Courtesy Michael L. Diamond of the Asbury Park Press
Obesity isn't a problem of self-control, but a disease that should be treated with the seriousness that doctors approach cancer, diabetes and heart disease, a local surgeon says.
It also holds the key to lowering the skyrocketing cost of health care and making workers more productive, he said.
"If you were to tackle obesity and control that, you would have a good handle on the associated diseases," Dr. Seun Sowemimo, a bariatric surgeon, said during an interview this week in his office. "I don't think we've started to really bite into things that will significantly change the cost of the obesity epidemic we're in."
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