Korean J Obes 2014; 23(4): 217-221
Published online December 30, 2014
Copyright © Korean Society for the Study of Obesity.
Mee Kyoung Kim1, Won-Young Lee2, Jae-Heon Kang3, Jee-Hyun Kang4, Bom Taeck Kim5, Seon Mee Kim6, Eun Mi Kim7, Sang-Hoon Suh8, Hye Jung Shin9, Kyu Rae Lee10, Ki Young Lee11, Sang Yeoup Lee12, Seon Yeong Lee13, Seong-Kyu Lee14, Chang Beom Lee15, Sochung Chung16, In Kyung Jeong17, Kyung Yul Hur18, Sung Soo Kim19.*, Jeong-Taek Woo17.*; Committee of Clinical Practice Guidelines, Korean Society for the Study of Obesity
1Department of Internal Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine; 2Department of Internal Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine; 3Department of Family Medicine, Inje University Seoul Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul; 4Department of Family Medicine, Konyang University Hospital, Konyang University College of Medicine, Daejeon; 5Department of Family Medicine, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon; 6Department of Family Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine; 7Department of Dietetics, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine; 8Department of Physical Education, Yonsei University; 9Department of Pediatrics, National Medical Center, Seoul; 10Department of Family Medicine, Gachon University Dongincheon Gil Hospital, Gachon University of Medicine and Science; 11Department of Internal Medicine, Gachon University Gil Hospital, Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Incheon; 12Department of Family Medicine, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Yangsan; 13Department of Family Medicine, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Inje University, Seoul; 14Department of Internal Medicine, Eulji University Hospital, Eulji University School of Medicine, Daejeon; 15Department of Internal Medicine, Hanyang University Guri Hospital, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Guri; 16Department of Pediatrics, Konkuk University Medical Center, Konkuk University School of Medicine; 17Department of Internal Medicine, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine; 18Department of Surgery, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Seoul; 19Department of Family Medicine, Chungnam National University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea
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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 (BMI) ≥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 5-10% 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.
Keywords: Clinical practice guidelines, Obesity, Korea