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Obesity

1.  Obesity result from an imbalance involving excessive calorie consumption.
A) True
B) False
2.  Overweight and obesity are associated with heart disease, certain types of cancer, type 2 diabetes, stroke, arthritis and breathing problems.
A) True
B) False
3.  The risk of death rises with increasing weight.
A) True
B) False
4.  High blood pressure is twice as common in adults who are obese than in those who are at a healthy weight.
A) True
B) False
5.  Obesity during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of death in both the baby and the mother.
A) True
B) False
6.  Obesity is among the most easy to recognize and the most difficult to treat of medical conditions.
A) True
B) False
7.  Adoption, twin, and family studies have consistently noted that obesity has a strong heritable component.
A) True
B) False
8.  Obesity has increased dramatically over the past decade in the United States.
A) True
B) False
9.  Psychotherapy should be considered a primary treatment for obesity.
A) True
B) False
10.  Behavioral treatment to improve diet and increase physical activity is the cornerstone of any weight loss treatment program regardless of the degree of obesity.
A) True
B) False
11.  Weight should be lost gradually, about 1/2 to 2 pounds per week.
A) True
B) False
12.  To maintain weight, intake of calories must equal energy output.
A) True
B) False
13.  A difference of one 12-oz. soda or 30 minutes of brisk walking most days can add or subtract approximately 10 pounds to the patient’s weight each year.
A) True
B) False
14.  Physical activity is important in preventing and treating overweight and obesity and is extremely helpful in maintaining weight loss.
A) True
B) False
15.  Weight loss therapy is not appropriate for most pregnant or lactating women.
A) True
B) False

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