Obesity: A Disease
Episode 1: Clinical Conversations: Obesity and Heart Disease
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is responsible for 1 in every 4 deaths in the United States, making it the leading cause of death for both men and women. Obesity is associated with several diseases that can increase heart disease risk. In this episode, obesity medicine specialist and OMA clinical education executive director, Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM interviews Edwardo Sanchez, MD, MPH, FAAFP, the keynote speaker from Obesity Medicine 2019, about treating obesity as an important key to managing cardiometabolic health. They also discuss effective clinical strategies in partnering with patients with obesity toward better cardiovascular health as well as how rising pediatric obesity may impact the future of heart disease. Dr. Sanchez serves as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Prevention and Chief of the Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation for the American Heart Association (AHA). You can purchase the full recording of Dr. Sanchez’s Keynote presentation on the chronic care model and access more information about Obesity Medicine podcasts and other resources from the clinical leader in Obesity Medicine at www.obesitymedicine.org/podcasts.
Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM
Edwardo Sanchez, MD, MPH, FAAFP