Is Obesity a Medical Condition?
Yes, and it is now considered an epidemic. The statistics are startling. Obesity is fast becoming our nations’ leading cause of preventable death, claiming nearly 300,000 lives each year! Over 60% of the adult population is overweight. Excessive body weight leads to an increased risk of cancers, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, depression, sleep apnea, gall bladder disease, stroke, osteoarthritis (wearing away of the joints), gout, and multiple other medical complications. The more overweight you are, the more likely you are to have health problems. The good news is that even a moderate weight loss can help to improve your health and well being. Physicians are finally being called upon by national medical leaders to aggressively treat obesity and excessive weight.
“Through our busy lives we tend to forget about what means the most; taking care of ourselves and our health.” Joe V. 40 lbs.