Obesity is recognized as a chronic disease by leading medical organizations, including the Canadian Medical Association. Despite this, many people with obesity still lack the support they need to manage their weight. Health care professionals can play a critical role in this effort by partnering with their patients to develop comprehensive and individualized approaches to weight loss and weight management. Clear and effective health care professional-initiated conversations can help increase patient comfort levels and encourage patients to use the full range of resources available.
Obesity Canada is the country’s leading
obesity charity association, with a mission to improve the lives of
Canadians affected by obesity through the advancement of
anti-discrimination, prevention and treatment efforts. Obesity
Canada believes that obesity is a chronic and often progressive
disease, and that managing it is a lifelong process. With local
chapters across Canada, they aim to educate more Canadians about
reducing weight bias and how to best manage obesity. They are also
heavily involved in the development of the clinical guidelines and recommendations.
For more information, visit obesitycanada.ca.
This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.