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Date

2015

Abstract

Obesity is a prevalent health concern at Berlin Family Practice, with 41% of the patients seen in the past two years with a BMI greater than or equal to 30, many suffering from comorbid diseases of hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and stroke. In an effort to assist patients in making lifestyle changes to improve nutrition, activity level, and weight loss, this project aims to incorporate the Vermont Department of Health's Weight and Health Profile into patient visits. Feedback from both practitioners and patients on how to improve and update this tool will be provided to Vermont Department of Health Physical Activity and Nutrition program in an effort to optimize its effectiveness and help patients with healthier eating, weight loss, and increased activity, thereby reducing incidence of obesity and associated comorbidities.

Keywords

obesity, BMI, comorbidities, Berlin, Vermont

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Medical Education | Primary Care