Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

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Estimated time to complete session: 40 min.

Learning Objectives

1. Define Metabolic Syndrome and its link to overweight and obesity. 
2. List the diagnostic criteria for metabolic syndrome. 
3. Describe a comprehensive evaluation for metabolic syndrome: medical nutrition 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.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
08/02/2019
Parent activity set: 

Belinda Vail, MD, FAAFP, Vice Chair, Department of Family Medicine, University of Kansas

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
08/02/2019
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