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The ABCD of obesity: an EASO position statement on a diagnostic term with clinical and scientific implications

Autores: Fruhbeck Martínez, Gema (Autor de correspondencia); Busetto, L.; Dicker, D. ; Yumuk, V. ; Goossens, G. H. ; Hebebrand, J. ; Halford, J. G. C.; Farpour-Lambert, N. J.; Blaak, E. E.; Woodward, E.; Toplak, H.
Título de la revista: OBESITY FACTS
ISSN: 1662-4025
Volumen: 12
Número: 2
Páginas: 131 - 136
Fecha de publicación: 2019
Obesity is a frequent, serious, complex, relapsing, and chronic disease process that represents a major public health problem. The coining of obesity as an adiposity-based chronic disease (ABCD) is of particular relevance being in line with EASO's proposal to improve the International Classification of Diseases ICD-11 diagnostic criteria for obesity based on three dimensions, namely etiology, degree of adiposity, and health risks. The body mass index as a unique measurement of obesity does not reflect the whole complexity of the disease. Obesity complications are mainly determined by 2 pathological processes, i.e., physical forces (fat mass disease) as well as endocrine and immune responses (sick fat disease), which are embedded in a cultural and physical context leading to a specific ABCD stage. (c) 2019 The Author(s) Published by S. Karger AG, Basel