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 Denmark for health care professionals.

Core Program

Adult Obesity in Denmark: Why Can’t My Patient Keep the Weight Off

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

  • Berit Heitmann, MDDr, PhD
  • Maiken Beck, RD
  • Jens Peter Kroustrup, MD
  • Rasmus Køster-Rasmussen, MD, 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 burden of obesity in Denmark
  • Manage obesity to reduce disease burden
  • Individualize treatment of obesity

Additional Modules - Adult Obesity in Denmark: Critical Factors Often Overlooked

This program addresses the roles of sleep, socialisation, and stress in overall obesity management and their impact on people’s health and wellbeing.

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Planning Committee

  • 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:

  • Describe the interaction of obesity with sleep deprivation, social isolation, and stress.
  • Talk with people with overweight and obesity to effectively identify, assess, and address problems with sleep, socialisation, and stress as an integral part of their weight management programme
  • Integrate the factors of sleep, socialisation, and stress into the overall 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)

The Danish Association for the Study of Obesity (DASF)

Learn more about how DSAF are promoting research, teaching and providing an understanding of obesity in Denmark.

The Official Dietary Guidelines

Everything you eat and drink affects your body. Follow the Official Dietary Guidelines.

National Plan Against Obesity

Recommendations and perspectives of obesity management in Denmark.

Publications

International and Danish 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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Intentional Weight Loss and Longevity in Overweight Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A Population-Based Cohort Study

Køster-Rasmussen R, Simonsen MK, Siersma V, Henriksen JE, Heitmann BL, Olivarius N de F.

Abstract

This study examined the influence of weight loss on long-term morbidity and mortality in overweight (BMI≥25kg/m2) patients with type 2 diabetes, and tested the hypothesis that therapeutic intentional weight loss supervised by a medical doctor prolongs life and reduces the risk for cardiovascular disease in these patients.