Tag Archives: obesity
Sagittal abdominal diameter

Beyond Body Mass Index: Advantages of Abdominal Measurements

Sagittal abdominal diameter/height ratio and waist circumference/height ratio are better predictors of cardiometabolic disorders than body mass index. Background The clinical recognition of cardiometabolic disorders might be enhanced by anthropometry based on the sagittal abdominal diameter (SAD; also called “abdominal height”) or waist circumference rather than on weight. Direct comparisons of body mass index (BMI, […]

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An Evidence-based Guide for Obesity Treatment in Primary Care

Primary care physicians can assist their patients with weight management by using the 5As counseling framework (Assess, Advise, Agree, Assist, and Arrange). Primary care physicians can use the 5As framework to build and coordinate a multidisciplinary team that: 1) addresses patients’ psychosocial issues and medical and psychiatric comorbidities associated with obesity treatment failure; 2) delivers […]

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Holiday Blues: Recognizing & Treating Depression

In the US, the holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve is filled with parties, family, good food, gifts, and togetherness. It’s a time when love, forgiveness, and good cheer are in the air. Or, at least, that is how the holidays are depicted by the media. For many, the holidays are a time […]

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Less Exercise, Not More Calories, Responsible for Expanding Waistlines

Sedentary lifestyle and not caloric intake may be to blame for increased obesity in the US, according to a new analysis of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). A study published in The American Journal of Medicine reveals that in the past 20 years there has been a sharp decrease in […]

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CME: Advances in the Management of Obesity

The American Journal of Medicine is offering a new continuing medical education course: Advances in the Management of Patients with Obesity. The course is based upon highlights from the 2013 Obesity Society Annual Meeting. Program Overview ObesityWeek 2013 was held on November 11–16, in Atlanta, GA and presented important data for the successful management of […]

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