The higher rates of obesity in Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) compared with other groups in the United States can be attributed in large part to systemic racism, according to a new perspective article published in the Journal of Internal Medicine.
Obesity increases the risk for many diseases, especially heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes.
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The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Center at MassGeneral Hospital for Children is an international referral center for the management of pediatric diabetes and endocrine disorders in children and adolescents.
The MassGeneral Hospital for Children Pediatric Nutrition Center of Excellence focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to treat children with nutritional issues, in particular feeding difficulties and overweight or obesity.
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is performed by bariatric surgeons at the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center to reduce the size of the stomach and encourage weight loss in patients who are obese.
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The Weight Loss Surgery Program at Massachusetts General Hospital offers a full spectrum of safe and effective surgical procedures for obesity, weight disorders and metabolic disease.
Obesity has a far-ranging negative effect on health. People who are overweight or obese are at increased risk for developing many different health conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and bone and joint disease.
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