Recently published practice guidelines in the CMAJ for the management of obesity in adults has brought to our attention the nature of a condition that is a major public health issue. It reviews the latest understanding of the interplay of genetic metabolic, behavioural, and environmental factors that influence health outcomes both physical and psychological.
The guidelines show that there are approaches and options for people to help them achieve their goals.
Dr. Sean Wharton, MD, PharmD, FRCP(C)Internal Medicine Specialist, Adjunct Professor McMaster University and York University
Diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine
The Wharton Medical Clinic, Hamilton Health Sciences Centre