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Symposium focuses on consideration of obesity as a disease state

October 29, 2014

BOSTON — In this video, Caroline M. Apovian, MD, professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and director of the Nutrition and Weight Management Research Center at Boston Medical Center, outlines a symposium at the Cardiometabolic Health Congress on the pathophysiology and treatment of obesity.

The session included presentations on the role of inflammation, therapeutic options, and the link between weight gain and use of certain medications, such as insulin, beta-blockers, antihistamines and steroids.

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Symposium focuses on consideration of obesity as a disease state

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