Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

Estimated time to complete session: 40 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  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.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
08/01/2021
Parent activity set: 

Belinda Vail, MD, FAAFP, Chair, Department of Family Medicine, University of Kansas Medical School, Kansas City, Kansas

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
08/01/2021
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