TITLE

Managing Obesity

AUTHOR(S)
Saltzman, Edward; Tarnoff, Michael; Shikora, Scott
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
Journal of Family Practice;May2007, Vol. 56 Issue 5, pS1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines issues that are of concern to primary care clinicians who seek the best outcomes for obese patients. Such issues include the assessment of body weight and health risks of obesity, patient counseling, dietary modifications for weight loss, pharmacologic agents, surgical referrals and long-term follow-up. Body mass index (BMI) can be calculated using charts and online calculators. At most levels of BMI, central fat distribution increases health risk. This fat distribution is estimated by waist circumference.
ACCESSION #
25274372

 

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