Adiposity-based chronic disease-obesity re-worked

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Obesity is a complex, chronic disease with a high prevalence rate that has been resistant to current preventive and therapeutic efforts. A new definition of obesity is proposed in the context of emerging information and the need for de-stigmatization. Adiposity-based chronic disease (ABCD) addresses the amount, distribution, and function of body fat. An ABCD model is best approached using structured lifestyle medicine and a focus on health promotion, rather than exclusively disease management. Future care models for ABCD will likely involve gene/genomic analyses and advanced body imaging technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-104
Number of pages3
JournalUS Endocrinology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2016


  • Adiposity
  • Body imaging
  • Chronic disease
  • Insulin resistance
  • Lifestyle medicine
  • Obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes


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