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Chronic Disease of Obesity

Published: February 2024
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  • 28 pages
  • Spiral Bound
  • 80# Aqueous Coating
  • 4.25" x 7.25"
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  • Overview 
    • Key Points 
    • Definition 
    • TOP 10 TAKEAWAY MESSAGES: Obesity as a Disease 
    • Top 10 Benefits of Treating Obesity As a Disease 
    • The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) Obesity Algorithm 
  • Diagnosis 
    • Genetic Syndromes: Key Examples 
  • Evaluation 
    • TOP 10 TAKEAWAY MESSAGES: Obesity Evaluation 
      • History  
      • Physical Exam 
    • TOP 10 TAKEAWAY MESSAGES: Obesity and Body Composition 
      • Body Composition  
      • Measurements 
    • TOP 10 TAKEAWAY MESSAGES: Obesity and Energy Expenditure 
    • Body Weight Homeostasis 
    • Tables  
      • Energy Expenditure: Components Overall 
      • Calculating Resting Metabolic Rate  
      • Energy Expenditure: Metabolic Rate 
    • Energy Expenditure 
    • Calculations for Estimating Physical Activity Energy Expenditure 
  • Non-pharmacologic Treatment 
    • Algorithm: Treatment of Adult Patients With Overweight or Obesity 
    • TOP 10 TAKEAWAY MESSAGES: Nutrition Therapy  
      • Principles of Healthful Nutrition  
      • Choosing Nutrition Therapy for Obesity 
    • TOP 10 TAKEAWAY MESSAGES: Physical Activity  
      • Energy Expenditure: 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans   
      • Algorithm: Energy Expenditure: Obesity Medicine Association Physical Activity Goals   
      • Medical Evaluation to Ensure Safety Before Beginning New Exercise Program   
      • Activity Options Based on Mobility 
    • TOP 10 TAKEAWAY MESSAGES: Motivational Interviewing 
    • TOP 10 TAKEAWAY MESSAGES: Behavior Therapy   
      • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Techniques 
  • Eating Disorders and Obesity  
    • Binge-Eating Disorder 
    • Bulimia Nervosa  
    • Night-Eating Syndrome 
    • Sleep-Related Eating Disorder
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The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) is the largest organization of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care providers working every day to improve the lives of patients affected by obesity. OMA members are the clinical experts in obesity medicine. They use a comprehensive, scientific, and individualized approach when treating obesity, which helps patients achieve their health and weight goals.


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