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Core Obesity Quiz Knowledge

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Core Obesity Quiz Knowledge

Question 1

What is obesity?

Obesity is a chronic disease that can seriously impact a person’s health and wellbeing.

Obesity has several underlying factors which are beyond an individual's control, and it is a long-lasting condition that affects a person’s health.

Obesity has several underlying factors which are beyond an individual's control, and it is a long-lasting condition that affects a person’s health.

Question 2

What causes obesity?

A simplistic explanation of what causes obesity is an energy imbalance, wherein calories taken in are significantly higher than the calories used. In reality, the causes of obesity are complex and influenced by a mix of genetic, environmental and behavioural factors.

While lifestyle factors may play a part in the development of obesity, it is not a lifestyle choice. It is a disease with serious health implications which develops over time at any age.

While lifestyle factors may play a part in the development of obesity, it is not a lifestyle choice. It is a disease with serious health implications which develops over time at any age.

Question 3

How is screening for obesity usually done?

While measuring blood pressure and urine tests are part of a series of physical and laboratory tests a physician performs to properly diagnose obesity and develop treatment options, BMI is typically used for initial screening.

While measuring blood pressure and urine tests are part of a series of physical and laboratory tests a physician performs to properly diagnose obesity and develop treatment options, BMI is typically used for initial screening.

While BMI does not qualify an obesity diagnosis by itself, it is an objective guide to classify underweight, normal weight, overweight, and obesity in adults.

Question 4

Which of the following symptoms is associated with obesity?

Obesity is associated with a wide range of physical and emotional symptoms, from difficulty doing physical activity like climbing stairs to mental health conditions, such as depression

Obesity does not cause loss of hearing or a rash of skin. However, it may cause the development of some serious health conditions, including damage to joints.

Obesity does not cause loss of hearing or a rash of skin. However, it may cause the development of some serious health conditions, including damage to joints.

Question 5

Which of the following statements about obesity and long-term health is true?

Obesity is linked to more than 200 other conditions, including heart attack and stroke (cardiovascular disease), type 2 diabetes and osteoarthritis.

Obesity can put people at high risk of developing serious long-term health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and depression.

Obesity can put people at high risk of developing serious long-term health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and depression.

Question 6

Which statement about obesity management is true?

Everyone's health needs vary, and responses to obesity treatment can differ. Healthcare professionals who specialise in obesity are knowledgeable about its science and effective treatments. To learn more about obesity management.

A successful obesity management programme should be tailored to your goals, needs, and lifestyle.

Everyone's health needs vary, and responses to obesity treatment can differ. Healthcare professionals who specialise in obesity are knowledgeable about its science and effective treatments. To learn more about obesity management.

Question 7

What factor in your body controls hunger and energy use, both of which can affect weight?

Hormones act like chemical messengers between the body and the brain that coordinates our eating behaviour and food choices.

Blood pressure, bone density and hair colour do not impact hunger or energy use. However, genetics can play a role in developing obesity.

Blood pressure, bone density and hair colour do not impact hunger or energy use. However, genetics can play a role in developing obesity.

Blood pressure, bone density and hair colour do not impact hunger or energy use. However, genetics can play a role in developing obesity.

Question 8

What role can obesity medicine play?

Obesity medicine should only be adopted as part of long-term obesity care. Therefore, it is essential that it is only used as a tool in a wider plan, supported by your multi-disciplinary weight management team. For more information about obesity medicine.

Some people living with obesity may be recommended to start on obesity medicine to support their journey to a healthier life. It is important to see obesity medicine as a tool in a wider, holistic plan, rather than a 'one-stop-shop' to reduce weight, as this may not be sustainable in the long term.

Obesity medicine should only be adopted as part of long-term obesity care. Therefore, it is essential that it is only used as a tool in a wider plan, supported by your multi-disciplinary weight management team. For more information about obesity medicine.

Obesity medicine should only be adopted as part of long-term obesity care. Therefore, it is essential that it is only used as a tool in a wider plan, supported by your multi-disciplinary weight management team. For more information about obesity medicine.

Question 9

How does obesity impact quality of life?

Obesity can have an impact on your day-to-day life and can make it difficult to do physical activities like climbing stairs.3 Feeling tired regularly or lack of energy is also a symptom of obesity that people experience.

Obesity has negative effects on the physical, mental and functional health of the people living with the disease which affects the overall quality of life. Finding the right help and support can help alleviate the pain and burden associated with obesity.

