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.
|Title of host publication||Endocrinology|
|Subtitle of host publication||Adult & Pediatric|
|Editors||J 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 Publication||Philadelphia PA USA|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|