Managing the Obese Patient, With Emphasis on Exercise. Kevin deWeber, MD Family Physician Primary Care Sports Medicine USUHS. Objectives. Review the benefits of exercise in obesity Discuss the relative benefits of exercise vs. diet in achieving and maintaining weight loss
Managing the Obese Patient,With Emphasis on Exercise
Kevin deWeber, MD
Primary Care Sports Medicine
Coronary artery dz.
OVERALL MORTALITY HIGHER!
Despite the protection against cardiovascular dz. and all-cause mortality that cardio-respiratory fitness incurs, obesity still has its problems.
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“The effects of 18 months of intermittent vs. continuous exercise on aerobic capacity, body weight and composition, and metabolic fitness in previously sedentary, moderately obese females.”
Coronary artery dz
Type 2 diabetes
Age (men>45, W>55)
LDL > 160
HDL < 35
Impaired fasting gluc
FH of premature CAD
(there is no one single best method)
1. Decreased caloric intake
2. Increased exercise
3. Behavioral modification
4. +/- Pharmacotherapy
5. +/- Surgery
Behavior modification strategies, extended treatment, and physical activity are excellent predictors of weight loss during treatment.Foreyt JP, Goodrick GK. Evidence for success of behavior modification in weight loss and control. Annals of Internal Medicine 1993;119:698-701.
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