Expounding on Obesity

 
 

  • Weight Cutoffs for Elective Surgeries: Bias or Economics? What drives weight-based cutoffs for elective surgeries? Dr Yoni Freedhoff finds that it may not be just old-fashioned weight bias.
  • The Low-Carb Community Is Its Own Worst Enemy Do some medical professionals purposefully eschew low-carb diets? If so, the fault may lie with the low-carb community itself, says Yoni Freedhoff.
  • Inspiring Weight Loss: What Works? Despite decades of public health efforts, rates of obesity are continuing to rise. Yoni Freedhoff says perhaps it's time we stop focusing on the individual and go after the village instead.
  • Scaling Back on Weight as a Measure of Patient Health What does the number on the scale tell you about the patient standing on it? Dr Yoni Freedhoff discusses what happens when clinicians place too much importance on patients' weight.