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Obesity In Home Care Patients

Broadcast Date: September 27, 2006
(2 hours)

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Program Overview

Obesity is increasing at alarming rates in our population, with national prevalence estimates incidating that 64% of the US populatino is overweight or obese. Projections are that the number of overweight and obese individuals will increase as our population as a whole ages. Significant co-morbidities associated with obesity such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, heart disease and some cancers make the problem of achieving sustained weight control even more important.

Evidence proves that changes in eating habits and increased physical activity is effective in preventing the onset of type 2 diabetes among overweight individuals. Modest weight losses of 5-10% have been shown to improve other health conditions, such as blood pressure.

Participants will learn five main diseases associated  with obesity and will be able to assist patients in choosing healthier foods along with an exercise regimen.

Faculty

Miriam Gaines, MACT, RD, LD
Nutrition and Physical Activity Director
Alabama Department of Public Health

Target Audience

Home Health Aides and Home Attendants.

Contact Hours

None for this program.

Contact for Technical Assistance

(334) 206-5618 or email ALPHTN

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