Managing obesity

Al Wosail Ballroom

Thursday, November 9, 2023

2:35 PM - 2:50 PM


Obesity is a pervasive chronic, progressive, persistent, relapsing disease. It is a complex disease characterised by excess adiposity with health, psychological, and social consequences. Obesity prevalence is high in children and adults in Qatar with about a quarter of children and 40% of adults experiencing obesity. The majority of people with obesity attend primary care where there are opportunities to help them manage obesity and its complications. The talk will discuss the challenges of obesity management, will review obesity guidelines, and discuss how primary care has an important role to play in managing obesity.


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