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OBESITY RISK CALCULATOR

Living with obesity can put your patients at risk for many lifelong complications. With this tool, you can help them calculate their risk for developing certain obesity-related complications over the next 10 years.1

Simply enter your patient's height, weight, and medical history to see their risk of being diagnosed with different medical complications. You can compare the level of risk at your patient's current body weight, as well as after a 13% weight loss. Use these results as a starting point for discussing obesity management and complications.

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BMI

The risk prediction is available with a BMI between 30 and 50 and an age between 19 and 70.

The risks reductions below are calculated with a weight loss of 13% of total body weight.
Your patient's weight after weight loss is 0 kg.

Gender:

Describe your patient's medical history:

Result

BMI is 0

The prediction of the benefit is only possible with a BMI between 30 and 50.

Result

  • Risk at current weight
  • Risk with a 13% weight loss

Cardiovascular diseases/risk factors

Hypertension
Dyslipidaemia
Heart failure
Atrial fibrillation
Unstable angina / myocardial infarction

DIABETES

Type 2 diabetes

OSTEOARTHRITIS

Hip/knee osteoarthritis

RESPIRATORY

Asthma
Sleep apnoea

KIDNEY DISEASE

Chronic kidney disease

The risk predictions are based on a study using a primary care database of 570,000 UK adults.1

Based on whether they kept their weight stable or lost weight during a four-year baseline period, these individuals were assigned to two different groups. They were then followed for up to 15 years to observe differences between the groups regarding the development of 10 obesity-related comorbidities.1

Given the information you have specified about your patient, you see the average risk for individuals in the study population who are similar to them and who have either kept a stable body weight or lost on average 13% of their initial body weight.

In the study, the group of individuals losing weight, also had a medical record  of weight loss diet, weight-loss diet, weight-loss drug prescription, or referral to a dietician or for bariatric surgery.

References

1. Haase CL, Lopes S, Olsen AH, et al. Weight loss and risk reduction of obesity-related outcomes in 0.5 million people: evidence from a UK primary care database. Int J Obes. 2021; 45:1249-1258. DOI: 10.1038/s41366-021-00788-4

HQ21OB00072, Approval date: July 2021