Vice President of Global Diabetes Care at Eli Lilly
Pro to the question "Is Obesity a Disease?"
"...[O]besity is one of the most frequent and serious metabolic diseases. Furthermore, strategies for long-term reduction of body weight are largely ineffective. More than 90% of people who lose weight eventually regain it...
[H]uman obesity belongs to a large group called complex diseases. Included in this group are type II diabetes, hypertension, and ischemic heart diseases (characterized by deficient supply of blood to cardiac muscle). The inheritance of these diseases is different from the classic mendelian mode of transmission of monogenic diseases (related to or controlled by one gene). The phenotype of complex diseases reflects the multifactorial effect of all contributing genes (polygenic) and all environmental factors."
Experts Individuals with MDs; individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to obesity and health; top-level federal government officials with significant involvement in obesity-related health issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Vice President, Global Diabetes Care at Eli Lilly
Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine
Contributor, Endocrinology, 5th Edition
Member, Advisory Council, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Former Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College
MD, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
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