Presented by: Nicola Wilken, Registered Dietitian
Obesity has become a global pandemic and in South Africa two thirds of women and one third of men are overweight or obese. Obesity is associated with a number of co-morbidities including type 2 diabetes, which puts a large amount of strain on the healthcare system. Gaining an understanding of appetite regulation in obesity may assist healthcare professionals with managing obesity. In this webinar we look at the hormonal disturbances that occur in obesity and how this drives appetite and the overconsumption of calories. We look at dietary management as well as possible medical management as an adjunct to lifestyle interventions.