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Disease States : Obesity

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Academic Medicine


In an era when rates of obesity, diabetes, and other lifestyle-related diseases challenge medical educators and governments worldwide, it is necessary to consider novel educational strategies, both didactic and experiential, whereby current and future health professionals can be better prepared to proactively advise and teach patients enhanced self-care skills (e.g., diet, movement, stress management, and enhanced behavioral change).



Overview of Obesity and Bariatric Nutrition

Obesity is linked to serious diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Health Sciences student Hannah Burgess asks the Liggins Institute's Professor of Nutrition David Cameron-Smith how poor nutrition and lifestyle choices increase our risks.

On the Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Donald Hensrud, director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, discusses the obesity epidemic and talks about popular diet trends, including intermittent fasting

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Australian Federal Government


Unhealthy diets and obesity are leading contributors to poor health in Australia. Addressing obesity and improving population diets requires a comprehensive government response at the Commonwealth and State/ Territory levels. 

Australian Department of Health

Obesity and lifestyle-related chronic conditions place a considerable burden upon individuals and these conditions are complex, long-term public health problems.


Overweight and obesity refers to abnormal or excessive fat accumulation which presents health risks. It generally arises from a sustained energy imbalance when energy intake through eating and drinking exceeds energy expended through physical activity. 

Harvard TH Chan


It’s no secret that the amount of calories people eat and drink has a direct impact on their weight: Consume the same number of calories that the body burns over time, and weight stays stable. Consume more than the body burns, weight goes up. Less, weight goes down. But what about the type of calories.

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Diet, nutrition and the prevention of excess weight gain and obesity