obesity prevention

Obesity prevention doesn’t have to be expensiveObesity can be a difficult—and costly—issue to manage, but there is new evidence to help make interventions to fight obesity more effective and less expensive.
National snapshot of childhood obesityThe last year or so has given the nation mixed pictures on childhood obesity, with plenty of challenges ahead.
Successful provider, plan led weight loss programsHow one health system and one health plan are fighting the obesity epidemic
Drug pipeline: Anti-obesity medsObesity and associated comorbidities strain the healthcare system, so why has R&D for new weight loss medications been lackluster?
Treating obesity at ground zeroI found myself in the trenches of the war on obesity in 2000 when I began working as a general pediatrician at a local community clinic in Southern California. I immediately became aware of the day-to-day barriers that my patients were facing and I began to take on the responsibility of making sure that the children I was seeing would not only survive, but also thrive.
Ten things health plans, providers should do to combat obesity
Ten things health plans, providers should do to combat obesityObesity affects almost 38% of U.S. adults, according to the CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Here’s how plans and providers can create positive change.
Liraglutide trial for obesity shows slight increase in weight loss with higher dose
Liraglutide trial for obesity shows slight increase in weight loss with higher dosePatients with type 2 diabetes achieved 6% weight loss with liraglutide 3 mg in a phase 3a obesity trial, according to Novo Nordisk.