Episode 41: Obesity – what’s the big deal?
In episode 41, we start to tackle the big problem of obesity by getting the advice of 2 Mikes for the price of one. We discuss how classification is more useful from an epidemiologic perspective than it is from an individual patient perspective – which is often the case in medicine. In the end, the team heads to a local fast food restaurant to verify the evidence for caloric binging.
1) Depression and obesity
Synopsis of the 2006 Canadian clinical practice guidelines on the management and prevention of obesity in adults and children.
2) Obesity and increased mortality
3) Being a little bit overweight is OK
4) Metabolic syndrome – who cares?
Metabolic syndrome classification predicts CVD risk no better than just using the regular CVD factors like age, sex, cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes etc.
Framingham risk score was a better predictor of CHD and stroke than the metabolic syndrome