Shift the paradigm to shift the weight: obesity care in the community

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Abstract

Introduction
Obesity is a chronic relapsing condition characterised by abnormal or excessive accumulation of adipose tissue that presents a risk to health. It is associated with an increased risk of other chronic conditions including type 2 diabetes (T2DM), cardiovascular disease, renal and liver disease, musculoskeletal problems, and cancer. It can impact a person’s quality of life, wellbeing, and lifespan. Obesity is a complex condition, with a multitude of biological, social, environmental, and commercial factors, as well as food production and consumption processes, contributing to its development. One in four adults in the UK is living with obesity with comparable figures seen in children, and recent decades have seen an increase in prevalence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-278
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of General Practice
Volume74
Issue number743
Early online date30 May 2024
DOIs
Publication statusPublished online - 30 May 2024

Keywords

  • General Practice
  • United Kingdom
  • Humans
  • Community Health Services - organization & administration
  • Obesity - therapy

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