Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

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Estimated time to complete session: 45 min.

Learning Objectives

1. Define the Metabolic Syndrome and its link to overweight and obesity.
2. List the diagnostic criteria for metabolic syndrome.
3. Describe a comprehensive evaluation for the metabolic syndrome: medical therapy, referral for bariatric surgery, self-management education, physical activity recommendations, and psychosocial assessment and care.
4. Assemble a suitable treatment plan for the patient with metabolic syndrome: combination of lifestyle modifications, pharmacotherapy, and surgery.

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Course summary
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  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed
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Belinda Vail, MD, FAAFP, Vice Chair, Department of Family Medicine, University of Kansas Medical School, Kansas City, Kansas

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  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

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