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Weight Management


The Endocrinology Network® Weight Management clinical resource center is the home of all content related to weight loss and obesity management. Now a full-blown epidemic, the obesity crisis is one of the most prominent and dangerous health crises in the US. This page will provide insight and perspective related to FDA approvals, the latest studies, and guideline updates related to nutrition, obesity, and weight management.

Obesity Society, National Kidney Foundation Release Report on Managing Coexisting Obesity and Kidney Disease

October 21, 2022

Released on October 21, the special joint report from the Obesity Society and National Kidney Foundation outlines the hurdles, optimization strategies, and research needs for the management of coexisiting obesity and chronic kidney disease identified during a multispecialty, scientific workshop held in April 2021.

American Gastroenterological Association Releases Guidelines for Pharmacologic Management of Obesity

October 20, 2022

Released on October 20, the American Gastroenterological Association's guidelines for obesity management with pharmacological therapy endorses semaglutide 2.4 mg (Wegovy), phentermine-topiramate ER (Qsymia), lirgalutide 3 mg (Saxenda), and naltrexone-bupropion ER (Contrave) as first-line medical therapies in addition to diet and exercise for weight loss in people with obesity.

Endocrine Month in Review: September 2022

September 25, 2022

Our endocrinology month in review spotlights the most popular content from the past month. Our top content from September 2022 includes new guideline recommendations from the ADA/EASD, new data on semaglutide 2.4 mg and tirzepatide, a label update for finerenone, & more!

Benefits of Bariatric Surgery in Adolescents Endure Beyond a Decade, Study Shows

September 20, 2022

An analysis of nearly 15 years of follow-up data from 97 patients who underwent bariatric surgery during adolescence provides insight into the benefits of surgery on weight loss and comorbidities among those with severe obesity.

Gastrectomy Has More Favorable Long-Term Safety Outcomes Profile for Black, Hispanic Patients with Obesity

August 31, 2022

A new study suggests there is little difference in weight loss and diabetes outcomes for Black and Hispanic patients undergoing RYGB vs sleeve gastrectomy, but significant differences were observed for safety outcomes with sleeve gastrectomy vs RYGB.

Endocrine Month in Review: August 2022

August 27, 2022

Our endocrinology month in review spotlights the most popular content from the past month. Our top content from August 2022 includes a trial examining time-restricted eating, a pair of FDA decisions, coverage of ADCES 22, and more!