Episode 68: Clinical Conversations: Top 10 Obesity Myths

Published Date: September 8, 2022

In this episode, Obesity Medicine Specialist and OMA Clinical Education Director Dr. Nicholas Pennings joins NP Obesity Treatment Center owner Dr. Angela Golden to debunk common myths surrounding obesity and discuss effective strategies for supporting patients with obesity.

Today’s topics include the misconception of obesity as being a “condition of will power” as opposed to a chronic, progressive, relapsing and treatable disease; the importance of ongoing clinician education concerning obesity; how obesity impacts the cancer rate; tips for helping patients re-frame their internal biases; as well as productive goal-setting for lasting results and the necessity of food planning and preparation.

You can access more information about Obesity Medicine podcasts and other resources from the clinical leader in Obesity Medicine at www.obesitymedicine.org/podcasts.

Episode Guest

Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM

Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP

Resources Mentioned

2022 Spring Obesity Summit


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