Walk down the street or look around your church or office and no one needs to tell you that America has a problem with obesity. If fact, nearly 35% of people in this country are considered obese of morbidly obese.

Yet, even though more than one third of us meet the clinical criteria for obesity, there are still some myths out there about what causes obesity and what benefits can be gotten from losing the weight. Dr. Skliris joined us to help us separate some of the facts from the falsehoods.

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