FP Essentials™

Obesity

Edition #425 | October 2014

Cover: FP Essentials #425 Obesity

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  • Describe the role of behavior modification, including diet and exercise, in obesity management.
  • Outline the SMART (Specific, Measurable, Action-based, Realistic, Time-based) model approach to goal setting for weight loss.
  • Summarize dietary interventions for weight loss with respect to options and efficacy.
  • Cite the major principles of pharmacotherapy for weight loss, including differential response among patients and need for lifelong drug treatment.
  • Outline the indications for pharmacotherapy and bariatric surgery for patients desiring weight loss.
  • Cite the Food and Drug Administration-approved drugs for weight loss, including their potential benefits and risks.
  • Cite common drugs used for other indications with the potential side effect of weight loss.
  • Cite common drugs with the potential adverse effect of weight gain.
  • Describe the role of dietary supplements and integrative medicine techniques for weight loss.
  • Summarize the four types of bariatric procedures and their specific contraindications.
  • Describe the potential short-term efficacy, benefits, and surgical complications of bariatric surgery.
  • Summarize long-term benefits of bariatric surgery with respect to weight loss.
  • Cite the potential long-term complications of bariatric surgery.
  • Summarize the potential nutritional deficiencies associated with bariatric surgery and how to prevent them.

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