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USPSTF Posts Draft Recs on Obesity
Last month the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) posted a draft recommendation statement and evidence review calling on clinicians to refer patients with obesity to intensive and multicomponent behavior programs. The same is recommended for adults with BMI 25 to 29.9, with hypertension and/or dyslipidemia or with abnormal blood glucose levels or diabetes.

Hello Bariatric Surgery, Goodbye Diabetes Medication
People with obesity and type 2 diabetes who had bariatric surgery were significantly less likely to need or start taking diabetes medication six years after bariatric surgery, according to a new study published online this month in JAMA Surgery.

Contrary to Previous Reports, New Study Finds Childhood Obesity Still on the Rise
Three decades of rising childhood obesity continued its upward trend in 2016, according to a new analysis from Duke Health researchers. This, despite reports in recent years suggesting obesity rates in children were stabilizing or even declining.