Clinical evaluation of the overweight patient

@article{Bray2000ClinicalEO,
  title={Clinical evaluation of the overweight patient},
  author={Dr. George A. Bray and Donna H Ryan},
  journal={Endocrine},
  year={2000},
  volume={13},
  pages={167-186}
}
Evaluation of an overweight patient is the first step in any therapeutic program. The syndromes of obesity can be classified in several ways. The first is an anatomic classification based on the size, number, and distribution of fat cells and fat tissue. The second is an etiologic classification based on identification of specific diseases and settings that produce obesity. Hypothalamic injury and endocrine disease such as Cushing's disease and the polycystic ovary syndrome are three… CONTINUE READING

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