November 2019 #obsm chat blog: Highlights from Obesity Week 2019
Courtesy of Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA, @ConscienHealth
Obesity Week is an interdisciplinary scientific meeting that happens annually in the fall. This year’s meeting took place November 4-7 in Las Vegas. The meeting covers numerous topics of interest to those with obesity and those involved in the care of patients with obesity.
Our questions for this month’s twitter chat are drawn from #obsm’s good friend Ted Kyle’s ConscienHealth blog summarizing the Ten Top Take-Home Messages from Obesity Week 2019: https://conscienhealth.org/2019/11/obesityweek-ten-top-take-home-messages/.
We’ll discuss these specific questions during our twitter chat on Sunday October 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET:
- In your experience as a patient, parent, or health care professional, what approaches to childhood and adolescent obesity have worked, if any?
- Does timing of eating make a difference to developing or treating obesity? Have you or your patients been successful with intermittent fasting?
- How can health care professionals who treat patients with obesity keep their minds open to new approaches and ensure treatment is in fact science-based?
- Are anti-obesity medications and bariatric/metabolic surgery underused to treat obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease?
- Whether you’re a health care provider or person affected by obesity, what tips can you share for putting the patient first and providing patient-centered care?