Managing obesity: answers

02 May 2023
Volume 5 · Issue 5

Does this patient meet the NICE criteria for commencing orlistat (NICE, 2014)? Calculate his BMI using the formula:

How much weight would he need to lose in order to be in the bracket of ‘healthy weight’ with a BMI of 20–25 kg/m2?

What weight will our patient need to reach after 12 weeks to enable him to continue being treated with orlistat?

Assuming our patient has a planned daily calorie intake of 2000 kcal, how many grams of fat could a patient consume per meal without expecting adverse effects according to the product information?

At week 12 of treatment, if our patient reports his weight has dropped to 17st 7lb, has he met the criteria to continue treatment or has his loss been too small to justify continuation?

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