Obesity is the most prevalent chronic disease of the modern era in the U.S. and around the world, affecting both the adult and pediatric population. Although many believe that helping patients to achieve a healthy weight is of minimal complexity, weight regulation and management is a challenging endeavor. In this talk, the faculty will explore the complexities of obesity and offer a range of strategies (behavioral, therapeutic, and surgical) to help you in the quest to address overweight and obesity in your practice.
Obesity has reached epidemic levels in the U.S., and it is a contributor to the development of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obstructive sleep apnea, some forms of cancer, and many other diseases. It is imperative that primary care clinicians incorporate obesity care into their medical practice. This presentation will address a practical and time efficient approach for the assessment of patients with obesity and help to formulate a treatment plan. The medical paradigm of lifestyle management, pharmacotherapy, and bariatric surgery will be reviewed along with guidance on how to intensify therapy when indicated. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 8, 2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Get your questions answered by expert faculty in Endocrinology. You ask: we listen. You will learn practical solutions to common clinical challenges and tips to apply the latest knowledge in practice. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 8, 2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Lifestyle intervention is the primary step of obesity management. Multidisciplinary approach was shown to be effective on short and long-term. Several obesity medications are available and are effective for weight management with reasonable risk. Combining medications with lifestyle is more effective then either alone. Bariatric surgery is valuable for patients with severe obesity, but long-term consequences should be carefully evaluated against their benefit.
Clinicians’ lack of obesity management knowledge may foil optimal treatment. This activity incorporates a “Man-on-the-Street” video to increase clinician awareness of patient perspectives on obesity. Evidence-based and expert recommendations on talking with patients about obesity, therapeutic options—including pharmacotherapy—and means to address obstacles in long-term management will be presented.
Clinicians’ lack of obesity management knowledge may foil optimal treatment. This activity incorporates a “Man-on-the-Street” video to increase clinician awareness of patient perspectives on obesity management. Evidence-based and expert recommendations on talking with patients about obesity and means to address obstacles in long-term management, will be presented.
This session covers a variety of recent publications that contradict many of the current eating trends and fads in western diets. Debunking the hype and assumption that the internet and many advertisements tell our patients is the focus. The session ends with a simple 5 step process to help all patients who want to lose weight.
Obesity, dyslipidemia, and hypertension are significant challenges to public health and impact a growing number of Americans. Weight loss and dietary changes are effective in preventing CVD and DMII and reducing cardiometabolic complications, but can be difficult for many people. Growing evidence supports the use of timed fasting to promote weight loss and reduce these complications. Join us as we discuss a recent study that shows promising data regarding a 10-hour feeding window and improved CV markers.
This podcast reviews a recent study evaluating the benefit of adding a weighted vest to dietary interventions to promote weight loss and discusses its implications for clinical practice.