Obesity, Comorbidities & Weight Change Patterns: Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD
Obesity is on track to be the #1 killer in the US. Concurrent with the obesity epidemic is the rapidly growing diabetes epidemic. Environmental impact and lifestyle choices contribute to the high “diabesity” prevalence. Furthermore, epigenetic changes across generations are also playing a role. In this presentation “Obesity, Comorbidities & Weight Change Patterns,” Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD, FACE, of the Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard, explores the evolution of dietary approaches for diabetes treatment across the 20th century. Dr. Hamdy shares the robust, evidence-based dietary pattern and lifestyle intervention approaches to achieve weight loss and diabetes attenuation or remission.
Dr. Hamdy is Medical Director of the Obesity Clinical Program and Director of Inpatient Diabetes Management at the Joslin Clinic. He is also Clinical Investigator and attending Adult Endocrinologist at Joslin Diabetes Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
This presentation took place on December 13, 2017 at the A4M 2017 pre-conference workshop “Obesity Management” in Las Vegas, Nevada.