Alan J. Garber, MD, discusses AACE obesity risk stratification modelThe AACE model does not focus solely on BMI, but also assessed the degree and number of obesity-related complications observed in each individual patient, including hypertension and diabetes. Garber notes that therapies are not chosen as a result of BMI alone, but also due to the consequences of obesity present in each individual. This need for personalized treatment, he concludes, overrides broader, BMI-based guidelines.
Autor / Fonte:Alan J. Garber, MD. Healio