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Current obesity theories and weight management

Discuss and analyze each of the following in relation to weight management:
1) Current obesity theories
2) Physiological consequences and health risks of excess body weight

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Obesity is a state in which there is generalised accumulation of excess adipose tissue in the body leading to more than 20%of the desirable weight.

Theories-

Fat Cell Theory
Set ...

Solution Summary

Obesity is a state in which there is generalised accumulation of excess adipose tissue in the body leading to more than 20%of the desirable weight.

Theories-

Fat Cell Theory
Set Point Theory

Consequences:
The consequences of overweight and obesity can range from psychological effects that impact quality of life (e.g. poor self-esteem, discrimination, depression) to physiological conditions that put an individual at risk for premature death.
The general goals for weight loss and weight management in obesity are:Reduce body weight; Maintain a lower body weight over the long term; and, Prevent further weight gain as a minimum goal.

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