Obesity is a chronic, treatment-resistant disease with biological and behavioral causes – Expert

February 14, 2015 12:33 PM

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Obesity is a chronic, treatment-resistant disease with biological and behavioral causes – Expert

There is a high chance you ultimately know very little about obesity and related overweight conditions. To this end, some people believe obesity is never a disease but a condition that causes other diseases; and more so, others yet believe that it can only be treated with medications, still, some others totally disagree about using medications only to treat obesity. And some say, lifestyle changes are all that are required to deal with biological obesity.

“Although lifestyle modifications may result in lasting weight loss in overweight individuals, in those with chronic obesity bodyweight seems to become biologically defended,” Dr. Ochner said, and then continued: “Therefore, the current advice to eat less and exercise more may be no more effective f...

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