The Obesity Epidemic….you are not alone

The United States is currently the heaviest nation in the world. The health consequences of this are enormous. The diseases associated with weight gain and obesity are well known and include the following:

• Heart disease
• Diabetes type 2
• Osteoarthritis
• High blood pressure
• Gallbladder disease
• Breast cancer
• Endometrial cancer
• Colon cancer

The risk of the following conditions is greater as weight increases:
• Respiratory problems
• Sleep apnea
• Depression
• Infertility
• Stress incontinence
• Cancers of the uterus, breast, prostate, and colon

When you decrease your excess weight there will be a significant improvement to your health. You will not only look better but feel better too. This is everyone’s goal.
Adult Obesity in the United States
68% of Americans (over 160 million people) are overweight or obese, and the numbers continue to increase. Economic conditions in the United States result in less expensive/more fattening foods being consumed. Fast food, canned and preserved foods, those which are high in fructose corn syrup are typically less expensive than the healthier, fresh alternative.