Health Effects of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome - OT781

Health Effects of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

by Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD
(4.4 / 31 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (1.00 AOTA CEU)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


The prevalence of obesity in the general population continues to rise at alarming rates regardless of age, gender, or cultural differences. In general, the risk of comorbidities increases as the degree of obesity increases. Numerous health consequences have been linked to obesity, including metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and cancers, as well as many other chronic conditions. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a complex constellation of chronic illnesses associated with central obesity, including insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, atherogenic dyslipidemias, and chronic inflammation, and it is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease. While not all obese people display the typical findings associated with MetS, all obese people appear to be at increased risk for negative health effects. Of great concern are the potential long-term health effects on the pediatric population.


The goal of this continuing education program is to update healthcare professionals on the many negative effects associated with obesity and metabolic syndrome. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • List multiple health complications related to obesity
  • Identify the components of metabolic syndrome
  • Describe an interprofessional approach to weight management
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
Content Focus
Domain of OT: Client Factors
Occupational Therapy Process: Outcomes

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including physicians, dietitians, nurses, occupational therapists, and pharmacists.
Occupational therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Relias LLC is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy and Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 5/16/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/16/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/16/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Daniel V - Austin, TX  ·  Dec 03, 2019
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Carrie B - Lancaster, CA  ·  Nov 29, 2019
Good course very interesting topic
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AMI J - East Alton, IL  ·  Oct 28, 2019
great information on obesity
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Amie C - Walshville , IL  ·  Oct 16, 2019
The review went over content needed to score high on exam.
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Stacey M - Kingston, NH  ·  Oct 04, 2019
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50