What are the Effects of Gestational Weight Gain for Women with Obesity?

What are the Effects of Gestational Weight Gain for Women with Obesity? Managing gestational weight gain in women with can improve pregnancy outcomes. Among women of reproductive age, it is estimated that 20 percent of them are women with obesity1. Women with obesity experience increased risks of complications during pregnancy that include gestational diabetes, gestational weight gain, pre-term birth, and higher rates of a...

What is the Impact of a Western Diet?

What is the Impact of a Western Diet? Western diets are inextricably linked to obesity, which continues to rise and is expected to affect a staggering 50 percent of Americans by 2025. There’s nothing like mom’s Sunday dinner to fill a heart and belly. But whether it’s a favorite family recipes or pizza delivery when you don’t feel like cooking, chances are we will overindulge. Our western...

What’s the Latest in Diabetes Research?

What’s the Latest in Diabetes Research? Roughly 90% of people who have obesity or are overweight have type 2 diabetes. One in three adults have diabetes — and since roughly 90 percent of people with obesity or who are overweight have type 2 diabetes, increased awareness of the risk of this epidemic-level disease is critically important. The link between diabetes and obesity is well-established,...

The “D” Word

The “D” Word The “D” Word There are words that make our hair stand on end when we hear them, and among the most cringe-worthy is the “D” word: Diet.   We all knew the four-letter words which, when spoken, would result in quick punishment from our parents, the demand for an immediate apology and a shocked chorus of, “I don’t know where you learned to say such...

Getting to the Root Causes of Obesity

Getting to the Root Causes of Obesity Getting to the Root Causes of Obesity Some people who have never struggled with weight issues might think that being overweight or obese reflects a lack of willpower. The rest of us know it’s not that simple.    Certainly overeating and a lack of exercise are contributing to the obesity epidemic, not just in the United States but globally. But have...