obesity
OBESITY
Obesity is having an excessive amount of body fat that may impair health.
The primary cause is an energy imbalance between calories consumed and expended.
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 the accumulation of excessive body fat that may impair health; body weight is excessive for given height
  • Primary cause is an energy imbalance between calories consumed and expended
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