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Loyola Experts to Discuss America's Obesity Epidemic at Wheaton's Studio Movie Grill

WHAT:  Dr. Michael Gill, medical director of the Loyola Center for Health at Wheaton, and other Loyola University Health System medical experts will be available to answer questions concerning America’s obesity epidemic after a free screening of the HBO movie “The Weight of the Nation”.

The film takes a serious look at an epidemic that is slowly killing Americans. It examines the scope of the obesity epidemic and explores the serious health consequences of being overweight or obese.

“This is a very serious issue. The rates of heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, sleep apnea and even certain types of cancers start to rise dramatically in relationship to obesity. And it’s affecting multiple generations,” Gill said.

Loyola University Health System and Studio Movie Grill Wheaton have partnered to offer a special monthly film series. On the first Thursday of each month Studio Movie Grill will have a free screening of a movie with a health topic. Loyola University Health System will provide a panel of experts to answer questions following the film.

WHEN:  6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1

WHERE:  Studio Movie Grill Wheaton, 301 Rice Lake Square, Wheaton, Ill.

MEDIA:  For media inquiries, please contact Evie Polsley at epolsley@lumc.edu or call (708) 216-5313.

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. The medical center campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. The heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as the LUC Stritch School of Medicine, the LUC Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

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