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?
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Effects of Low-Carbohydrate versus low fat diets on metabolic risk factors: Meta-analysis, 2012, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3530364/
Grima et al, Obesity, RACGP AFP, 2013 http://www.racgp.org.au/afp/2013/august/obesity/
Hamdy et al, Obesity, Medscape, 2017 http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/123702-clinical
Bray et al, Obesity in Adults, UpToDate, 2017
UKMEC criteria, 2016, http://www.fsrh.org/standards-and-guidance/documents/ukmec-2016/