Listen Here:


In America, roughly 50% of all African Americans are obese, and 30% of all Caucasians are obese. Losing weight is hard, and bariatric surgery is now recognized as a sucessful treatment to lose weight and prevent serious complications of obesity like high blood pressure and diabetes.  Yet according to a recent study, more Whites than African Americans take advantage of this weight loss option, citing lack of insurance and cultural differences as possible reasons why.  On the next Another View on Health we'll discuss the pros and cons of bariatric surgery with David Salzberg, M.D, Director of Riverside Weight Loss Center. Join host Barbara Hamm Lee, along with co-host cardiologist Dr. Keith Newby for Another View on Health, Friday June 26 at NOON on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live on this blog!