obesity
OBESITY
Treatment Guideline Chart
Obesity is a chronic, progressive and relapsing medical condition characterized by the accumulation of abnormal or excessive body fat that impairs health.
Causes of obesity are multifactorial with complex interactions.
Treatment goals include addressing the principal cause of weight gain and focusing management on both weight loss and patient-centered health outcomes.
A multidisciplinary approach, that is a combination of dietary change, physical activity and behavioral modification, is recommended.

Obesity Signs and Symptoms

Definition

  • Obesity is a chronic, progressive and relapsing medical condition characterized by the accumulation of abnormal or excessive body fat that impairs health
  • Causes of obesity are multifactorial with complex interactions
    • Primary cause is a chronic energy imbalance between calories consumed and expended
    • Assessment and management should address the root causes of obesity beyond “eat less, move more”
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