The Role and Myth of Exercise in the Assessment and Treatment of Weight Loss

The United States is in the midst of a public health epidemic related to obesity and inactivity. Significant research has been performed on the effects of exercise for the reduction of body weight. Results of most studies indicate that exercise alone has little effect on body-weight reduction, but when combined with caloric restriction, has a synergistic effect and enhances weight loss beyond the effect of diet alone. In addition, exercise has been shown to significantly benefit cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors, and losing just a small amount of weight can make an appreciable difference.

Target Audience

Cardiologists, Family Physicians, Internists, Physician Assistants, Nutritionists, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and Dietitians.  

Learning Objectives

  • Assess the extent to which exercise is beneficial in promoting weight loss and weight loss maintenance amongst obese individuals. 
  • Demonstrate the importance of incorporating physical activity in addition to dietary restriction in comprehensive obesity treatment programs.
Additional information
Bibliography: 

Laskowski, E.R. (2012). The role of exercise in the treatment of obesity. PubMed. Retrieved from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23174547

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Dietitians
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ABIM MOC
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
02/01/2016
Course expires: 
02/01/2018

Peter Katzmarzyk, Ph.D., FACSM, FAHA 
Professor and Associate Executive Director 
Population and Public Health Sciences Pennington Biomedical Research Center 
Marie Edana Corcoran Endowed Chair in Pediatric Obesity and Diabetes 
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 

Peter Katzmarzyk, Ph.D., FACSM, FAHA, indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentations or discussions. 

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

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Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC 

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Florida Board of Dietitians
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ABIM MOC
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
02/01/2016
Course expires: 
02/01/2018
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