EAS LatAm Webinar: Obesity and atherosclerosis: “The faces of a complex syndrome”

By defining obesity as a chronic disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) has significantly contributed to dissociating it from a simplistic perspective, wherein its carriers are socially stigmatized and victims of prejudices harmful to self-esteem. Obesity is indeed a disease of epidemic proportions in our time – a true public health emergency, characterized by an excess of adiposity capable of seriously impairing health. It is a condition associated with several morbid consequences and should be addressed in light of the best medical evidence. 

This webinar is aimed at addressing the obesity burden from an epidemiological perspective, the pathophysiological derangements that link ectopic adiposity with heart and kidney diseases, and the therapeutic strategies to tackle this challenge.