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Clin Ter. 2006 Mar-Apr;157(2):143-52.

[Guidelines and malpractice in obesity treatment].

[Article in Italian]

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  • 1Cattedra di Alimentazione e Nutrizione Umana, Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Facolt√† di Medicina e Chirurgia, Universit√† "Tor Vergata", Roma, Italia. delorenzo@uniroma2.it

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Obesity, is one of the most common nutritional disorder in developed countries. The association with several health disorders (i.e., type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperlipidemias, cholelithiasis, obstructive sleep apneas, coronary heart disease, cancer) is frequently present.

DESIGN:

Obesity is, actually, measured using body mass index (BMI) determination. However, BMI isn't useful to predict body fat content. Skin-fold thickness, bioelectrical impedance analysis and/or dual energy x ray absorptiometry are specific tools with different capability to measure body composition (i.e., fat mass and fat-free mass). All these methods need a large data-base of age, sex and population reference values.

CONCLUSIONS:

Obesity management (dietary treatment, monitoring of weight loss, pharmacologic approach, and surgery ) is associated with several complications and errors.

PMID:
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