About this course
Obesity is a multifactorial, chronic, relapsing and progressive disease which significantly increases both morbidity and mortality in affected patients. Several disorders occur with greater frequency in patients with obesity including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and various cancers. In most patients with obesity, clinically relevant improvements in many risk factors can be seen with weight loss of 5–10% body weight. However, managing obesity requires a multidisciplinary approach to counteract the body’s resistance to weight loss.
This e-learning module reviews the pathophysiology of obesity and provides an overview on available pharmacologic agents and how to choose the best obesity treatment for patients with certain comorbidities.
Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Understand obesity as a disease and the need to treat it
- Review the pharmacologic approach to obesity treatment
- Obesity: definition, associated health risks, evaluation
- Pathogenesis of obesity
- Therapeutic benefits of weight loss in obesity
- Approach to treatment, choosing candidate for drug therapy
- Pharmacotherapy – drug characteristics, mechanism of action, administration, advantages, and adverse effects
- Drug preference in the presence of comorbidities
Speaker for this course:
Keywords: Obesity, best obesity treatment, weight loss
||DR MICHELE MAE ANN YUEN
MBBS (HK), MRCP (UK), FHKCP (Medicine), MPH (HK), FRCP (Edin)
Specialist in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
0.5/1 CME Point Available
- This module is accredited for 1 CME Point for medical practitioners enrolled in The Medical Council of
Hong Kong’s Continuing Medical Education Programme for Practising Doctors who are not taking CME for
- This module is accredited for 1 CME Point for fellows of the Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine and Hong Kong College of Community Medicine; and 0.50 CME Point for fellows of the Hong Kong College of Physicians.
- Please note that this module will not earn CME credit for fellows of colleges not listed
- A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the quiz. Please use the information on
the certificate to claim your CME points.