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Obesity is complicated--and so is treating it

By: Monique Tello, MD, MPH, Contributing Editor Many people donít think of obesity as a disease, but rather as a moral failing. But Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford, instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and researcher and practicing physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center, points out that obesity is a complex, chronic disease. Stanfordís recent fascinating and informative presentation explains how the body uses and stores energy, and describes the complex interplay…

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