Christopher D Still,. Advances in the understanding and treatment of obesity. J Am Osteopath Assoc 1999;99(4_suppl):S7–S11. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.1999.99.4.S7.
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The epidemic of obesity in the United States has major consequences for society. Healthcare proViders need to have an appreciation for obesity's complexity and related multiple comorbid medical problems. This article reviews the epidemiology, definitions, and assessment of obesity with emphasis on its clinical consequences. In addition, current techniques in evaluating and treating the obese patient are also described.
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