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Three UC medical experts cited in U.S. News & World Report's obesity guide

As of 2015-16, about 40% of adults nationally and more than 18% of children nationwide were considered obese, says the report.

A new feature in U.S. News and World Report, “A Patient's Guide to Obesity,” features three University of Cincinnati College of Medicine experts who specialize in obesity and diabetes. The article looks at the obesity epidemic in the United States and how it’s affecting the health of tens of millions of people and shows no signs of easing up.

The UC experts cited are:

  • Shailendra Patel, MD, professor of medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine and director of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. Patel is a clinician at UC Health.
  • Stephen Benoit, PhD, an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience who practices at the UC Health Weight Loss Center in West Chester, Ohio.
  • Lisa West-Smith, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience and Department of Surgery. West-Smith is also director of Behavioral Health Services at the UC Health Weight Loss Center in West Chester, Ohio.