john meilahn


Thursday, January 29

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


In the early 1970s, 14 percent of the population was classified as medically obese. Today, obesity rates are two times higher (Centers for Disease Control, 2003).  Americans are fatter than medical science recommends, and weights are still increasing. While other countries have experienced increases in obesity, no other developed country is quite as heavy as the United States. Is it mindless eating, sedentary lifestyles, portion sizes, or something else? Join the discussion on why we’re experiencing an increased incidence of obesity and learn how experienced bariatric surgeon John Meilahn, M.D., has helped more than 2,000 people in our region gain a new lease on life.