Obesity is a major risk factor for many prevalent and dangerous population health issues, including heart disease, hypertension, stroke, cancer, and diabetes. Patients may struggle with overeating for multiple reasons, and require a customized, sensitive approach.
One-third of adults and 17% of youth are considered obese.1 You play a critical role in counseling patients about healthy interventions to promote weight loss or prevent the onset of obesity. The AAFP offers you evidence-based, and practical obesity and fitness resources to support your patients’ weight management needs. These can help you:
Provide easy-to-follow guidance to your patients with resources from familydoctor.org.