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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 40-41

Test your knowledge: Secondary causes of obesity

Date of Web Publication13-Jul-2017

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DOI: 10.4103/2347-2618.210583

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1. The prevalence of secondary obesity among children and adolescents is estimated to be about:

A. 1:1000

B. 1:100

C. 1:10,000

D. 1:100,000

2. A 25 year old female whose her BMI is 31kg/m2, she attended for consultation. Which one of the following findings suggest secondary cause of her obesity?

A. Dry skin

B. Increased waist circumference (92 cm)

C. High fasting blood glucose

D. High cholesterol

3. A 7 year old male child was brought to clinic by his parents for weight assessment. His BMI was above 95th centile. Which one of the following tests are recommended to be done for him at this visit?

A. Serum calcium

B. Serum cortisol

C. Serum growth hormone

D. Serum glucose

4. A 18 year old female whose BMI is above 30 kg/m2 should be evaluated for secondary causes of obesity if she complains of:

A. Severe fatigue

B. Chronic headache

C. Hair fall

D. Menstrual disturbance

E. All above

5. A 35 year old female who attended clinic for weight management. She stated that she worries that she may have thyroid abnormalities . Her BMI was 31kg/m2. The next step to manage this lady would be:

A. Ask for thyroid function test and give appointment within two weeks

B. Reassure her that most of individuals with obesity have normal thyroid

C. Take comprehensive history and conduct physical examination

D. Counsel her about diet therapy and physical activity.

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