J Obes Metab Syndr.  2021 Jun;30(2):81-92. 10.7570/jomes21022.

2020 Korean Society for the Study of Obesity Guidelines for the Management of Obesity in Korea

Affiliations
  • 1Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Bucheon, Korea
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Busan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea
  • 3Department of Family Medicine, Konyang University Hospital, Konyang University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea
  • 4International Healthcare Center, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
  • 5Department of Family Medicine, Gil Medical Center, Gachon University College of Medicine, Incheon, Korea
  • 6Department of Physical Education, Korea Military Academy, Seoul, Korea
  • 7Department of Family Practice and Community Health, Ajou University School of Medicine (AUSOM),Suwon, Korea
  • 8Department of Psychiatry, Konyang University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea
  • 9Department of Family Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • 10Department of Family Medicine, Eulji Hospital, Eulji University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • 11Department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seongnam, Korea
  • 12Department of Dietetics, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Seoul, Korea
  • 13Department of Surgery, Kyungpook National University Chilgok Hospital, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea
  • 14Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Bucheon St Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Bucheon, Korea
  • 15Department of Prescription and Rehabilitation of Exercise, College of Sport Science, Dankook University, Cheonan, Korea
  • 16Department of Pediatrics, National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
  • 17Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seongnam, Korea
  • 18Central St’ Mary’s Clinic Internal Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • 19Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Daegu School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea
  • 20Department of Pediatrics, Konkuk University Medical Center, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • 21Department of Pediatrics, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Bucheon, Korea
  • 22Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Sejong General Hospital, Bucheon, Korea

Abstract

Obesity is a prevalent and complex disease. The prevalence of obesity in Korea increased from 29.7% in 2010 to 35.7% in 2018, with the prevalence of abdominal obesity being 23.8% in 2018. Obesity contributes to medical costs and socioeconomic burden due to associated comorbidities. The treatment and management of obesity is changing based on new clinical evidence. The 2020 Korean Society for the Study of Obesity Guideline for the Management of Obesity in Korea summarizes evidence-based recommendations and treatment guidelines.

Keyword

Obesity; Clinical practice guidelines; Korea
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