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08-23-2011, 06:48 PM #1
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EOSS: Evaluating Need for Surgical Management of Obesity
Dr. Arya Sharma, an obesity expert from the University of Alberta, has developed a new classification system to help doctors assess and treat obese patients (published on 16 Aug 2011/medicalnewstoday.com). If proven successful, this system would be used in tandem with the BMI measurement to help identify the health differences between people with similar BMIs.
The doctors will rank people with Class 1, 2 or 3 BMIs — where Class 3 is the heaviest, but not necessarily the worst — they would also use five new stage rankings.
According to Dr Sharma "Edmonton Obesity Staging System (EOSS), is a five-stage scale (0-4) that considers BMI, other illnesses and functional status of people who are obese to rank the consequences of excess weight. ".