Today on MD-VOD, Dr. John Kennedy is joined by obesity experts, Dr. Amy Lee and Dr. Jeremy Korman. Together they answer your facebook and twitter questions regarding obesity, who is at risk, the symptoms, how it’s diagnosed and available medications, treatments and therapies. They further discuss the consequences and the realities of living with obesity, including insurance coverage and related costs. Today, one in three adults and one in six children in America are living with obesity. Obesity is defined as having excess body fat that has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health. Obesity increases our risk for various health complications including heart attack and stroke due to the metabolic syndrome.
Each week we bring you vital information about common diseases in easy to understand language. Whether we’re talking about cholesterol or breast cancer, hypertension or obesity, we'll help you get accurate and credible information critical to managing your health care challenges with access to top experts as well as those currently living with the disease. We’ll provide you with on demand access to the show archive and many other resources, available on all platforms so it’s there when you need it.