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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The chairman of the American Board of Obesity Medicine tells the reality of weight loss



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"We are not treating a disorder of willpower.  This is not lifestyle treatment."




This physician has been treating obesity for more than 20 years.  Leptin was discovered 20 years ago.
The usual pablum of lifestyle changes will work if only the patient had enough willpower is still pushed by the false hope of diet and exercise.
 
This lecture was given at NY Presbyterian/Columbia Medical College of Physicians in April 2015 as part of a week long conference on Obesity in preparation of the American Board of Obesity Medicine test to be given in December.


2 comments:

  1. The usual pablum of lifestyle changes will work if only the patient had enough willpower is still pushed by the false hope of diet and exercise.

    Brian, that sentence has faulty syntax somewhere. It does not compute in my brain.

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  2. I agree. Try: If patient has willpower to follow lifestyle changes they will maintain weight loss. This is the false hope of diet and exercise.

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