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AUTHOR(S)

Myra Muramoto, MD, MPH | Western Region Public Health Training Center (WRPHTC)

Competencies

  • Obesity as a Medical Condition
  • Strategies for Patient Care

Professions

  • Allopathic Medicine
  • Dietetics / Nutrition
  • Health Professionals
  • Nursing
  • Osteopathic Medicine
  • Public Health

Learner Level

  • Practitioner

Instructional Methods

  • Continuing Education
  • Online Course
  • Webinar

Adult Obesity: Diagnostic and Treatment Approaches

| 1 HRS Explaining The hours

This presentation provides an overview of approaches to diagnosis and treatment of adult obesity. 

Overview

This presentation provides an overview of approaches to diagnosis of adult obesity using BMI, waist circumference, and body composition and assessment of obesity and associated health consequences of obesity.  It reviews the three major approaches to nutrition therapy in obesity treatment and the role of behavioral therapy, and pharmacotherapy.  Patient cases are used to review and summarize evidence-based approaches to the treatment of adult obesity.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe approaches to the diagnosis and assessment of adult obesity
  • Describe three major approaches to nutrition therapy for obesity
  • Describe the role of behavioral therapy in obesity treatment
  • List four medications approved for treatment of adult obesity