[4th guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of obesity]

Lijec Vjesn. 2010 Sep-Oct;132(9-10):269-71.
[Article in Croatian]


Obesity is one of the leading public health problems in today's world. The situation is not significantly better in our country. The Republic of Croatia is among the countries with highest prevalence of obesity in the world. All attempts to stop the progression of obesity pandemic have not given satisfactory results up to date. On the other hand, the treatment of obesity is a long-term, exhausting and very complicated process with modest results. From 15th to 18th April 2010 the 4th Croatian Congress on Obesity with international participation was held in Umag with the aim of furthering knowledge about epidemiology, etiopathogenesis, complications and obesity treatment and to provide doctors who treat obesity with opportunity to share insights and experience. The Congress was attended by 200 doctors. At the Congress the Guidelines on Obesity Diagnostics and Treatment were adopted, which will provide practical help to doctors treating patients with obesity.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference
  • English Abstract
  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Obesity / diagnosis*
  • Obesity / therapy*