Obesity is a complex, multifactorial disease and a global pandemic. According to the World Health Organization, > 1 billion people worldwide are obese. Since 1975, the prevalence of obesity has tripled. Obesity increases the risk for various diseases and conditions that are associated with increased mortality, such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, metabolic syndrome, chronic kidney disease, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), certain types of cancer, obstructive sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, depression, and infectious diseases, including severe COVID-19.
Healthy weight loss is a goal for many patients confronting obesity. Effective weight reduction often involves a partnership between patients and healthcare providers, which might include a physician, physical and exercise therapists, dietitian, psychologist or psychiatrist, and other subspecialists, depending on the comorbidities of the individual patient.
Diet, physical activity, medications, and bariatric surgery all have varying roles in helping individual patients achieve healthy weight loss.
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Cite this: Romesh Khardori, Evelyn S. Marienberg. Fast Five Quiz: Weight Loss - Medscape - Nov 06, 2023.