The Early Days of Laparoscopy for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Upon his return to California in 1992, Dr. Wittgrove and G. Wesley Clark, MD, co-directors of a
There Is No Such Thing as ‘Healthy Obesity’!
Overweight and obesity are the fastest-growing causes of morbidity and death in the United States. Obesity is a chronic metabolic disorder associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. However, despite the fact that obesity is associated with increased health hazards, in recent years there have been some confusing and contradicting reports of “healthy obesity,” “benign obesity” and “obesity paradox.” These reports unfortunately have tried to undermine the severity of this alarming problem.