Obesity is a disease that currently affects our population in epidemic proportions, and which has a profound effect on health and quality of life. As a physician dedicated to the prevention and treatment of the medical complications of excess weight, I frequently see patients whose efforts at restricting calories and increasing physical activity are not resulting in sustained weight loss.

When that’s the case, particularly if the excess weight is causing health issues, we can consider adding other treatment tools, which include weight loss medications, or weight loss surgeries. And while these options have increased dramatically over the last one to two decades, we still desperately need more treatments, as neither medications nor surgery are accessible or appropriate for every individual affected by obesity.

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Overweight Man Measuring His Belly with tape measure

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