Obesity as a Chronic Disease: Why Lifestyle Modification Often Fails

In this 30-minute podcast, expert faculty will discuss the concept of obesity as a chronic disease. They will consider the disease burden of obesity, including adiposity-related diseases and conditions, and will examine the evidence supporting the benefits of sustained weight loss, the pathophysiology of obesity and weight regain, and the shortcomings of lifestyle modifications alone in long-term weight management.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize obesity as a serious chronic illness that requires sustained weight management to mitigate adiposity-related complications and comorbidities
  • Describe the risks of obesity and benefits of weight loss
  • Identify the challenges and barriers to sustained weight loss

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.48 AANP Contact Hours
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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Available Credit

  • 0.48 AANP Contact Hours
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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