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3 Weighty Questions About Obesity and Diabetes

3 Weighty Questions About Obesity and Diabetes

© Peter Bernik/© Peter Bernik/

Obesity has become an unforgiving epidemic and the tip of a morbidity-mortality iceberg. This chronic disease leads to obstructive sleep apnea; type 2 diabetes, which recently tripled in prevalence1; hypertension; insulin resistance; and a host of vascular complications.

As the prevalence of obesity rises, what tools do we have in the battle against excessive weight? Remember, a weight loss of only 5% to 10% has been demonstrated to reduce complications.1

Let’s ask some key questions about weight-loss modalities in the context of obesity and type 2 diabetes:


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