Dr. Russell explains when a woman is considered medically obese.
Traditionally, for a while, there’s been a consensus that a BMI of 30 or greater signifies obesity and so, for approximately the past 20 years or so, BMI of 30 or greater has indicated obesity. So, if we use that as a number, then, from the past, for say 1960 to 2000, the obesity rate in the United States has more than doubled up to about 30% where it stands now.
About Dr. Russell, M.D.:
Dr. George V. Russell, M.D., earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology at Denison University in 1988 and his M.D. at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1992. He subsequently completed his general surgery internship and orthopedic residency at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. He then completed an orthopedic trauma fellowship at the University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Washington. Dr. Russell was formerly Assistant Professor in both the Orthopedic Trauma and Physician Assistant Studies at the University of South Alabama in Mobile before joining our department in October of 2000. He has authored or co-authored many published articles and presents both nationally and internationally on his specialty of orthopedic trauma.