Understanding Why Obesity is a Chronic Disease

Dr. Alexandro Zarruk, MD, MSc., FACP, FRCPC, Internal Medicine, explains what body systems break down when a person has obesity.

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Dr. Alexandro Zarruk, MD, MSc., FACP, FRCPC, Internal Medicine, explains what body systems break down when a person has obesity.
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Featuring Dr. Alexandro Zarruk, MD, MSc., FACP, FRCPC, Internal Medicine

Duration: 3 minutes, 58 seconds

Presenter: Dr. Alexandro Zarruk, Family Doctor, Pierrefonds, QC

Local Practitioners: Family Doctor

Quiz: Do You Understand Obesity? ( 1 participated.)

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1

Diabetes is associated with obesity.

Explanation:

Many medical problems such as diabetes, stroke and heart attacks are associated with being overweight or obese.

2

A BMI over 25 is considered obese.

Explanation:

A Body Mass Index (BMI) between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight. BMI is a statistical measurement of your height and weight. A BMI of 30 or more is considered obese.

3

Going on a crash diet can lower the metabolism.

Explanation:

Muscle mass effects the metabolic rate. Crash diets can cause muscle loss which can slow the metabolism.

4

There are medication options for people with obesity.

Explanation:

Yes, commonly prescribed weight loss medications include orlistat, phentermine, buproprion and naltrexone. These medications may be prescribed when other lifestyle changes have not proven effective.

5

Sleep habits are not associated with obesity.

Explanation:

Sleep habits are associated with obesity. Other common reasons include consuming too many calories, leading a sedentary lifestyle, and certain medications.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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