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Underweight means highest risk, say researchers.

Lakeisha Conley, MD, Christopher Knudsen, DO, Terry J. Hundley, MD, et al.

The development of a standardized treatment that simultaneously addresses achalasia and obesity is becoming more imperative as obesity becomes epidemic in the US. Here’s a case in point.

Evidence-based recommendations on the intake of free sugars to reduce the risk of noncommunicable diseases are the ingredients of a new WHO guideline. Find the recipe in these slides.

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at increased risk for metabolic and heart diseases and nearly twice as likely to be hospitalized.

GLP-1 RA, T2DM, weight loss before bariatric surgery

Pre-surgical weight loss in obese patients with type 2 diabetes reduces perioperative risk. The dual benefits of GLP-1 agonists offer promise to this hard-to-treat population.

The new guidelines signal a shift toward aggressive treatment for obesity as a primary disease and following with treatment for comorbidites that do not respond to weight loss.

The odds of children becoming overweight go up with sleep-disordered breathing and short sleep duration, underscoring the need for early identification of these risk factors.

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