Overweight & Obesity

New guidelines aim to reduce obesity stigma in health care

The 2019 report from Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam focused on addressing different forms of stigma. Included in the report was one form of stigma—obesity or weight stigma—that has proven remarkably ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Home-based lifestyle intervention minimizes maternal weight gain

Weight gain during pregnancy and postpartum are important causes of long-term weight gain and the development of obesity-related diseases among women. A new, interdisciplinary study from Washington University in St. Louis ...

Surgery

Lap band surgery benefits very obese adolescents

Lap band surgery has significant benefits for severely obese teenagers and, despite its controversial nature, should still be considered as a first option to manage obesity during adolescence, a new study has found.

Health

Health professionals view insurance as solution in obesity

(HealthDay)—More than half of health professionals view improved health insurance coverage as a solution for obesity management and weight loss, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of The Obesity Society ...

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