Weight Management Program
Obesity affects approximately 70 million Americans. It is a complex metabolic disease that occurs as a result of both our genetic make-up and environmental forces. In simple terms, obesity arises from the consumption of too many calories relative to the amount of energy expended.
As a person's Body Mass Index (BMI) rises above 25, so does the risk of diseases, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers. Determine your BMI with this chart [PDF].
The Weight Management Program at the University of Michigan was created to identify strategies that will result in long-term weight management for obese individuals, utilizing the latest research and clinical strategies. We are dedicated to educating, motivating, and empowering individuals to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Please note: This is a clinical and research program with restricted admittance. Patients must meet certain eligibility criteria. In order to schedule your first appointment, please take the quiz found under "Overview of the Program." Please record the confirmation number that you receive after you have passed the self-assessment quiz, and provide this to the appointment scheduler to prove that you reviewed the orientation information and passed the quiz. To inquire further, contact the Clinic Director, Dr. Amy Rothberg, at firstname.lastname@example.org.