Articles and Lectures

2016-04-01

Message from the Scientific Coordinator

Dr. Tellus NG - Scientific Coordinator, HKOS Congratulations to the establishment of the Hong Kong Obesity Society. In view of the ever increasing numbers of patients with overweight/obesity/morbid obesity worldwide and in Hong Kong, I am delighted with the Hong Kong Obesity Society which enables a platform in Hong Kong to unite different parties through regular communications about up-to-d...

2016-04-01

Obesity and Respiratory Diseases

Dr. Terence TAM - Honorary Treasurer, HKOS Patient with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are at increased risk for poor neurocognitive performance and adverse medical outcomes due to repeated arousals and/or hypoxemia during sleep over months to years, and severe untreated OSA has been associated with increased all-cause and cardiovascular mortality. In both males and females, the strongest ri...

2016-04-01

Obesity and Cardiovascular Diseases

Dr. Jo Jo HAI - Honorary Secretary, HKOS Obesity is one of the most important risk factors for cardiovascular diseases including ischemic heart disease, atrial fibrillation, heart failure and sudden cardiac death. Although studies have shown that weight loss is associated with improved control of cardiovascular risk factors and atrial fibrillation, its actual effect on cardiovascular outcom...

2016-04-01

Surgery for the Obese

Dr. CHAN King On - Vice President (Surgical Chapter), HKOS Bariatric surgery is the treatment of morbid obesity using a surgical method. The classical treatment paradigm of morbid obesity is education, exercise, diet and medications. However in some patients disease progression is inevitable despite best medical treatments. In such cases, bariatric surgery should be considered as a treatmen...

2016-04-01

The Management of Diabesity

Dr. CHOW Wing Sun - Vice President (Medical Chapter), HKOS Obesity is associated with an increase in morbidity and mortality, and is a major risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus, a disease characterized by insulin resistance, relative impairment in insulin secretion, and hyperglycaemia. The term “diabesity” is derived from the words ‘diabetes’,...

2016-04-01

Metabolic Surgery Cures Diabetes?

Dr. Daniel Tong - Co-Founding President (Surgical Chapter) Historically, type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is managed by life-style modification in combination of pharmacotherapy. Despite advances in diabetes pharmacotherapy, few patients with achieve therapeutic goals let alone complete remission. Metabolic surgery is the use of gastrointestinal operations, originally designed to induce weight loss &...

2016-04-01

Past, Present and Future of Obesity Medicine

Dr. Michele Yuen - Co-Founding President (Medical Chapter), HKOS Welcome to the inauguration of the Hong Kong Obesity Society (HKOS)! The Past – Misconceptions and Inopportune Time Acceptance of obesity as a medical condition, rather than a lifestyle choice, had been slow both worldwide and locally, and the true local prevalence of obesity had been grossly underestimated. The with...

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