Obesity in Maine: How Prevalent is Obesity & What Treatments and Supports Are Available?

Jan 14, 2020

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A new study by the New England Journal of Medicine finds that half of America will be considered obese within this decade. We’ll discuss the prevalence of obesity in Maine among adults and children, as well as how it’s defined and what treatments and support services are available to those dealing with obesity.


Crystal Alvarez, bariatric surgeon, Central Maine Healthcare

Tim Cowan, director, data reporting and evaluation, MaineHealth

Peter Amann, family practice physician with a focus on obesity medicine, Maine Medical Center

Dora Mills (by phone), senior vice president, community health, MaineHealth