2014 clinical practice guidelines for overweight and obesity in Korea

Committee of Clinical Practice Guidelines; Korean Society for the Study of Obesity

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Abstract

The dramatic increase in the prevalence of obesity and its accompanying comorbidities are major health concerns in Korea. Obesity is defined as a body mass index ≥ 25 kg/m2 in Korea. Current estimates are that 32.8% of adults are obese: 36.1% of men and 29.7% of women. The prevalence of being overweight and obese in national surveys is increasing steadily. Early detection and the proper management of obesity are urgently needed. Weight loss of 5% to 10% is the standard goal. In obese patients, control of cardiovascular risk factors deserves the same emphasis as weight-loss therapy. Since obesity is multifactorial, proper care of obesity requires a coordinated multidisciplinary treatment team, as a single intervention is unlikely to modify the incidence or natural history of obesity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-409
Number of pages5
JournalEndocrinology and Metabolism
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

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Keywords

  • Clinical practice guidelines
  • Korea
  • Obesity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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Committee of Clinical Practice Guidelines; Korean Society for the Study of Obesity (2014). 2014 clinical practice guidelines for overweight and obesity in Korea. Endocrinology and Metabolism, 29(4), 405-409. https://doi.org/10.3803/EnM.2014.29.4.405