A Medscape poll found that more than two thirds of healthcare providers (HCPs) consider obesity to be a disease state. Only 10% of respondents indicated that patients with obesity receiving interventions often succeed at long-term weight management; however, less than a quarter answered that they routinely offer counseling, and only about 1% recommend surgery for weight loss. Worldwide, obesity has nearly tripled since 1975, with more than 650 million individuals now considered obese.
Given the vast number of persons with obesity and the persistent challenges, misconceptions, and frustrations experienced by both patients and HCPs, an understanding of best practices for confronting obesity is crucial.
Are you familiar with the latest guidelines and advice on how to manage the care of patients who are obese? Test yourself with this short quiz.
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Cite this: Romesh Khardori, Elif A. Oral. Fast Five Quiz: Confronting Obesity - Medscape - Jan 31, 2022.