FP Essentials™


Edition #492 | May 2020

Cover: FP Essentials #492 | Obesity

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  • Summarize the factors that contribute to the high prevalence of obesity in the United States.
  • Summarize the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations for adults and children with obesity.
  • Describe the behavior interventions recommended to achieve weight loss, noting dieting concerns for children.
  • List behavior strategies that can be helpful for patients in losing weight and main­taining weight loss.
  • Describe the indications for adjunctive pharmacotherapy.
  • List the drugs available for obesity management in adults and children and describe their most common adverse effects.
  • Cite the indications for and discuss the role of bariatric surgery.
  • Describe the three main bariatric surgeries and the common postsurgical complications.
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#492: Obesity
May 2020


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