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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.

Women's Preventive Services Initiative Releases Guidance for Preventing Obesity in Midlife

August 04, 2022

A national coalition of more than 20 health professional organizations and patient representatives, the WPSI recommendation for preventing obesity in midlife women advocates for counseling to maintain weight or limit weight gain among women with normal or overweight BMI aged 40-60 years.

Poor Sleep Habits, Behaviors Could Increase Risk of Fatty Liver Disease

August 01, 2022

An analysis of a prospective cohort study in China provides evidence suggesting poor sleep behaviors, including daytime napping and nighttime sleep disturbances, could increase risk of metabolic dysfunction-associated fatty liver disease.

No-Cost, Fully Automated Weight Loss Programs Show Promise in Primary Care Setting

July 29, 2022

A trial assessing a 12-week fully automated, no-cost online education program suggests participation in the program was linked to a mean weight loss of 5.1% of starting body weight, with greater levels of participation linked to greater weight loss among participants.

Study Highlights Lack of Adherence to Recommended Testing in Pediatric Obesity

July 18, 2022

An analysis of claims data from more than 150,000 patients with pediatric obesity, results of the study led investigators to call for specific, actionable guidelines outlining proper testing and screening procedures in this patient population.

CDC-Led Study Details Weight Gain Trends During COVID-19 Pandemic

July 15, 2022

Despite some reports detailing concerning trends in weight gain and inactivity during the COVID-19 pandemic, an analysis of medical record data from 4.25 million US adults suggests the mean weight gain was just 0.1 kg greater than the preceding year.

Educational Programs Can Improve Long-Term Success of Weight Loss Surgery

July 13, 2022

An analysis of more than a decade of follow-up data from patients with obesity who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass details the impact participation in educational programs after surgery can have on long-term weight loss outcomes.