Issue: Winter 2009 Vol. 4 - Issue 4
Scientific Reports
– Jennifer C. Collins, M.A., M.S. and Jon E. Bentz, Ph.D.
Because the psychological aspects of obesity are so important, psychological assessments and interventions have become an integral part of a multidisciplinary approach to treating obesity.
– Joseluis Ibarra, M.D., F.A.C.C.
The most worrisome long-term effect of obesity is the associated increase in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) and its inherent physical consequences.
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– Robert B. Filer, M.D.
Obesity is the most common chronic condition in the United States and its impact on reproduction is significant.
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Obesity 
– Gregory J. Rossini, M.D.
Obesity is the strongest risk factor for the development of obstructive sleep apnea.DIV>
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Obesity and Cancer
– Robert J. Gottlieb, M.D
There is growing evidence that obesity increases both the incidence and the mortality of many malignances.
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Bariatric Surgery—Where Do We Stand?
– Alan M. Brader, M.D.
The management of a patient with extreme obesity is a challenging task where there are no effective non-surgical options for treating the most severe forms of obesity.
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From the Editor’s Desk
A Weighty Issue!
– Lawrence I. Bonchek, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.C.
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Imaging Insights
Problems Imaging the Morbidly Obese
– Leigh S. Shuman, M.D.
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Is There a Right to be Fat?
– Laurie T. Baulig, Esq.
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