Dr. Mona Misra discusses how she is seeing “more and more patients that are overweight or obese but probably 65 percent of the population is obese or overweight but this is not a problem that's going away.” And this problem is reaching epidemic levels in teenagers and children. She offers her point of view as to whether or not obesity is a disease and eating is an addiction. She sees obesity as a multifactorial problem that covers psychological reasons and socio-economic reasons. People are eating more of the wrong foods and exercising less. She talks about how there are good candidates and great candidates for bariatric surgery and then there are patients that are not prepared for surgery at that moment in time.
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