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

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD


January 12, 2018

Weight loss should be encouraged at a BMI of 25 kg/m2 with just one comorbidity (instead of two, as was the case in previous guidelines), and elevated waist circumference can be one of those comorbidities. The cutoff for elevated waist circumference is 40 inches in men and 35 inches in women, although certain groups have lower cutoff points (eg, South Asian persons).

For more on indications for weight loss, read here.


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