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Obesity in America
Management and Treatment in Children, Adolescents, and Adults

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1. Which is a true statement about the prevalence of obesity worldwide?

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2. Which is a correct statement regarding obesity among U.S. racial and ethnic groups?

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3. The region of the United States with the highest prevalence of obesity is the:

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4. Which traits related to obesity have been shown to be inherited to a certain degree?

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5. Which rare disorder is the most common genetic cause of morbid obesity in children?

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6. Obesogens are believed to contribute to obesity by:

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7. Which factor may contribute to obesity by stimulating production of biochemical hormones and peptides involved in regulating food intake?

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8. Which is a correct statement about gut microbiota?

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9. A major prenatal determinant of increased risk for obesity in offspring in later life is maternal:

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10. Which is a correct statement about early childhood feeding and overweight and obesity?

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11. Research indicates that the most important link between obesity and ultra-processed foods is that they:

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12. Through consumption of plant-based vegetable oils, the human body manufactures endocannabinoids, which play a role in triggering:

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13. Which is a correct statement about high-fructose corn syrup’s (HFCS) role in obesity?

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14. Which is a correct statement regarding the connection between physical activity and obesity?

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15. Research has shown that children in kindergarten and first grade are more likely to become overweight or obese if they:

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16. Which factor has been linked to increased risk of obesity in schoolchildren?

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17. Parents’ ethnicity and cultural beliefs and practices:

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18. Which style of parenting has been suggested to be protective against the risk of childhood obesity?

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19. What is a true statement about the link between the working environment and obesity?

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20. Which is not a correct statement regarding the link between sleep/circadian alignment and overweight/obesity?

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21. Which is a correct statement concerning obesity and cognitive function in adults?

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22. Gynecomastia in males who are obese is related to:

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23. The most significant health consequences of childhood overweight and obesity that become apparent in adulthood are:

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24. Bullying has been found to have which effect on girls 6 years and older with a high BMI?

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25. According to research, what percentage of healthcare providers were found to believe that obesity is always the result of poor lifestyle choices?

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26. Which is a not a true statement regarding effects on the provision of medical care due to stigmas against obese patients?

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27. Which is a correct statement concerning assessment of body mass index (BMI) in children and adolescents?

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28. Which is a new and improved alternative to BMI for determining body fatness based on height and waist circumference?

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29. Which pattern of fat distribution significantly increases the risk for comorbidities?

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30. Which is not a standard laboratory study for all adult patients with obesity?

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31. Based on the fact that body weight and body fat are steadfastly regulated, the current weight loss recommendations are to:

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32. Which is correct statement regarding very low-calorie diets (VLCDs)?

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33. Which is an example of a low-fat diet?

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34. According to the Transtheoretical Model, a person who underestimates the pros and places more emphasis on the cons involved in making change is in which stage of readiness to change?

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35. Motivational interviewing is a behavioral modification process that recognizes that:

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36. The lipase inhibitor approved for long-term use in obesity management is:

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37. Which weight loss surgical procedure combines both restrictive and malabsorption components?

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38. A medical device used in bariatric surgery that limits how much the stomach can hold is:

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39. Management of obesity in children and adolescents requires:

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40. Stage III of the staged approach to management of obesity in children and adolescents involves which protocol?

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41. For children and adolescents who are overweight or mildly obese, the weight-management goal should be:

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42. Which dietary approach is recommended for children with obesity?

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43. Physical therapy is recommended in the management of childhood and adolescent obesity in order to:

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44. Which is a true statement regarding behavioral therapy interventions for youth who are overweight or obese?

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45. Which is a correct statement regarding the use of medications and bariatric surgery in the treatment of obesity in children and adolescents?

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46. To ensure adequate oxygenation when addressing respiratory issues, the obese patient is placed in which position?

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47. Maintaining skin integrity between skinfolds in the obese patient can include:

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48. Which is a concern to a clinician when administering or monitoring a medication in a patient who is obese?

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49. The most significant barriers to provision of weight management in primary care clinics are:


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