Episode #29: Obesity in America with Dr Thad Waites

Dr Robert Harrington

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November 01, 2010

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According to the Center of Disease Control, 72.5 million Americans are obese (with a body-mass index [BMI] >30), and 27% of the increase in healthcare costs is related to the treatment of obesity. Dr Thad Waites joins the show to discuss these sobering statistics, the cardiovascular implications of obesity, what we can do to reverse the pandemic and the implications of the controversial obesity paradox in outcomes for CV disease.

Are you witnessing the obesity pandemic in your cardiovascular practice?

See:

Center for Disease Control. US Obesity Trends

Diet drug dilemma: If CVD drops tomorrow are risks justified today?

Kill or cure? Atkins diet debated in diabetes

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