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The lecture presents contemporary view of obesity as a chronic cardiovascular disease with a complex pathogenesis and unknown etiology, with severe economic and social consequences; on the role of eating behavior in the development of obesity and the need for psychological correction in the complex of therapeutic measures for this disease. Author describes the complex of diagnostic procedures for the examination of the patient with obesity. The rationale for an integrated approach to therapy including low-calorie diet, physical exercises and correction of eating behavior is presented.

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E V Frolova

North-Western State Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov

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