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America’s Obesity Epidemic: Identifying The 6 Different Types Of Obesity Will Help Doctors Treat It Better

In an effort to better understand the disease as well as potential treatments, researchers have decided that obesity can be categorized into one of six different labels. They hope that being able to recognize each "type" of obese person would allow doctors to treat them more effectively, and with a more individualized approach.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Even if there might be  six types of obesity, there is one underlying cause:  Over-consumption of calories. That can be traced to inflammation in the hypothalamus.

 

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