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Managing Obesity in 2015: Setting the Framework and Assessing All of the Options

Managing Obesity in 2015: Setting the Framework and Assessing All of the Options

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk.

Overview

Author(s)/Faculty: J. Michael Gonzalez-Campoy, MD, PhD, FACE; Felice A. Caldarella, MD, FACP, CDE, FACE; Scott Kahan, MD, MPH, FTOS; Christopher D. Still, DO, FACN, FACP
Source: Healio - Endocrinology Education Lab
Type: MultimediaArticles/Items: 5
Release Date: 9/4/2015Expiration Date: 9/3/2016
Credit Type: CMENumber of Credits: 1.75
Cost: FreeProvider:

This CME activity is based on the slides and lectures presented by the faculty at the symposium, Managing Obesity in 2015: Setting the Framework and Assessing All of the Options, on May 15, 2015, in Nashville, TN.

Obesity constitutes a risk factor for some of the leading causes of preventable death, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers. Over the past 2 decades, the incidence of obesity has increased dramatically, and is now considered a health care epidemic in the United States, affecting more than one-third of adults.

Despite the recognition of obesity as a disease by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), and the publication of guidelines addressing its clinical management, individuals with obesity are frequently underdiagnosed and undertreated - and therefore - at risk for negative long-term outcomes.

In this CME activity, leading obesity specialists discuss effective communication skills aimed at promoting patients' behavioral changes, the identification of patients with obesity who may benefit from pharmacotherapy in combination with behavioral interventions based on guidelines recommendations, and safety/efficacy profiles of currently approved anti-obesity agents.

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