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Clinical Advances in

Treating Obesity as a Chronic Disease: Novel Insights and Strategies

Obesity is a serious global epidemic and increasing threat to healthcare systems, with huge financial implications. At least 1.1 billion adults are overweight, including 312 million who are obese. Compared with patients of normal weight, risk of death increases by 20%-40% in overweight individuals and by two-to threefold in obese individuals. The Clinical Advances in Treating Obesity as a Chronic Disease: Novel Insights and Strategies curriculum provides education on the latest clinical trial results and therapeutic strategies for obesity management.

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Developed through a partnership between Medscape, World Obesity Federation, and World Organization of Family Doctors.

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The psychosocial burden of obesity  

Altered gut and adipose tissue hormones in overweight and obese individuals: cause or consequence?  

Modified 5 As: minimal intervention for obesity counseling in primary care  

Joint international consensus statement for ending stigma of obesity  

Metabolic surgery in the treatment algorithm for type 2 diabetes: a joint statement by international diabetes organizations  

Clinical practice guidelines for the perioperative nutrition, metabolic, and nonsurgical support of patients undergoing bariatric procedures - 2019 update  

Weight history in clinical practice: the state of the science and future directions  

Waist circumference as a vital sign in clinical practice: a Consensus Statement from the IAS and ICCR Working Group on visceral obesity  

Adolescent obesity and midlife cancer risk: a population-based cohort study of 2.3 million adolescents in Israel  

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Steering Committee

Luc Van Gaal, MD, PhD

Steering Committee Chair

Professor of Medicine, Department of Diabetology, Metabolism and Clinical Nutrition, Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium

Robert F. Kushner, MD

Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Director, Center for Lifestyle Medicine, Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Carel Le Roux, PhD, MSc, MBChB, FRCP, FRCPath

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Leigh Perreault, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology Metabolism and Diabetes; University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus; Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health, Aurora, USA

Marcio C. Mancini, MD, PhD

Head of the Obesity & Metabolic Syndrome Unit, Department of Endocrinology & Metabolism, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil

John Wilding, DM FRCP

Professor of Medicine
University of Liverpool
Liverpool, United Kingdom