TITLE

Chapter 1: What's Obesity All About? An Overview

AUTHOR(S)
Hunter, William
PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
When Dieting Isn't Enough: Medications & Surgeries for Weight Lo;2005, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article provides an overview of obesity. As is the case with many medical conditions, obesity has a medical definition based on research. Doctors need these definitions in order to decide which treatments are appropriate. Among the methods doctors commonly use for diagnosing obesity is a calculation known as body mass index. Obesity adversely affects most of the internal organs of the human body. Fat can build up in the spaces between the organs, or within them, changing how efficiently they work. Many additional health conditions are tied to obesity. One of the most common diseases that affect obese people is type 2 diabetes, which results in blood sugar levels that are dangerously high. One of the most obvious strategies for reducing weight is to limit the amount of food people eat. A simple increase in physical activity each day can also have a huge effect on the weight of a person. Drug therapy or surgery are the medical treatments available for obesity.
ACCESSION #
15690096

 

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