Combating Obesity: Advances in Treatment Options and Access to Care

Obesity has become a major public health issue. Around 35 percent of adults in the United States are obese. Many others are overweight and may soon be contending with obesity. Unfortunately, anyone who is significantly overweight or obese can face severe health consequences. Obesity is linked to heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, dyslipidemia (too much fat in the blood), joint issues, sleep apnea and many other conditions.

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