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Obesity Management

Joshua J. Joseph, M.D., Jeanne Clark, M.D.
Obesity Management is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide.

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  • Obesity:
    • Excess adipose tissue that affects health
    • Defined clinically as a body mass index (BMI) of ≥ 30 kg/m2 by the World Health Organization.[19]
    • Subdivided into Class 1 (BMI 30 - 34.9 kg/m 2 ), Class 2 (BMI 35-39.9 kg/m2) and Class 3 (BMI > 40 kg/m 2 ). Overweight is BMI 25-29.9 kg/m2.
    • Visceral adiposity is excess adipose tissue inside the abdominal cavity.
    • Visceral adiposity is defined clinically as a waist circumference > 35 inches (88 cm) for women, or > 40 inches (102 cm) for men.[19]

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Last updated: May 2, 2016


Joseph, Joshua J, and Jeanne Clark. "Obesity Management." Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide, 2016. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547105/all/Obesity_Management.
Joseph JJ, Clark J. Obesity Management. Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide. 2016. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547105/all/Obesity_Management. Accessed July 24, 2019.
Joseph, J. J., & Clark, J. (2016). Obesity Management. In Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547105/all/Obesity_Management
Joseph JJ, Clark J. Obesity Management [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide. ; 2016. [cited 2019 July 24]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547105/all/Obesity_Management.
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