A review of obesity and weight management for pharmacists

May 2012
Obesity is a growing epidemic and a public health concern in Canada. The prevalence of obesity in adults in Canada is 24%, which represents an 8% to 10% increase compared with 20 years ago. Obesity is also on the rise in children, which is cause for concern, as obese children tend to remain obese as adults. Many factors can affect the risk of obesity, including socioeconomic status, education, and cultural norms. Increasing emphasis is being placed on the need for communitybased interventions to address healthcare issues associated with current levels of obesity. As primary healthcare providers, pharmacists have an important role in the prevention and management of obesity.
This CE is produced by Pharmacy Practice through an unrestricted educational grant from Mylan.
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