Introduction. The State of Obesity in 2017

Robert F. Kushner, Scott Kahan

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Abstract

Obesity continues to be a major national and global health challenge and a risk factor for an expanding set of chronic diseases. In 2015, high body mass index contributed to 4.0 million deaths globally, which represented 7.1% of the deaths from any cause. Obesity is now regarded as a disease, and multiple health care societies have begun to tackle obesity as a discrete target for assessment and treatment that is supported by several position statements and guidelines. Nonetheless, a perception and treatment gap continues to exist between health care providers and patients regarding the provision of obesity care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
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StateAccepted/In press - 2017

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Obesity
Health Personnel
Cause of Death
Body Mass Index
Chronic Disease
Guidelines
Delivery of Health Care
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Disease
  • Models of care
  • Morbidity
  • Obesity
  • Prevalence

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  • Medicine(all)

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