"If obesity was an infectious disease, it would be an epidemic," said Dr. Daniel Bessesen, professor of medicine at the University of Colorado at Denver and chief of endocrinology at the Denver Health Medical Center.
"To ignore the problem, you're keeping your head in the sand. If you could fix the obesity problem ... you would make a huge impact on the nation's health care costs."
Sunday, August 02, 2009
The title is from a Pittsburgh Post Gazette article from earlier today, titled, "Obesity's costs emerge as major concern" that references a report done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that recently had its first Weight of the Nation conference in DC. It's gotten far beyond which is the best weight loss pill, especially if you read the quotes from Dr. Daniel Bessesen: