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This course will discuss the epidemiology and science behind the rising rates of obesity and overweight, including the role of genetics and the metabolic set point theory. It will also cover practical aspects of the management of obesity and overweight, including how to have an effective consultation and which therapies are available both on the NHS and privately. In usual conversation the word ‘overweight’ is used as an adjective, however those who work in the field use it as a noun i.e. to describe the disease of overweight. This course will do the same.


Curriculum: Metabolic Problems and Endocrinology
Time to complete this course: 60 minutes
Date of publication: 10 January 2021
Reviewed and updated: 10 March 2023
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