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Chapter 102. Overweight and Obesity

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Pharmacologic treatment is an option for a patient with a BMI of ____ kg/m2 and hypertension when weight loss goals have not been met following comprehensive lifestyle intervention for 6 months.

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A. 22

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B. 26

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C. 32

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D. 24

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E. None of the above

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A female patient with a BMI of 31 kg/m2 comes into the clinic today. She has type 2 diabetes mellitus and smokes. What is the goal of treatment for this patient?

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A. Prevent weight gain.

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B. Promote weight loss at a rate of 1 to 2 lb (~0.5–0.9 kg) per week.

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C. Control related risk factors.

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D. Both A and B are correct answers

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E. Answers A, B, and C are correct

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Orlistat may cause severe liver damage. Which of the following are symptoms of severe liver damage that should be immediately reported to the patient’s health care provider?

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A. Itching

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B. Yellowing of the eyes or skin

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C. Dark urine

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D. All of the above

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E. None of the above

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A 56-year-old male patient presents to clinic. He has a past medical history of GERD, sleep apnea, allergic rhinitis, and osteoarthritis. He currently smokes two packs per day and continues to drink two alcoholic beverages on the weekend. Which of the following are obesity-related comorbidities that increase this patient’s risk of death?

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A. GERD, allergic rhinitis, and osteoarthritis

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B. Sleep apnea, current tobacco use, and osteoarthritis

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C. GERD, sleep apnea, and current alcohol intake

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D. Current tobacco use, allergic rhinitis, and GERD

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E. Sleep apnea, allergic rhinitis, and GERD

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A patient recently diagnosed with obesity (160 lb [73 kg]; BMI, 31 kg/m2) 2 weeks ago returns today with her food diary. Upon review, her average daily caloric intake is 2200 kcal/day (9209 kJ/day). What suggestions, if any, do you provide for her today?

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A. Restrict daily ...

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