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.
Overweight and obesity is a very complex medical disease. Very often, unrecognized or undiagnosed medical conditions are associated with weight gain. These conditions may prevent weight loss or worse or be harmful to you if not recognized and treated. A medical weight loss specialist can test for these metabolic conditions, and subsequently treat them.
Research shows that even a 10% reduction in body weight can significantly decrease the associated medical conditions that accompany obesity.