book features include: Clickable table of contents, keyword search, links to additional education and resources, printable PDF, and a mobile-friendly design.

OMA Member Price

Free

Non-Member Price

$59.00

2024 Algorithm Abridged

2024 Obesity Algorithm® | Abridged

The Abridged Obesity Algorithm® PowerPoint PDF contains the most pertinent aspects of obesity to benefit clinicians-in-training and practicing healthcare providers getting started in obesity medicine.

2023 Pocket Guides Showcase

OMA Pocket Guidelines

The Obesity Medicine Association Pocket Guidelines were developed in collaboration with Guideline Central to provide key information from the Obesity Algorithm® in a quick and easy reference tool to utilize on the go in your practice. Access the digital Pocket Guidelines online or through the Guideline Central app or utilize the small, printed copies in your practice. Either format provides important information on obesity treatment in a practical quick reference guide perfect for any busy practice. Utilize this new resource to make informed clinical decisions when developing treatment plans for your patients with obesity.

Bundle all five Pocket Guidelines and save 20% on your purchase. Each Pocket Guidelines booklet summarizes the key information from the Obesity Algorithm® in a practical quick reference resource.

Printed Bundle OMA Member Price

$42.95

Printed Bundle Non-Member Price

$47.95

Digital Bundle OMA Member Price

$32.99

Digital Bundle Non-Member Price

$35.99

The Chronic Disease of Obesity Pocket Guidelines printed booklet includes an obesity management algorithm, reviews the benefits of obesity treatment, and common methods to measure body composition. Additionally, this guide summarizes common genetic syndromes associated with obesity and eating disorders. The Chronic Disease of Obesity Pocket Guidelines resource is also available as a part of the digital bundle.

OMA Member Price

$10.95

Non-Member Price

$13.95

The Managing Adiposity-Related Diseases Pocket Guidelines printed booklet reviews the major categories of adiposity-related diseases and discusses the key points regarding the diagnosis and treatment of these disease states. Disease categories include: cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, blood pressure, dyslipidemia, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, cancer, and psychiatric disease. The Managing Adiposity-Related Diseases Pocket Guidelines resource is also available as a part of the digital bundle.

OMA Member Price

$10.95

Non-Member Price

$13.95

The Nutritional Management of Obesity Pocket Guidelines printed booklet includes the principles of healthful nutrition, a nutrition management algorithm, flow charts illustrating the rationale supporting the limitation of refined-carbohydrates and saturated fats, and a detailed review of eight common nutritional interventions. The Nutritional Management of Obesity Pocket Guidelines resource is also available as a part of the digital bundle.

OMA Member Price

$10.95

Non-Member Price

$13.95

The Pharmacologic Management of Obesity Pocket Guidelines printed booklet summarizes medications that affect body weight, discusses anti-obesity medications and common side effects, and reviews supplements and functional foods as they relate to body weight. The Pharmacologic Management of Obesity Pocket Guidelines resource is also available as a part of the digital bundle.

OMA Member Price

$10.95

Non-Member Price

$13.95

The Management of the Bariatric Surgery Patient Pocket Guidelines printed booklet contains detailed discussion and comparisons of various bariatric surgical procedures, a table of complications associated with different procedures, and nutrition considerations for the post-surgical patient. The Management of the Bariatric Surgery Patient Pocket Guidelines resource is also available as a part of the digital bundle.

OMA Member Price

$10.95

Non-Member Price

$13.95

Pediatric Obesity Algorithm®

The Pediatric Obesity Algorithm® provides health care professionals with an algorithm that guides the treatment of children and adolescents with overweight and obesity.

Referencing the 2024 Obesity Algorithm®

All formats of the 2024 Obesity Algorithm® are subject to a copyright of the Obesity Medicine Association. To reference the use of this resource for educational purposes, please use the full reference:

E-book Citation: Tondt J, Freshwater M, Christensen S, Iliakova M, Weaver E, Benson-Davies S, Younglove C, Afreen S, Karjoo S, Khan N, Thiara D, Whittle C. Obesity Algorithm eBook, presented by the Obesity Medicine Association. www.obesityalgorithm.org. 2023. https://obesitymedicine.org/obesity-algorithm/ (Accessed = Insert date)

Print Version Citation: Tondt J, Freshwater M, Christensen S, Iliakova M, Weaver E, Benson-Davies S, Younglove C, Afreen S, Karjoo S, Khan N, Thiara D, Whittle C. Obesity Algorithm, presented by the Obesity Medicine Association 2023.