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Medical Assessment And Management Of Obesity

Medical Assessment And Management Of Obesity

Medical Assessment And Management Of Obesity

Helen Croker - Clinical Research Dietitian, UCL and Russell Viner - Consultant in Adolescent Medicin
Helen Croker - Clinical Research Dietitian, UCL and Russell Viner - Consultant in Adolescent Medicin
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 23 Apr 2018
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Last updated: 02 Sep 2020

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This session will describe the key elements in the medical assessment and management of adolescent obesity and its relation to type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance. It will also cover the identification of secondary causes of obesity. This session was reviewed by Louise Lam, Hilda Mulrooney and Claire Cheminade and updated in March 2017.

Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Outline the key elements of the medical assessment in adolescent obesity and judge which assessments are appropriate in different clinical scenarios
• Identify possible secondary causes of obesity and recognise how infrequently they arise in relation to lifestyle factors
• Describe the importance of obesity in relation to the increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance in adolescents
• Identify the key medications used in the treatment of adolescent obesity and when their use could be indicated
• Describe the role of surgical interventions and indications for this approach
• Appreciate the sensitivities around adolescent obesity and consider how this may impact on consultations
Helen Croker - Clinical Research Dietitian, UCL and Russell Viner - Consultant in Adolescent Medicin

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Helen Croker - Clinical Research Dietitian, UCL and Russell Viner - Consultant in Adolescent Medicin
on behalf of Health Education England

Helen Croker -
Helen is a Clinical Research Dietitian at CRUK’s Health Behaviour Research Centre at UCL. Her principal areas of interest are adult and childhood obesity. Currently she is working on a number of evaluations of obesity treatment and prevention programmes, including a clinical childhood obesity intervention, Change4Life, the National Child Measurement Programme, and an intervention to change eating and activity habits of obese women during pregnancy, and a weight management intervention for adults with learning disabilities.

She is also interested in the role of diet and weight loss on cancer risk and health promotion in cancer survivors. She has led numerous presentations at conferences and study days, and given undergraduate/ postgraduate lectures. She has also been involved with training health professionals in adult/child obesity management and behaviour change. She is a member of the BDA Specialist Interest Group DOM UK and Secretary for the charity Weight Concern.

Russell Viner -
Russell Viner is Reader in Adolescent Medicine at the UCL Institute of Child Health, and Consultant in Adolescent Medicine & Endocrinology at UCL Hospitals and Great Ormond St Hospital London. He has extensive clinical and research interests in adolescent medicine, diabetes and obesity, and has worked as a consultant on adolescent health for the Department of Health and the World Health Organisation.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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