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Obesity-Class 2

Little consensus on ideal approach to weight reduction

Failure rates are exceedingly high

Cost effectiveness data are unavailable

A multi-factorial approach seem most effective

Dietary counseling

Behavioral modification

Increased physical activity

Psychosocial support

Pharmacological therapy and bariatric surgery

Recommendations for intervention

All patients with BMI>30

CVD patients or >2 risk factors with BMI>25

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