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Obesity

Which US Physicians Are the Most Overweight?

Which US Physicians Are the Most Overweight? 





In the latest US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report on obesity, about 35% of the US population is obese, which is a body mass index (BMI) of ≥ 30. Although far fewer physicians of the total number who responded to the Medscape survey are obese (8%), being overweight is still a problem for 34% of them. The cardiologist percentage was higher than that average, with 43% of them reporting being overweight to obese. General surgeons report being the most overweight physicians, with 49% confessing to being overweight to obese (BMI > 25).

The Deadly Quartet

I Wanna Rock and Roll All Nite... And Party Everyday!
 
Years ago an endocrinologist friend and now mentor introduced me to the term ‘the deadly quartet’. Visions of KISS aside it’s the vortex whereupper-body obesity, hypertriglyceridemia, glucose intolerance and hypertensioncollide... And it’s now moving towards classification as a disease.
 
I had always believed that one had limited (or no control) over a disease – like a virus or infection, but as of todayThe American Medical Association recognises obesity as a disease
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