oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Obesity : OTC management

Volume 6, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1608-9634
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1068



Extracted from text ... 5 OTC Management [ Sept / Oct 2006 ] SA Pharmacist's Assistant Losing weight decreases the risks of these problems and the lifestyle management of many of these diseases emphasises a healthy diet and weight loss as the first step in the management of the disease. How is obesity defined? Obesity is usually defined in terms of body mass index (BMI). This is worked out by taking weight in kilograms divided by height in metres squared i.e. kg/m2. For example, a woman weighing 70 kg and 1.73 m tall would have a BMI as follows:- BMI = Weight in kg/height ..

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