• eMedRef (March 2012) 

    Jones, Aminah; Roett, Michelle A.; Hofmeister, Sabrina; Gehl, Suzanne (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2012-03)
    eMedRef is FPIN's electronic Medical Reference, and we are excited to share with you portions of these clinical topic reviews as they are completed or updated each month.
  • Functional MRI Studies of Health Behaviors 

    Savage, Cary R. (2010-03)
    People make hundreds of health decisions everyday - for example, what and how much to eat, whether to exercise, whether to use drugs such as nicotine and alcohol and, if so, how much. Health behaviors have a cumulative ...
  • The Impact of Sleep Quality on Energy Intake, Eating Behavior, and Physical Activity 

    Pona, Ashleigh Anne (2015)
    Obesity is associated with numerous health risks and is prevalent across all stages of the lifespan, although it tends to increase with age. As such, the college years are an important time for the development of obesity. ...
  • Interdisciplinary Approach to Examine the Effects of Lifestyle Modifications on Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease 

    Rector, R. Scott (Randy Scott); Uptergrove, Grace M.E.; Booth, Frank W., Ph. D.; Thyfault, John P.; Ibdah, Jamal A. (2010-02)
    A critical complication of the obesity epidemic experienced in Westernized societies is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD, fatty liver not due to alcohol consumption, is the most common chronic liver disease ...
  • Is Fluoxetine an Effective Therapy for Weight Loss in Obese Patients? 

    Epling, John W. (Family Physicians Inquiry Network, 2003-12)
    Fluoxetine (Prozac) use may result in an average, short-term weight loss of up to 3.3 kg (7 lb, 4 oz) in obese patients, but the longterm effects and maintenance of weight loss after discontinuation of the drug have not ...
  • Maladaptation of cardiac and skeletal muscle in chronic disease: effects of exercise 

    Morris, Robert Tyler, 1978- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    The human genome is adapted for daily physical activity (85). Thus, a sedentary lifestyle is capable of promoting detrimental consequences to human health. The linkage between lack of sufficient physical activity and the ...
  • Obesity in pregnancy 

    Sulkowski, Kathryn L. (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2009-09)
    This issue of eMedRef provides information to clinicians on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and therapeutics of obesity in pregnancy.
  • Obesity: a growing concern about fetal nutrition 

    Coe, Benjamin Lloyd, 1981- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    Obesity is a growing epidemic and a major health concern in the United States and elsewhere. The Fetal Basis of Adult Disease (FBAD) theory holds that events that occur during development can permanently alter gene expression ...
  • Talking with patients about weight 

    Rollins, Vanessa (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2011-11)
    Use of the 5As counseling model appears effective, both objectively and by patient report, in increasing patients' motivation to lose weight and improve diet.
  • Walk A Hound, Lose A Pound, & Stay Fit for Seniors 

    Johnson, Rebecca A. (Rebecca Ann); McKenney, Charlotte; McCune, Sandra (2010-04)
    Background: Obesity rates in older adults are linked with the national problem of limited physical activity (PA), resulting in chronic illness. Obesity-related illness and functional loss require innovative interventions. ...
  • What behavioral interventions are safe and effective for treating obesity? 

    Holt, James; Warren, Larry; Wallace, Rick (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2006-06)
    Interventions that include a combination of behavioral and lifestyle modifications— including decreased caloric intake, specific aids to changing diet, increased physical activity, and treatment of binge eating disorders—have ...