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The combination of disease mechanisms arising from overweight and obesity are complex and usually multi-factorial

Learn about how the combination of systemic, mechanical, and psychosocial mechanisms contribute to the risk of major organ systems.
Overweight & obesity -> Systemic mechanisms, Mechanical mechanisms, & Psychosocial mechanisms -> Increased risk of respiratory problems, gastrointestinal problems, reproductive problems, urological problems, cardiovascular problems, musculoskeletal problems, neurological problems, endocrine problems, cancers

Throughout this module we will discuss some of the common conditions associated with obesity – the mechanisms for development and progression of disease states, and how losing weight is beneficial in slowing progression or even reversing each disease state.

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EduWeight: Weight Management for Adult Patients with Chronic Disease

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