Surpassing tobacco use, a reputable study from the Advocate Healthcare News in an article from 2017 proved that obesity is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 36.5% of U.S. adults are obese. Obesity does not discriminate across gender or race. Conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease are also on the rise as a result of the increase in obesity. If you are obese, this does not only affect your overall health, it also hits your wallet as well.
As of 2008, the average medical cost for obese individuals was $1,429 higher than individuals with a normal weight. That’s a month of rent, a mortgage payment, or a plane ticket around the world. Since obesity rates have increased in the past decade, it is safe to say those costs have only increased as well.
This data does not explain why obesity has continued to increase in recent decades, however experts cite poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, and genetics as factors. Public health officials are alarmed that efforts to educate Americans about the risks of a poor diet have not been effective.
As the obesity epidemic in the United States continues to grow, Dr. Jeremy Korman’s mission is to educate those individuals on the benefits weight loss procedures can provide. He has helped thousands of obese individuals achieve long-term weight loss.
To learn more or schedule a consultation with Dr. Korman, contact us here or call the office: 310-577-5540.