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Dr. Daniel H. Bessesen: The Biology of Obesity

Dr. Daniel H. Bessesen: The Biology of Obesity

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Dr. Bessesen is a Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, School of Medicine; Associate Director, Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the University of Colorado.
Dr. Bessesen is a Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, School of Medicine; Associate Director, Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the University of Colorado.

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The Biology of Obesity
Dan Bessesen, MD Professor of Medicine University of Colorado, School of Medicine Chief of Endocrinology Denver Health Medical Center daniel.bessesen@ucdenver.edu
 
Two old friends come to clinic
 At age 20 AJ was
5’6” and weighed
145 lb
 At age 60 he weighs 205 lb (BMI=33)
He now has diabetes, hypertension and arthritis.
 At age 20 GB was
5’6” and weighed
145 lb
 At age 60 he weighs 150 lb (BMI=24)
His health is currently good.
 
Two old friends come to clinic
AJ works a desk  job”, eats out
frequently, gets no regular exercise, gets 5-6 hrs sleep/night
GB works a construction job,
wife cooks “healthy”
and he hikes and skis on weekends.

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