123772 - How to Treat quiz: Lifestyle management of overweight and obesity
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Relevance to General Practice
The prevalence of obesity in Australia has more than doubled in the past 30 years. Approximately 64% of the Australian adult population were overweight or obese in 2014-2015, with this projected to reach 70% by 2025. The current associated annual Australian healthcare costs are estimated to reach $21 billion. Excess weight increases the risk of chronic health conditions (for example metabolic syndrome, CVD, type 2 diabetes, arthritis and polycystic ovary syndrome [PCOS]). Preventing overweight and obesity through lifestyle management is paramount in patient care and broader health promotion.
- On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to discuss the assessment of patients with overweight and obesity.
- On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to describe the lifestyle options available for the treatment of overweight and obesity.
- On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to implement into their practice lifestyle management changes for patients with obesity and overwei