Beyond the Scale : Re-thinking Our Approach to Obesity Medicine with Dr Sean Wharton, MD, FRCPC

Beyond the Scale : Re-thinking Our Approach to Obesity Medicine with Dr Sean Wharton, MD, FRCPC
6 de mar. de 2024 · 55m 39s

Welcome, listeners, to another intriguing episode of DITCH THE LAB COAT. I'm your host, Dr. Mark, and today we've got a particularly compelling show that delves deep into the complexities...

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Welcome, listeners, to another intriguing episode of DITCH THE LAB COAT. I'm your host, Dr. Mark, and today we've got a particularly compelling show that delves deep into the complexities of obesity medicine. In episode four, we're honored to have obesity and type two diabetes expert, Dr. Sean Wharton, join us to unravel the mysteries of this fascinating and often misunderstood field. Dr. Sean Wharton, Specialist in General Internal Medicine will shed light on how obesity, a disease mired in stigma and misconception, impacts much more than one's physical appearance—it intertwines with psychological states and numerous other medical conditions ranging from cognitive disorders to cardiovascular diseases.Prepare to challenge what you thought you knew about weight management as we discuss the genetic components of obesity, the effectiveness of medications, and the societal perceptions that shape our response to this modern epidemic. This isn't just about the numbers on a scale; it's about understanding the human element behind the struggle with weight, the unseen battles with societal expectations, and the cutting-edge medical interventions that are reshaping lives.Now, let's strip away the stereotypes and biases as Dr. Sean Wharton guides us through the medical and psychological impacts of obesity, the latest research on genetic predispositions, and the innovative treatments leading the charge against this chronic condition. Are you ready to ditch the lab coat and dive into the heart of the matter? Let's get started.00:00 General internist explaining role as non-surgical doctor.
04:57 Listen to people with obesity, avoid defining.
06:21 Obesity's medical and psychological impacts on health.
10:33 Obesity connected to health issues, including diabetes.
13:26 Smoking and cancer risk linked to environment.
17:01 Genetic predisposition to preserve fat in modern society.
21:01 Understanding thinness: a genetic puzzle unsolved.
26:16 David Allison criticized calorie signboards, lost job.
28:55 Obesity driven by genetic desire for calories.
30:53 Compassion and understanding key in treating genetics.
35:26 Redundant system for weight regain hormonal response.
38:17 Developing super pill with glp one mixture.
40:40 Medications may increase risk of pancreatic cancer.
45:36 Access to medical treatment affects obesity in Canada.
49:50 Parenting challenges, obesity, and societal attitudes addressed.
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