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
- New England Journal of Medicine: Projected U.S. State-Level Prevalence of Adult Obesity and Severe Obesity
- CDC: Defining Adult Overweight and Obesity
- CDC: Childhood Obesity Facts
- MaineHealth: Let's Go!
- MaineHealth Diabetes Prevention Program
- MaineHealth Health Index Initiative
- MaineHealth: Decreasing Obesity
- Mayo Clinic: Obesity Diagnosis and Treatment
- Mayo Clinic: Bariatric Surgery
- NIH: Benefits of moderate weight loss in people with obesity
- Diet Myth or Truth: Fasting Is Effective for Weight Loss