Overweight and Obesity and Associated Factors among School-Aged Adolescents in Nigeria
Ibitoye B Samuel, Abel O. Alonge, Abiodun J Kareem, Qasim O Salau, Tolulope O Jegede, Ifedayo O Fasonranti, Korede O Oluwatuyi, Emmanuel O Babalola and Toluwalope Ejiyooye
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: April 30, 2022
Overweight and Obesity among adolescents constitute medico-social menace with rising prevalence. This study, therefore, determined the prevalence of Overweight and Obesity and assessed the factors associated with Obesity/Overweight. This was a school–based cross-sectional study. Consenting secondary school adolescents aged 10 to 18 years in Owo Local Government Area completed a pretested semi structured questionnaire. Anthropometric parameters were measured using standard methods. Overweight a...
The Obesity and Its Effect on Kidney Disease
Esraa A Ghazaly
Article Type: Comparative Study | First Published: March 12, 2022
Obesity has become a worldwide epidemic disease. It is a complex disease involving an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity isn’t just a cosmetic concern. It’s a medical problem that increases the risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain cancer. Besides, it has been pointed out as a vital cause of kidney diseases. Due to its close association with diabetes and hypertension, excess weight and obesity are important risk factor...
Comparing Two Medications Used in Primary Care Management of Obesity
Article Type: Comparative Study | First Published: February 24, 2022
The article aims to compare phentermine and liraglutide for weight loss management in the primary care setting. The article will examine current research regarding these two medications in order to provide relevant information pertaining to prescribing and providing education to patients interested in these medications. Obesity is a killer. Being overweight leads to numerous health problems, including hypertension, elevated cholesterol levels, and diabetes. As primary care practitioners, we lear...