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Aug 8, 2017

Today we will cover a case on weight with question and answers.  Questions include:



Question 1 What further history do you want to obtain for weight loss?

Question 2 What examination do you want to perform?

Question 3 Are there any investigations to perform?

Question 4 How does this change your management when prescribing the pill?

Question 5 She asks you – “what about the low carb high fat diet?”

Question 6 How successful are lifestyle weight loss programs in the long run?

Question 7 What medication options are there and the indications and side effects?

Question 8 When would you refer for a bariatric surgical opinion?


Main references:

NHMRC, Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults, Adolescence and Children in Australia, Aus Gov, 2013,

Effects of Low-Carbohydrate versus low fat diets on metabolic risk factors: Meta-analysis, 2012, 


Grima et al, Obesity, RACGP AFP, 2013

Hamdy et al, Obesity, Medscape, 2017

Bray et al, Obesity in Adults, UpToDate, 2017

UKMEC criteria, 2016,