Obesity can have an impact on your day-to-day life and can make it difficult to do physical activities like climbing stairs.3 Feeling tired regularly or lack of energy is also a symptom of obesity that people experience.

Question 10

Which statement best describes the relationship between childhood and adulthood obesity?

Although some people assume children will ‘grow out’ of excess weight as they age, in fact, children and adolescents living with obesity are 5 times more likely to carry the disease into adulthood compared to those who do not live with it.

Around 80% of adolescents living with obesity will continue to have obesity in their adulthood.

Although some people assume children will ‘grow out’ of excess weight as they age, in fact, children and adolescents living with obesity are 5 times more likely to carry the disease into adulthood compared to those who do not live with it.

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What is obesity?

Obesity is a chronic disease that can seriously impact a person’s health and wellbeing.

Discover more about the signs and symptoms of obesity and how it is defined here.

Obesity has several underlying factors which are beyond an individual's control, and it is a long-lasting condition that affects a person’s health.



Discover more about the science behind obesity and its disease status here.
What causes obesity?

A simplistic explanation of what causes obesity is an energy imbalance, wherein calories taken in are significantly higher than the calories used. In reality, the causes of obesity are complex and influenced by a mix of genetic, environmental and behavioural factors.

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While lifestyle factors may play a part in the development of obesity, it is not a lifestyle choice. It is a disease with serious health implications which develops over time at any age.



Learn more about what causes obesity here.
How is screening for obesity usually done?

While BMI does not qualify an obesity diagnosis by itself, it is an objective guide to classify underweight, normal weight, overweight, and obesity in adults.

Click here to learn more.

While measuring blood pressure and urine tests are part of a series of physical and laboratory tests a physician performs to properly diagnose obesity and develop treatment options, BMI is typically used for initial screening.



Click here to learn more.
Which of the following symptoms is associated with obesity?

Obesity is associated with a wide range of physical and emotional symptoms, from difficulty doing physical activity like climbing stairs to mental health conditions, such as depression

Obesity does not cause loss of hearing or a rash of skin. However, it may cause the development of some serious health conditions, including damage to joints.



To learn more about these conditions, click here.
Which of the following statements about obesity and long-term health is true?

Obesity is linked to more than 200 other conditions, including heart attack and stroke (cardiovascular disease), type 2 diabetes and osteoarthritis.

Obesity can put people at high risk of developing serious long-term health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and depression.



To learn more click here.
Which statement about obesity management is true?

A successful obesity management programme should be tailored to your goals, needs, and lifestyle.

Here are obesity management and treatment options that are scientifically proven to help people manage weight.

Everyone's health needs vary, and responses to obesity treatment can differ. Healthcare professionals who specialise in obesity are knowledgeable about its science and effective treatments. To learn more about obesity management.



To learn more about obesity management, click here.
What factor in your body controls hunger and energy use, both of which can affect weight?

Hormones act like chemical messengers between the body and the brain that coordinates our eating behaviour and food choices.

Click here to learn more.

Blood pressure, bone density and hair colour do not impact hunger or energy use. However, genetics can play a role in developing obesity.



To learn more, click here.
What role can obesity medicine play?

Some people living with obesity may be recommended to start on obesity medicine to support their journey to a healthier life. It is important to see obesity medicine as a tool in a wider, holistic plan, rather than a 'one-stop-shop' to reduce weight, as this may not be sustainable in the long term.

Obesity medicine should only be adopted as part of long-term obesity care. Therefore, it is essential that it is only used as a tool in a wider plan, supported by your multi-disciplinary weight management team. For more information about obesity medicine.



To learn more, click here.
How does obesity impact quality of life?

Obesity has negative effects on the physical, mental and functional health of the people living with the disease which affects the overall quality of life. Finding the right help and support can help alleviate the pain and burden associated with obesity.

Obesity can have an impact on your day-to-day life and can make it difficult to do physical activities like climbing stairs.3 Feeling tired regularly or lack of energy is also a symptom of obesity that people experience.



To learn more, click here.
Which statement best describes the relationship between childhood and adulthood obesity?

Around 80% of adolescents living with obesity will continue to have obesity in their adulthood.

Learn more about speaking to adolescents about obesity sensitively here.

Although some people assume children will ‘grow out’ of excess weight as they age, in fact, children and adolescents living with obesity are 5 times more likely to carry the disease into adulthood compared to those who do not live with it.



Learn more about speaking to adolescents about obesity sensitively here.

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