Weight Management Topics

Are you at a weight that lets you feel and look your best? If not, it's time to start managing your weight.

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Detailed information on obesity, including obesity causes, obesity health effects, obesity medical treatment, obesity surgical treatment, maintaining weight loss, and obesity prevention

Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease in  Women

Detailed information on obesity and cardiovascular disease, including risk factors for heart disease and information for losing weight and lowering your risk

Obesity in Adolescents

Obesity is when a teen has too much body fat. Obesity is a serious, long-term disease.

Obesity in Children: How Parents Can Help

Most children become obese because of a poor diet, lack of physical activity, and other lifestyle issues. In rare cases, however, a child’s excess weight may be because of a specific illness.

Diseases & Conditions

Obesity in Teens

Obesity is when a teen has too much body fat. Obesity is a serious, long-term disease.

Obesity Treatment Overview

Whatever treatment plan a person follows, losing weight slowly will be more effective and healthy over the long-term.

Quick Tips to Cut Calories During the Holidays

Admit it: your favorite thing about December is the pumpkin spiced latte. Problem is those amazing holiday drinks pack a pretty big caloric punch. Here are a few tips on how to shave a couple hundred calories a week off your December diet.

Staying on Track with Your Weight-Loss Plan

Make food changes you can stick with long-term. Think about meals in advance, so you can shop, prepare, and package food for easy access.

Take the Diet Quiz

At any given time, millions of people in the U.S. are trying to lose weight. They spend billions of dollars each year on weight-loss products and services. Learn more about diets and weight loss by taking this quiz.

Thanksgiving Calories? There's an App for That

Technology has ushered in the Quantified Self, a movement that encourages users to track everything from REM sleep patterns to Thanksgiving calories. Can smartphone apps actually make us healthier? Dr. Martin weighs in.