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We started a Medical Weight Loss program with Dr Diego
Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the
extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced
life expectancy and/or increased health problems.
Obesity increases the likelihood of various diseases, particularly heart
disease, type 2 diabetes, breathing difficulties during sleep, certain types
of cancer, and osteoarthritis.
Obesity is most commonly caused by a combination of excessive dietary calories, lack of physical activity, and genetic susceptibility.
Dieting and physical exercise are the mainstays of treatment for obesity.
Moreover, it it important to improve diet quality by reducing the consumption of energy-dense foods such as those high in fat and sugars, and by increasing the intake of dietary fiber.
In severe cases, surgery is performed or an intragastric balloon is placed to reduce stomach volume and/or bowel length, leading to earlier satiation and reduced ability to absorb nutrients from food.
Obesity is a leading preventable cause of death worldwide, with increasing prevalence in adults and children, and authorities view it as one of the most serious public health problems of the 21st century.
Diego Ponieman, MD MPH
111 Central Park North, New York, NY 10026
Monday -Friday 9AM-5PM, Saturday by appointment only