Latest Thinking in Weight Management
Being overweight or obese increases the risk of a many serious illnesses.
Life expectancy is reduced by an average of 3 years in an adult with BMI of 30-35 kg/m² and by 8-10 years in an adult with BMI 40+.1
that a 5% reduction in weight has health benefits for those patients “at risk” from their obesity.2
Obesity is a complex, multifactorial disease – a wide range of factors can promote the positive energy balance that leads to obesity. Some of these factors include:3
Homeostatic (hypothalamus) and hedonic (reward system) pathways, are two central nervous system (CNS) pathways that play a key role in the regulation of hunger and reward-driven eating behaviour.4
Obesity adversely affects the health of patients and requires intervention
- NHS Choices. Britain: ‘the fat man of Europe’ 2017. www.nhs.uk/Livewell/loseweight/Pages/statistics-and-causes-of-the-obesity-epidemic-in-the-UK.aspx
(accessed June 2017).
- Williamson DA, Bray GA and Ryan DH. Obesity 2015;12:2319-2320.
- Sharma AM and Padwal R. Obes Rev. 2010 May;11(5):362-70.
- Billes SK, Sinnayah P, Cowley MA. Pharmacol Res. 2014 Jun;84:1-11.