Obesity
Knowledge Transfer Series

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An online environment designed to promote, educate and share information about the science and the management of obesity in Brazil for health care professionals.

Core Program

Adult Obesity in Brazil: Why Can’t My Patient Lose Weight

Effective management of obesity is essential to primary care. This program provides a framework for the management of obesity, which is demonstrated through case-based scenarios.

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Planning Committee

  • Cintia Cercato, MD
  • Bruno Halpern, MD
  • Nelson Nardo Jr., PhD

International Contributors

  • Arya M Sharma, MD, PhD, FRCPC
  • Matthias Blüher, MD
  • Walmir Coutinho, MD, DSC
  • Georgia Rigas, MD, FRACGP
  • Sean Wharton, MD, PharmD

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of managing obesity
  • Manage obesity to reduce disease burden
  • Individualize treatment of obesity

Additional Module - Sleep Debt in Adult Obesity in Brazil: A Critical Factor Often Overlooked

This program addresses the roles of sleep debt in obesity management their impact on people’s health and well-being .

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Planning Committee

  • Cintia Cercato, MD
  • Bruno Halpern, MD
  • Nelson Nardo Jr., PhD

International Contributors

  • Rachel Batterham, MBBS, FRCP, PhD
  • Hermann Toplak, MD
  • Volkan Yumuk, MD, FACP, FACE

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the interaction of sleeplessness and obesity.
  • Describe the role of sleep management for improved patient outcomes in obesity.
  • Integrate sleep management into the obesity management plan.
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Video Resources

Subject experts discuss key questions in obesity. Main topics include genetic and psychological contributing factors in obesity management, tools for primary healthcare professionals, and the latest technologies and procedures in bariatrics. (Some content is only available in English)

Resources

National and international obesity guidelines, facts and tools available for practical application. (Some content is only available in English)

Diretrizes Brasileiras de Obesidade 2016 (Only available in Portuguese)

Learn more about the current Obesity Guidelines in Brazil.

Dietary Guidelines for the Brazilian Population

The Dietary Guidelines to promote the health and well-being of the whole Brazilian population, now and in future.

Ministy of Health in Brazil (Only available in Portuguese)

Find out more about role of the Brazilian Ministry of Health.

Publications

International and Brazilian research outlining key health, social, psychological and economic concerns of obesity and obesity-related illness and disease. Various topics, historical data and longitudinal studies are examined, providing the latest in evidence and protocols. (Some content is only available in English)

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Why are anti-obesity drugs stigmatized?

Halpern B, Halpern A

Abstract

Obesity is a common and morbid disease, but its treatment remains far from ideal. Many doctors, regulatory agencies, media outlets and patients consider lifestyle modification as the only possible intervention.

  • Barriers to obesity treatment

    Obesity, one of the most prevalent health problems in the Western world, is a chronic and progressive condition. Therefore, as with other chronic diseases, patients with obesity require lifelong treatment. Long-term efficacy and effectiveness of obesity treatments is notoriously poor. This may in part be attributable to the substantial barriers that undermine long-term obesity management strategies.


  • Maintained intentional weight loss reduces cardiovascular outcomes: results from the Sibutramine Cardiovascular outcomes (SCOUT) trial

    The Sibutramine Cardiovascular Outcomes trial showed that sibutramine produced greater mean weight loss than placebo but increased cardiovascular morbidity but not mortality. The relationship between 12-month weight loss and subsequent cardiovascular outcomes is explored.