Overweight and obesity is the fastest-growing epidemic disease in the United States. The latest statistics reveal that over 75% – three of every four of us – are overweight. Being overweight (BMI over 27) has a 50% chance of reducing your life expectancy. Being obese (BMI over 30) has a 100% chance of reducing your life expectancy.
Research shows that even a 10% reduction in body weight can significantly decrease the associated medical conditions that accompany obesity.