Rethinking How We Talk About Obesity
If you feel like you might have tipped the scale a bit during this pandemic, you’re not alone. A recent study by the American Psychological Association says more than 61% of U.S. adults reported an undesired weight change in the pandemic.
According to the CDC, 42% of adults in the United States are obese and that number is still climbing.
This hour, how can physicians have better conversations around obesity and help patients lose weight? Weight is a very sensitive subject, but it needs to be addressed.
Weight loss can be a frustrating battle. If you are struggling with your weight, we want to hear from you.
- Dr. Lynn Bufka - Senior Director of Practice Transformation and Quality at American Psychlogical Association
- Dr. Varalakshmi Niranjan - Assistant Professor at University of Connecticut, and Primary Care Physician and Obesity Medicine Specialist with UConn Health
- Dr. Sherry Pagoto, PhD - licensed clinical psychologist and a professor of the allied health sciences at the University of Connecticut