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Lose Weight and Lose Disease Linked to Obesity

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Hypertension, sleep apnea, diabetes – these are just some of the types of diseases linked to obesity and being overweight.

The good news about diseases linked to obesity is that these conditions can be relieved or even, in some cases, reversed with lifestyle modification.

Recent evidence suggests that obesity has become a global epidemic and is a major contributor to the development of related conditions including:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis)

There are simple solutions and lifestyle changes you can make to fight obesity and its risk factors, and maintain a healthy weight. In addition, new research suggests that surgical weight loss can reduce or eliminate major health risk factors associated with obesity.

In other words, if you lose weight, you can also lose the conditions related to obesity.

Lose the weight and weight-related conditions

Join Penn Medicine specialists in cardiology, endocrinology, and bariatric surgery at Penn Medicine Valley Forge on Tuesday, January 29th at 7pm for an informative seminar where Penn experts will discuss how your weight and obesity impacts overall health.

You will also learn strategies to lose weight for good, and stay healthy.

Date: Tuesday, January 29

Time: 7 to 8:30 pm 
Location: Penn Medicine Valley Forge, 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard, Berwyn, PA 19312

This event is free, but seating is limited. Call 800-789-7366 (PENN) to reserve your space today.

Read stories about people who’ve lost weight and gained health at Penn

Jackie Savoy lost 150 pounds, got off her hypertension medications and stopped suffering from sleep apnea.

Bruce Sachais lost 115 pounds, but gained more energy because his blood pressure went back to normal and began sleeping better due to improved sleep – without interruptions from sleep apnea.

Lisa Harris lost 160 pounds, is pain-free, and no longer uses a cane to walk or feels like health restrictions keep her from doing the things she loves.

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Learn about bariatric surgery and get the support you need to continue on your weight-loss journey. We offer workouts, recipes and tips from Bariatric Surgery program team members, and stories from patients like you.

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