Dr Oz & Dr Glenn Gaesser: The Doctor Who Says Everything Dr Oz Believes About Weight Loss Is Wrong
Dr. Glenn Gaesser, PhD, the director of the Health Lifestyle Resource Center in Arizona, has authored 2 books on being healthy. Dr. Gaesser believed that there was not an epidemic of obesity in America. He also believed that there were no immediate health risks to being fat and that being overweight had no harmful affect on the heart and your health. Dr. Gaesser felt so strongly about his beliefs he posted a video on youtube rebutting Dr Oz and his methods. According to Dr. Gaesser, it was a myth that being overweight in America today meant you were going to die sooner. Weight was a poor indicator of overall health.
Dr Oz & Dr Gaesser
According to Dr. Gaesser, the major issue was that we’ve viewed weight as a predictor of health, but it is fitness that is more important than being thin when predicting health. Dr. Gaesser told Dr Oz that there had been data published in the 1990s to back up his claims. In fact, Dr. Gaesser used this data to publish his book in 1996.
Dr Oz: Obesity Epidemic
1. According to Dr. Gaesser, obesity is NOT an epidemic, rather it is the obesity crisis that is making Americans obese. Dr. Gaesser stated that body weight has risen from 1980 to 2000. Since that time, for the last 10 years, body weight increase has leveled off. The focus should not be on the weight but on HOW people have gotten so big.