A Prescription for Weight Loss
–By Amy Kane
Obesity can lead to disease and disability. Losing excess weight can help people become healthier.
“It’s the ultimate preventative medicine,” says Jennifer Warren, MD.
Dr. Warren, founder of Physicians Healthy Weight Clinic in North Hampton and Dover, has been helping patients lose weight and keep it off for 10 years.
Warren switched from family medicine to obesity medicine when she decided to treat the root cause rather than the symptoms of so many preventable diseases. Excess body fat can result in high blood pressure, heart disease, type II diabetes, osteoarthritis, depression, stroke and certain cancers.
She struggled with her own weight after her pregnancies, trying over-the-counter supplements and popular diets. Weight management was hardly taught when she attended Tufts University School of Medicine in the 1990s. “Their advice was: Don’t eat fat if you don’t want to be fat,” she says. (This is no longer good advice.) CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE