Oprah Talks Obesity and Weight-Loss Drugs in a New Special

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Last year, Oprah sat down with Oprah Daily Insiders and a panel of experts for a groundbreaking conversation about weight, obesity, and the new weight-loss drugs. “I don’t know that there is another public person whose weight struggles have been exploited as much as mine,” she said at the time. The conversation opened Oprah Daily’s The State of Weight curriculum, a package that explored obesity as a medical disease, different forms of obesity therapy, and more.

Now Oprah is continuing the weight conversation in a new special. In An Oprah Special: Shame, Blame and the Weight Loss Revolution, Oprah spoke with various experts, including Cleveland Clinic’s W. Scott Butsch, MD; ABC News chief medical correspondent Jennifer Ashton, MD; ABC News medical correspondent Darien Sutton, MD; and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Amanda Velazquez, MD. Oprah also talked with patients who have tried weight-loss medications like Ozempic and Mounjaro.

“It is a very personal topic for me and for the hundreds of millions of people impacted around the globe who have for years struggled with weight and obesity,” Oprah says about the special. “[It] will bring together medical experts, leaders in the space, and people in the day-to-day struggle to talk about health equity and obesity with the intention to ultimately release the shame, judgment, and stigma surrounding weight.”

One of the people Oprah talks with in the special is Amy Kane, a woman who has experienced significant weight loss. Below, watch an exclusive preview of Kane’s conversation with Oprah. She explains how her experience in the world is different now that she’s in a smaller body, particularly in the way other people treat her—and how they treat her children.

You can watch the full special on Hulu here. And don’t forget to revisit Oprah’s The State of Weight conversation on Oprah Daily here.

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