Tag Archives: Obesity Medicine

Obesity has been recognized as a disease by the American Medical Association (AMA). What does this mean to you? First, if it’s a disease, it is something that affects you but does not define you. People are affected by cancer, and we treat it. People are not cancerous. People are affected by obesity, and we […]

I know after the New Year, I will see lots of new patients – January is always a busy month for me at CNC. There will be a common theme – “My resolution for the New Year is to lose weight!” I am so happy to work with these individuals and help them achieve their goals! However, unfortunately, all too often, the goal of “losing weight” will result in a quick regain for one of two reasons: [Read more]

High blood pressure or hypertension is a condition that is frequently associated with obesity. Individuals with obesity experience twice the risk of hypertension than normal weight people. Obesity and hypertension affect the lives of millions of Americans each day. More than one in three adults in the United States have obesity and nearly one in three have hypertension. [Read more]

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, the United States is rapidly progressing toward an epidemic of type 2 diabetes. Over the last thirty years, the rate of type 2 diabetes in the U.S. has more than tripled, with more than 20.9 million people suffering from the condition as of 2011. Although many different factors can contribute to the development of diabetes, the CDC also reports that 80 to 90 percent of people who are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are obese. [Read more]