Health Effects of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome - RD781

Health Effects of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

by Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD
(4.7 / 19 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


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

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including physicians, dietitians, NDTR's, nurses, occupational therapists, and pharmacists.
Dietitians: 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 a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials. This is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 3000, 3005, 3060, 5000, 5160, 5240, 5290 and performance indicators of 8.1.1, 8.2.4, 8.3.6, 10.2.4, 10.2.7, 10.2.9.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # 50-1489).
Dietitians/nutritionists may submit activity evaluations directly to CDR; or mail to: Commission on Dietetic Registration, Attn: Accredited Provider Unit, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

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.


For Florida professionals:

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Ashley C - Palm Harbor, FL  ·  May 23, 2020
Great overview of the effects of obesity
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Sally C - Lebanon, PA  ·  Mar 15, 2020
Took longer than 1 hr - took almost 1.5 hrs! A little too much detail in some ways but I did learn a lot.
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Beth W - Indianapolis, IN  ·  Feb 24, 2020
It was very informative and concise.
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Melissa L - Palatine, IL  ·  Dec 26, 2019
Good information to support patients with metabolic syndrome.
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Jarrett C - Riverview, FL  ·  Jun 03, 2019
very informative regarding obesity . helped me understand the epidemic better
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00