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An Obese 48-Year-Old Man Interested in Weight Loss—Clinical Case 1

An Obese 48-Year-Old Man Interested in Weight Loss—Clinical Case 1


Patient Case Study

Time to Complete

1 hour


February 17, 2017


June 1, 2020
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Maximum Credits

1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
1.00 / CPEU for Registered Dietitians/Registered Dietetic Technicians

Accredited Provider

Provided by Haymarket Medical Education

Commercial Supporter

Supported by an educational grant from Atkins

Program Description

Obesity is a well-established and highly prevalent public health problem in the United States and throughout the world. Even in the absence of obesity, most people tend to gain weight gradually over time—typically just under a pound per year. Yet even these very modest increases in weight can increase the risk of serious comorbidities, including type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke, hypertension (HTN), sleep apnea, arthritis, kidney disease, and obesity-related cancer. This Case Clinic employs interactive polling questions with expert feedback on optimal dietary management of an obese man who understands the risks of his condition but has failed in his efforts to lose weight by following the traditional advice to limit fat and calorie intake.

low carb, low carbohydrate, weight loss, obesity

Intended Audience

Primary care providers including family physicians, internists, OB/GYNs, endocrinologists, cardiologists, nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), nurses, and dieticians

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify the health risks associated with overweight and obesity
  • Apply individualized criteria to assess healthy weight, overweight, and obese patient status
  • Discuss the advantages of food-based dietary interventions for metabolic health and weight and be familiar with the evidence for the benefits and risks of various diets
  • Differentiate between different measures of carbohydrate quality, including fiber content, whole grain content, glycemic index and glycemic load, and carbohydrate to fiber ratio

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, HME requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. HME resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities.


Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH
Dean, Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy
Jean Mayer Professor of Nutrition and Medicine
Tufts University
Medford, MA

Dr. Mozaffarian receives royalties from UpToDate, is a consultant for DSM, and has received honoraria from Pollock Communications.

Accredited Provider Disclosure

Haymarket Medical Education staff involved in the planning and content review of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.




AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

Haymarket Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Haymarket Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.




CPEU Credit

Accreditation Statement

AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM  meet the requirements of the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

Designation Statement

Registered dietitians (RDs)/dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will be able to receive 1.00 CPEUs for participating in this enduring activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This CME activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient's medical condition.


The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Atkins and Haymarket Medical Education. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

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To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

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