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William H. Dietz
George Washington University
Body mass indexOverweightObesityDiabetes mellitusMedicine
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#1William H. Dietz (GW: George Washington University)H-Index: 99
Last. Carlos Santos-Burgoa (GW: George Washington University)H-Index: 18
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Abstract A recent JAMA viewpoint regarding fatalities In Italy associated with the COVID-19 pandemic failed to mention obesity as one of the pre-existing diseases associated with death.1 It seems likely that the increased prevalence of obesity in Italy older adults compared to China may account for the differences in mortality between the two countries. Furthermore, the rising prevalence of obesity in the US and prior experience of the impact of obesity on mortality from H1N1 Influenza should in...
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Last. Tim Lobstein (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 45
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Obesity is a chronic relapsing condition affecting a rapidly increasing number of people worldwide. The United Nations has stated that universal health coverage is an essential element of the globally-agreed sustainable development goals. This article provides a preliminary report of a survey of relevant health professionals and other interest groups on the readiness of health systems to provide obesity treatment services. Interviews and questionnaires were completed by 274 respondents from a to...
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#1William H. Dietz (GW: George Washington University)H-Index: 99
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#1Linda Van Horn (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 80
#2Carine M. Lenders (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 12
Last. Christopher J. Lynch (NIH: National Institutes of Health)H-Index: 44
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: Nutrition plays an important role in health promotion and disease prevention and treatment across the lifespan. Physicians and other healthcare professionals are expected to counsel patients about nutrition, but recent surveys report minimal to no improvements in medical nutrition education in US medical schools. A workshop sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute addressed this gap in knowledge by convening experts in clinical and academic health professional schools. Repres...
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#1A. Lindsay Frazier (Harvard University)H-Index: 49
#2Manuela A. Orjuela-Grimm (CUMC: Columbia University Medical Center)H-Index: 1
Last. William H. Dietz (GW: George Washington University)H-Index: 99
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#1Luke Wolfenden (University of Newcastle)H-Index: 28
#2Majid Ezzati (Imperial College London)H-Index: 112
Last. William H. Dietz (GW: George Washington University)H-Index: 99
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: Few health crises have been as predictable as the unfolding obesity pandemic. Clinical and public health services remain the front line of efforts to reduce the burden of obesity. While a range of clinical practice guidelines exist, the need for clinical interventions exceeds the capacity of health systems to provide care for those affected with obesity, and routine clinical practices fall far short of guidelines recommendations even in high-income countries. In this manuscript, we discuss cur...
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#1William H. Dietz (GW: George Washington University)H-Index: 99
The prevalence of excess weight gain is increasing more rapidly in rural than in urban environments. Increased intake of ultra-processed foods has been associated with obesity, and the rise of supermarkets and marketing strategies may have contributed to the greater weight increases in rural areas.
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#1William H. Dietz (GW: George Washington University)H-Index: 99
#2Christine Gallagher (GW: George Washington University)H-Index: 5
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work is to develop a practical, tangible, measurable, and simple standard of care for the treatment of adult obesity that provides guidance for both clinical providers and community settings. METHODS: Three roundtables with relevant stakeholder groups were convened by the STOP Obesity Alliance at The George Washington University to develop the proposed standard of care. RESULTS: The proposed standard of care for adult obesity treatment proposes practices for the spectr...
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#1Ginger J. Winston (GW: George Washington University)H-Index: 7
#2Munjireen S. Sifat (UMD: University of Maryland, College Park)
Last. Mary E. Charlson (Cornell University)H-Index: 57
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Background. Despite evidence that social network members influence the eating behaviors of adults, no study to date has had the primary aim of examining children as support partners for parents in ...
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