NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — According to the CDC, about 42% of Americans are overweight. Obesity is a common, serious disease that can be prevented and treated.

Dr. Darren Tishler, chief of bariatrics at Hartford Hospital, joined Ann Nyberg on News 8 at Noon to explain how severe obesity can be for one’s health.

Plus, what does multimodal obesity management mean when treating obesity, and why does long-term weight management require more than just medications?

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