Understanding Obesity: From Stigma to Solutions

In the United States, nearly 75% of adults are either overweight or obese. Despite its commonness, many patients who are overweight or obese feel stigmatized and helpless. Dr. Kim discusses how we can move beyond stigma to solutions and reviews novel therapies for obesity, including medications for weight loss. Want to know more? Ask Us. Our medical librarians are here to help you find reliable information to answer your health-related questions. We use a variety of the most current, scientifically based resources to answer your specific questions and will send you a research packet tailored to you. This is a free service open to everyone. https://healthlibrary.stanford.edu/research-services.html Take 5 minutes for yourself. Check out Stanford Health Library's free mindfulness and meditation resources including guided meditations to help ease pain, aid in healthful sleep, promote successful surgery, and more: https://healthlibrary.stanford.edu/books-resources/mindfulness-meditation.html Speaker: Sun Kim, MD, MS, is a board-certified endocrinologist who specializes in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and obesity. She is particularly devoted to helping individuals change their lifestyles and achieve sustained improvements in their health. Dr. Kim conducts research to better understand risk factors for diabetes and to develop better treatments for diabetes. She also works closely with the reproductive endocrinology group to help women improve their health, lose weight, and maximize their chances for a successful pregnancy.

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