Out-of-shape system: Today's health care industry treats effects of obesity without addressing root causes

Posted on January 19th, 2012 by

 The low point for Chuck Dumas was in 2003. He was sitting in an office at the famed Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, preparing for surgery on his knee because of arthritis…His excess weight left him drained…But arthritis? The Mayo Clinic doctor shook his head. "You don't have that," Dumas said the doctor told him…After years of going from doctor to doctor and taking pill after pill to treat his various ailments, he was tired of never fully dealing with the root cause of his problems. He was fat.

Lancing State Journal (Mich.), by Louise Ahern, 12/2011

Tags: Mayo Clinic Rochester, Weight

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