Obesity: Comorbidities and Complications
Why should we treat the disease of obesity? The medical community designated obesity as a disease in 2012 based on its etiology and impact on patient’s lives. Obesity results from a combination of genetic, environmental, and behavioral factors, and it is leads to numerous complications such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis, obstructive sleep apnea, cancer, gallbladder disease, and psychological disorders. The rise in obesity prevalence has paralleled a growing epidemic of diabetes, and obesity also contributes to the high rates of hypertension and dyslipidemia in the U.S.
This course covers comorbidities and obesity complications such as:
- organ-specific and;
- hormonal and biomechanical.
Can award American Board of Obesity Medicine GROUP TWO Credits: 7.75
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