Obesity

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What are the external factors influencing energy intake?
Psychological (non-homeostatic), cost (cheaper often energy dense), convenience/time of day, snacking, social/peer pressure
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What are the risk factors for obesity?
Genetic: monogenic syndromes, genetic susceptibility. Environmental: low levels of physical activity, dietary components, lifestyle factors (culture, ageing, alcohol, pregnancy, disease). Excessive intake of macronutrients, energy & overnutrition
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What are the dietary components of obesity?
Fat: 'fast foods', passive over-consumption of energy. Sugar: 'hidden' energy consumption. Alcohol: decreases fat oxidation & increases fat storage
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What should be considered for effective weight loss & maintenance?
Requires change in lifestyle (commitment of patient), set realistic goals, diet low fat/energy density/energy content/high fibre/replace sat. fatw with monounsatu./replace high GI with low GI/increase protein, physical activity
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