Obesity, a chronic medical problem, is on the increase. The incidence of chronic obesity has increased 30% since the mid-1980s and now affects more than 35% of American women and 31% of American men.1 Although Americans are attempting to acquire more healthful eating habits and initiate exercise programs to combat obesity, the success rate for treating obesity is not improving. The family physician and the patient must work together to address this chronic medical problem.
KeywordsMorbid Obesity Family Physician Weight Loss Program Primary Pulmonary Hypertension Adult Body Mass Index
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