Monday, January 14, 2013

Obesity marches on

I am truly getting more excited about our new diet plans.  

Obesity is or soon will be the number one health issue facing Americans.  My cosmetic surgery practice is in Southwest Florida, where I saw a recent newspaper article.  It was a front page article titled, “Weight problem burgeons in Florida”.  Two non-profit foundations made some predictions about obesity, if Americans continue to gain weight at the rate they have over the past several years.  

ALL 50 states will have obesity rates of 44% or more by 2030!  Florida weighs in – no pun intended – at 58.6% up from 26.6% in 2011!  Wow!  That is downright scary!

As a result of this extra baggage healthcare costs will rise enormously.  Obesity increases risk of Type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease and many cancers are linked to obesity.  Obese people also have sleep apnea and it's myriad of consequences.

Stay tuned to this bog for more information.

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