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Obesity Facts

Obesity is a chronic disease that can lead to serious health complications. More than one third of adults in America are obese. A person is defined as obese when they weigh in excess of 75 pounds over their healthy weight. Morbid obesity is characterized by having a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher. Symptoms of obesity appear gradually, but can be life threatening. Here are some of the co-morbidities, or obesity related diseases, that can develop.

  • Higher risk of cancers, including breast, colon, kidney and pancreatic cancer
  • High blood pressure and hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Sleep apnea
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Difficulty with normal physical activity
  • Mental illness
  • Stroke

Additionally, studies show that patients with obesity spend an average of $1,429 more on healthcare costs than non-obese patients. Patients who overcome obesity are often able to reverse many of the co-morbidities and they report an overall improvement in quality of life.

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Your BMI:

BMI < 20
BMI 20 - 24.9
healthy weight
BMI 25 - 29.9
BMI 30 - 34.9
BMI 35 - 39.9
severe obesity
BMI 40 - 49.9
morbid obesity
BMI > 50
super morbid obesity