Life & Culture

Culture, hormones play important role in weight loss success

Drew Payne, Do

Weight is a major influence on a person’s overall health, which may be why over 48% of Americans named weight loss as their New Year’s Resolution last year. However, there is a misconception that excess weight is a cosmetic defect and not a disease.

For many patients, weight control is often associated with cultural influences. Whether we like it or not, food plays an important role in our lives beyond providing our bodies with fuel for burning. In fact, challenge yourself to name an event in your life that you didn’t mourn or celebrate with food.

As clinicians, we don’t describe patients as obese. Instead, we refer to the person as obese. Similarly, a hypertensive patient has high blood pressure. They do not have high blood pressure.

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