Weight loss due to calorie restriction may cause the body to react by slowing the metabolism and altering appetite-regulating hormones in a process called metabolic adaptation, making long-term weight management difficult.1,2
The value of weight loss
Obesity is associated with multiple comorbidities, some of which can be improved through weight loss3,4
Obesity Treatment Modules
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Risk Assessment Tool
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Obesity and COVID-19
Patients with obesity have a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.5,6 In these trying times, it is critical for patients with obesity to get the weight-management care they need.
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2. Lam YY, Ravussin E. Analysis of energy metabolism in humans: a review of methodologies. Mol Metab. 2016;5(11):1057-1071.
3. Bays HE, Seger JC, Primack C, et al. Obesity algorithm 2016-2017. Presented by the Obesity Medicine Association. https://obesitymedicine.org/obesity-algorithm. Accessed June 9, 2018.
4. Ryan DH, Yockey SR. Weight loss and improvement in comorbidity: Differences at 5%, 10%, 15%, and over. Curr Obes Rep. 2017;6(2):187-194.
5. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): People with certain medical conditions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Updated September 11, 2020. Accessed September 18, 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html.
6. Richardson S, Hirsch JS, Narasimhan M, et al. Presenting Characteristics, Comorbidities, and Outcomes Among 5700 Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19 in the New York City Area [published correction appears in JAMA. 2020 May 26;323(20):2098]. JAMA. 2020;323(20):2052-2059.