Obesity risk factors

“90 million Americans suffer with obesity and face shortened life spans and health complications that include diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, joint problems, and more,” said Dr. Stephanie A. EricsonInternal Medicine physician with ARC Healthiness at ARC Far West on this ARC Healthcare Minute podcast.

“Obesity is stigmatized at home, school, work, and in the public,” says Dr. Ericson. “This stigma imposes suffering on groups vulnerable to the disease and reduces the efforts to address it.” In the podcast, Dr. Ericson suggests that listeners talk to their physician “To learn more about the complex genetic, biological, socio-economical, and other risk factors that contribute to obesity.”

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