While we all know that being overweight has a negative impact on our health, more and more of us struggle to reach and maintain a healthy weight for our body's frame. It's not always a simple matter of eating less and being more active. Often, obesity can be attributed to a hormonal abnormality that leads to storing energy as fat.
Weight management expert Manuel Torres, M.D., physician lead at Baptist Health Primary Care of Kendall Breeze, shares the medical field's latest understanding of the scientific reasons behind weight gain with host, Jonathan Fialkow, M.D.
Their discussion covers the difference between 'weight loss' and becoming leaner, the impact of genetics, the role of the brain in controlling our weight and the latest information on treatment strategies.