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Obesity Trends in America: 2000-2018

Posted on July 25, 2019 by Leave a comment

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blog_statesmapStatistics show that America’s obesity epidemic is still deepening on the whole, but how does it break down by individual state? We thought it would be interesting to take a look at how the states compare when it comes to body weight statistics within the last 20 years, and attempt to hypothesize about the statistical disparity between them.

We should point out a couple of important things before getting to the statistics that provide context for why these numbers matter.
First, the clinical definition of obesity is having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or higher. BMI has a directly proportional relationship with increased risk of developing over 59 other chronic diseases, such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and even some forms of cancer. It’s important to know the standard method of measuring and diagnosing obesity so you can personally understand where you fit into the big picture.

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The Link between Diabetes and Obesity

Posted on November 26, 2018 by 2 Comments

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blog_diabetespodcastThe number of Americans living with diabetes is rising. In 2010, 25.8 million Americans, or 8.3 percent of the population had diabetes. In 2015, that number rose to 30.3 million, making up 9.4 percent of the population, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Sounding the Alarm: Obesity Impacts Life Expectancy in the US

Posted on October 24, 2018 by Leave a comment

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blog_soundalarmSince the World Health Organization was founded in 1948, it has been measuring and predicting and the life expectancy of people in almost every country across the globe. Over the years, the conditions for life expectancy have evolved from focusing solely on predicted birthrates and infant mortality to include ongoing wars, healthcare systems, and the prevalence of chronic conditions.

We have some alarming news for you, America. Our life expectancy ranking is tanking.

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Breast Cancer And Obesity

Posted on October 17, 2018 by Leave a comment

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Break out your pink ribbons! It’s October, which means it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We’ve seen great progress in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease in the past 30 years, leading to a significant increase in survival rates. However, we all know there is still a long way to go before we can breathe a collective sigh of relief that breast cancer is a thing of the past.

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Break the Yo-Yo Diet Cycle for Good

Posted on October 10, 2018 by 5 Comments

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blog_yoyodietsIf you are someone who has lost weight, regained it, and lost it again, just to regain it again numerous times, here’s some good news: No matter how many times it’s happened, you can break the yo-yo diet cycle!

How? Perhaps the most important step is to stop looking at weight loss as a destination and start thinking of it as a lifelong effort.

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How Much Does Obesity Really Cost You?

Posted on October 3, 2018 by Leave a comment

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blog_investyourselfMost articles about obesity rightfully focus on its physical and emotional aspects, but often overlook the very real impact it has on personal finances. If costs are addressed at all, it’s mainly in terms of total numbers across large segments of the population. Policymakers and corporate enterprises need to keep track of these statistics for planning and management purposes, but if you are struggling with your weight, have you taken a closer look at what obesity might be costing you?

Some costs are to be expected, but others may surprise you.

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