The Science of Obesity

The Science of Obesity

Too often, patients blame themselves for gaining weight. They say, “it’s my fault. I just have no self-control. I know what to do, I just can’t do it” Many physicians cause more harm than good by advising patients to “eat less and exercise more.” Patients are left to...
Obesity, Weight Loss, and Joint Replacement Surgery

Obesity, Weight Loss, and Joint Replacement Surgery

Patients with obesity are frequently advised to lose weight prior to total knee or total hip replacement. The reasons for this recommendation are numerous: Patients with obesity (BMI >30) are 1.7 times more likely to have complications after total joint replacement...
The Future of Weight Loss Drugs

The Future of Weight Loss Drugs

Craig Primack MD, FACP, FAAP, FOMA There are already some great weight loss drugs on the market, but there are more to come. If you start to incorporate these drugs into your weight loss program, you are sure to see results. Incretin Hormones The most powerful weight...