Obesity is a chronic disease of multifactorial origin, characterized by a body mass index (calculated by height and weight) equal to or greater than 30. It is the most common metabolic disorder in developed societies and is becoming a serious public health problem.

Among the most common complications of obesity are diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, triglycerides and even some types of tumors.

Treatment of overweight and obesity must combine diet, exercise, counseling and change habits to keep the weight.

The weekly monitoring and change of diet is essential to achieving our goal.

Psychological support is very important. When necessary behavioral therapy is used to be aware of what we do and why we do it.

Studies on the role played by genetics in the development of obesity are constant. Knowing our genetic profile can further individualize treatment.