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Many parents fail to recognize signs of childhood obesity

March 31, 2015

Parents of children with obesity may be unable to recognize that their child is overweight unless they are at extreme levels of obesity, according to research in the British Journal of General Practice.

Parents were more likely to underestimate a child’s weight if the child was black or South Asian, male, from a deprived background or older (aged 10 to 11 years).

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Motivational interviewing linked to reductions in childhood BMI

March 31, 2015
Significant reductions in children’s BMI were achieved with motivational interviewing delivered by primary care providers and registered dietitians to parents…
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Researcher looks at relationship between atopic dermatitis, obesity and cardiovascular disease

March 30, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — In this video, Jonathan I. Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH, discusses studies examining cardiovascular risk in atopic dermatitis that he reviewed at the…
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Canadian pediatric obesity guidelines recommend lifestyle changes, discourage drugs or surgery

March 30, 2015
In its first update in 20 years to obesity guidelines specifically for children, the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care advises routine monitoring of…
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4 Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4
Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Eisai, Inc. and Vivus, Inc.

Obesity is associated with a wide range of comorbid conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and…
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'The time has come' for individualized treatment for obese, overweight patients

March 24, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Michael Camilleri, MD, AGAF, from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., discusses his presentation…
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Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners in Weight Management: What Do You Need to Know?

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The use of low- and no-calorie sweeteners continues to grow as consumers continue to purchase foods and beverages…
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In the Journals

Many parents fail to recognize signs of childhood obesity

March 31, 2015
Parents of children with obesity may be unable to recognize that their child is overweight unless they are at extreme levels of obesity, according to…
In the Journals

Motivational interviewing linked to reductions in childhood BMI

March 31, 2015
Significant reductions in children’s BMI were achieved with motivational interviewing delivered by primary care providers and registered…
thumbnail for video 4143327648001 Meeting News CoverageVideo

Researcher looks at relationship between atopic dermatitis, obesity and cardiovascular disease

March 30, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — In this video, Jonathan I. Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH, discusses studies examining cardiovascular risk in atopic dermatitis that…
In the Journals

Canadian pediatric obesity guidelines recommend lifestyle changes, discourage drugs or surgery

March 30, 2015
In its first update in 20 years to obesity guidelines specifically for children, the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care advises routine…

Funds awarded to develop weight loss maintenance toolkit

March 29, 2015
The European Commission recently awarded more than €4.9 million to a 12-member consortium to develop and evaluate a toolkit that will help…
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In adults with obesity, brain insulin action may be selectively impaired

March 27, 2015
The prefrontal cortexes of adults with overweight and obesity appear to have selectively impaired brain insulin action, possibly causing a modified…
AnnMarie Koster In the Journals

Fat distribution may influence mortality rates in men, women

March 27, 2015
The distribution of fat in the abdomen and thighs may indicate mortality risk in both men and women, according to research in the journal…
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Excessive homework may influence higher obesity rates in children

March 26, 2015
Excessive homework combined with the presence of school-related stress can negatively affect children’s weight, according to study data…
Stephan Freedland In the Journals

More exercise linked to better sexual function in obese men

March 25, 2015
Exercise is associated with improved erectile and sexual function in men, regardless of race, according to recently published data. “This study…
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'The time has come' for individualized treatment for obese, overweight patients

March 24, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Michael Camilleri, MD, AGAF, from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., discusses his presentation on unmet needs in the…
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