Obesity: The problem and its management

Michael A Cowley, Wendy Ann Brown, Robert V Considine

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Key Points: - Prevalence of overweight and obesity is significant in adults, children, and adolescents. - Prevalence of overweight and obesity is increasing in developing countries. - Accumulation of excess body weight results from an imbalance between energy intake and energy expenditure. - Obesity is associated with development of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, cancer, and other conditions. - Lifestyle modification is the first-line treatment for overweight/obesity. - Pharmacologic and bariatric surgical approaches to weight control should be used in conjunction with lifestyle modification.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEndocrinology
Subtitle of host publicationAdult & Pediatric
EditorsJ Larry Jameson, Leslie J De Groot, David M de Kretser, Linda C Giudice, Ashley B Grossman, Shlomo Melmed, John T Potts Jr, Gordon C Weir
Place of PublicationPhiladelphia PA USA
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780323189071
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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