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You’ve Got Obesity All Wrong: Zafgen CEO

Tom Hughes wants to change the way you think about obesity. As the chief executive officer of Zafgen, a company developing a weight-loss medicine that went public in June, he has reason to. But he argues the evidence just doesn't stack up to support the idea that diet and exercise can effectively reverse obesity.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The problem with obesity is the inflammation it generates. Reduce that inflammation, and you can live with the excess body weight. That’s why a significant percentage of obese individuals are “metabolically healthy obese”.

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