Erstwhile Plus-Size Physician Pens

by Nancy Needhima on  April 14, 2012 at 4:41 PM Obesity News   - G J E 4
In case of obese patients, losing weight may entail a special remedy than calorie reduction and exercise scripts a formerly obese physician in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Erstwhile Plus-Size Physician Pens
Erstwhile Plus-Size Physician Pens

Despite having detailed knowledge of the negative health effects of obesity, Dr. Ben Williams, now a family medicine resident, could not lose weight beyond short-term losses."Losing weight was the easy part, keeping it off was the challenge," he writes. "Oh, and I exercised a lot too; I just ate a lot more."

He credits bariatric surgery for his success at shedding 110 pounds and counting from his original weight of 320.

"I was fat because I ate too much, and my surgeon helped me do what I had been unable to do on my own."

Dr. Williams notes, from first-hand experience, that advice to patients to exercise more and cut calories may not be effective and that other solutions may be necessary.

Source: Eurekalert

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