Harvard Health Blog
Weight loss that works: A true story
By: Monique Tello, MD, MPH, Contributing Editor Many people struggle with being overweight, or even obese. Itís a common topic at office visits. As a doctor, I know that excess weight is associated with potentially serious health conditions ó high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol ó not to mention sleep apnea, fatty liver disease, and back and knee problems, among other things. Patients may also worry about their appearance.