Streamlined Approach Helps Physicians Keep Up With Obesity Education

AMA News Release (07/24/20) Berg, Sara

The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) provides education, tools and resources to help health professionals successfully treat and manage patients with obesity, some of which are available on the American Medical Association's Ed Hub portal. Current offerings include the "Obesity: A Disease podcast series" to help practitioners treat and manage obesity within their practices. Topics covered in this series include low-carb diets and energy expenditure during weight loss maintenance; foods containing fructose-based sugars and glycemic control; obesity's effect on heart disease; the effect of intermittent fasting on insulin sensitivity; and new research on exercise and fatty liver disease. OMA members believe treating obese patients demands a scientific and personalized approach that allows health professionals to help patients realize their weight and health objectives.

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