Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Facilitating Healthy Weight Loss?

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD


January 12, 2018

Although obesity in itself is associated with increased morbidity and mortality, massive, poorly monitored weight loss and/or weight cycling can have equally dire consequences. Among the important potential complications to watch out for in the setting of weight loss are the following:

  • Cardiac arrhythmias

  • Electrolyte derangements—hypokalemia is the most important of these

  • Hyperuricemia

  • Psychological sequelae, including depression and the development of eating disorders (particularly binge-eating disorders)

  • Cholelithiasis

For more on cholelithiasis, read here.


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