Complications/comorbidities of obesity
Is obesity more than just excess weight? Read about the complications associated with obesity which can affect an individual’s health.
Obesity is a chronic disease that affects 650 million adults worldwide. It has a substantial health impact with 200+ possible complications affecting many organs and systems.1, 2 As a result, healthcare professionals (HCPs) see patients with obesity throughout their careers and widely recognise it as a serious, chronic condition that often relapses.3 Yet, the number of people living with obesity continues to rise, highlighting the need to provide medical professionals with evidence-based tools to tackle the growing global obesity epidemic effectively.
Rethink Obesity® bridges knowledge gaps with a wide range of free, science based resources designed specifically for international healthcare professionals and their patients. These tools equip professionals with up-to-date scientific research coupled with practical advice, so that the potential barriers of medical misinformation, practical difficulties, and weight stigma can be overcome. With scientific grounding in aetiology, diagnosis, and management, medical professionals can provide holistic, effective care to patients with obesity.
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By understanding the scientific principles that underlie the development of obesity and identifying challenges in an evidence-based manner, barriers to effective obesity management can be overcome. Rethink Obesity® aims to provide this science based information, in an easily accessible manner, to healthcare professionals so they are able to enhance their clinical practice and achieve sustainable results for their patients living with obesity.
Watch the Mode of Disease video to learn more about the science behind obesity.
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