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CPD module: Obesity

Obesity – a health issue for our times.

After completing this module, you should be more aware of:

  • the impact of obesity on Covid infection
  • how obesity affects expected life span and quality of life
  • the relative risk of developing ill health with obesity compared to healthy weight
  • the health burden and impact on the NHS associated with overweight and obesity
  • excess calorie consumption
  • the proportion of the population who are overweight or obese
  • effects of excess weight distribution in the body
  • risk levels and recommended levels of intervention for BMI and waist measurements
  • government policy and strategies for tackling excess weight
  • roles for pharmacy in brief interventions around weight and social prescribing.

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