Weight-Loss Medications: Clarifying Misconceptions

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For decades, public health experts have warned us about the negative consequences of the obesity epidemic. However, the numbers continue to rise with no signs of slowing down, with an estimated 70 percent of adults over the age of 20 being either overweight or obese.

“While there’s no magic pill that cures obesity, medications have been developed that can positively impact one’s weight,” says Baptist HealthTalk host, Jonathan Fialkow, M.D. Dr. Fialkows guest, Adedapo Iluyomade, M.D., preventive cardiologist at the Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, clears up the misconceptions about weight-loss medications.

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