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Obesity is a health epidemic

  • Scott LaMar
OBESITY / Healthcare concept (Click for more)

OBESITY / Healthcare concept (Click for more)

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Airdate: May 24, 2022

So many illnesses and health conditions were neglected or didn’t get a lot of attention in the past two years during the covid-19 pandemic.

In a country where obesity was common before the pandemic, it has increased even more.

Obesity is a condition that can negatively affect health in several ways, including heart disease, diabetes and even cancer.

What changes do we have to make to maintain a healthy weight and why is it so important?

Appearing on Tuesday’s Smart Talk to discuss the obesity epidemic are Dr. Taraneh Soleymani – obesity medicine specialist, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Dr. Marsha Novick – director, Health Weight Program for Children and Teens, Penn State Health Children’s Hospital.

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