Understanding Obesity - Obesity Action

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Understanding Obesity | Coursera

25/02/2018 · Understanding Obesity from The University of Edinburgh
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Understanding Obesity | Virginia Bariatric Surgery …

Obesity is a chronic and often progressive condition, similar to diabetes or high blood pressure. Obesity is characterized by excess body fat that can threaten or affect your health. Many organizations including the Canadian Obesity Network, the Canadian Medical Association, the American Medical Association and the World Health Organisation now consider obesity to be a chronic disease.

Understanding Obesity in Youth | Circulation

Many people believe that the amount of fat in your body is only determined by what you eat and how much you exercise. But the reality is that obesity is a complex illness caused by a number of different factors, including your environment, genes, emotional health, lack of sleep, medical problems or even some medications you may be on. Even with the same diet or the same amount of exercise, people will vary widely in the amount of body fat or weight at which their bodies settle.

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Understanding Obesity, New Guidelines for Physicians

Currently, one in three U.S. adults is obese, bringing forth a possible health toll, including , , and . Another third of Americans are overweight.

Understanding Obesity as a Disease · Giving Compass

The management of obesity is difficult. Emerging evidence suggests that bariatric surgery may establish a new body-weight set point by altering the physiological mechanisms of body-weight regulation, thereby causing sustained weight loss. Continuing research may establish the biologic mechanisms through which bariatric surgery works and may uncover new nonsurgical options for the treatment of both adult and pediatric obesity. In the meantime, Inge et al. provide longer-term evidence that bariatric surgery can provide relief from the tremendous physical, social, and psychological burden that severe obesity causes in a growing number of American youth. However, even longer-term (>10-year) follow-up will be necessary to track the persistence of the associated micronutrient deficiencies, as well as the emergence of other deficiencies and other unanticipated long-term complications. Only then will providers be fully informed for the counseling of adolescents and their families with regard to the benefits, risks, and timing of bariatric surgery.

Understanding Childhood Obesity | Eat + Run | US News

Last fall, the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) rolled out the first-ever comprehensive Obesity Algorithm™ charts, or step-by-step calculation procedures, that navigate the physician’s role in medically treating and caring for patients affected by obesity.