Obesity Screening and Diagnosis

  • Skill Level
  • Lectures
    1 Video
  • Enrolled
    89 students
  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

Obesity is commonly understood as ‘excess accumulation of fat’. Nearly a third of the world’s population can now be classified as overweight or obese. The prevalence rates have increased in all ages and both sexes irrespective of the geographical location, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. How informed are we? Is Body mass index a true indicator of obesity across the population? This suggests that obesity might require our attention sooner than we might think. Are we prepared? read more »»

Through this course, you can get a fair idea about the incidence, prevalence, and predilection to obesity. You can learn about the ways in which obesity is diagnosed, the medical consequences of being obese, and the benefits of weight loss. Taking this course can equip you with all the information that you need to nip it in the bud.

Who should attend?
All Healthcare personnel, such as

  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Nurses
  • Paramedical Staff
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians practicing Alternative Medicine (AYUSH)

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • Incidence, prevalence, and predilection to obesity.
  • Ways to diagnose obesity, the medical consequences of being obese, and benefits of weight loss.


Dr. Usha Ayyagari

Sr. Consultant Endocrinologist & Diabetologist


Dr. Usha Ayyagari is a Senior Consultant Endocrinologist and Diabetes Specialist. She practices at

  • Apollo Sugar Clinics OMR, Chennai
  • Apollo Specialty Hospitals OMR, Chennai
  • Apollo Cradle Karapakkam, Chennai

Dr. Usha Ayyagari has worked full time in U. K. in Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Medicine. She was the medical lead for MDT Bariatric (weight management) Services at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, U.K.
Dr. Usha Ayyagari specializes in thyroid disorders, PCOS, menstrual disorders, diabetes and endocrine problems in pregnancy, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, and insulin pumps.
She has a special interest in the medical, pre and postoperative management of obesity, and metabolic syndrome.

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