Overweight is not treated in children hospitalized with asthmaA retrospective record review for youngsters admitted with asthma to a Midwestern children’s hospital revealed that overweight and obesity were underrecognized, underdiagnosed, and undertreated.
How providers, payers, employers should be fighting obesityBy addressing the root problem of obesity with structured programs, providers can help patients lose weight and very possibly avoid expensive chronic illnesses as a result. Employers and payers should incentivize healthy weight by paying for obesity care and treatment, potentially reaping substantial savings in the long term.
Artificial sweeteners linked to overweight in infantsInvestigators used a food frequency questionnaire to assess how often 3003 pregnant women drank artificially sweetened or sugar-sweetened beverages during their second or third trimesters. They then analyzed how this data correlated with the body mass index of these mothers’ babies at age 1 year.
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.
Dying to be thin: Body image and disordered eatingThis article briefly discusses theories on why poor body image develops and the strong link to disordered eating; ways to screen for poor body image and eating disorders in children and adolescents; and some efforts under way to prevent and intervene in children at risk of, or who have developed, poor body image.
Childhood family meals protect against overweight in early adulthoodTeenagers who eat at least 1 meal a week with their families are less likely than those who never eat with their families to be overweight or obese when they reach their 20s or 30s, according to a large longitudinal study.
Patient Resource | Overweight and Obesity and Type 2 DiabetesLearn how overweight and obesity and type 2 diabetes are linked.
Casino-related economic increase is linked to obesity risk decreaseA new investigation assessing whether openings or expansions of American Indian-owned casinos are associated with the risk of overweight suggests that economic resources have a direct effect on overweight/obesity risk.
Plans seek solutions to the obesity disease
Plans seek solutions to the obesity diseaseLong-term intervention encompasses entire lifetime
Obesity rates predicted to increase in U.S. and elsewhereA new study of obesity rates in the U.S. and eight other countries predicts that rates will continue to grow over the next decade.