Obesity: A Disease Whose Time Has Come
Bariatric Science: A Science Whose Time Has come
Obesity is the pandemic of the 21st century. Nonetheless, this most “visible of medical conditions” remains invisible to most third party payers. Insurance companies underwrite and spend billions on treating co-morbid diseases of obesity (diabetes, hypertension, CVD etc) and ignore what is most often the root of these diseases- obesity. Why?
Hippocrates: The Father of the Obesity Stigma
There is no medical condition that is more burdened with long standing discrimination then that of obesity. Beginning with the Hippocrates nostrum that weight can be controlled by deciding to eat less and exercise more, stigmatized “fat people” have been held Continue reading