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Obesity & COVID-19: A Dangerous Combination

Posted on March 3, 2021 by Leave a comment

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thumbnail_COVID-19-BLOG-1While the country continues to navigate the uncertainty of operating during the COVID-19 pandemic, recent evidence points to a distressing yet sadly unsurprising fact. Obesity, and especially morbid obesity, is linked to higher mortality and severe symptoms due to COVID-19 when compared to healthy weight patients.

While there’s encouraging news about the widespread availability of the COVID-19 vaccines, we won’t be out of the woods for a while. We should also view the pandemic as a wake-up call to the dangers of obesity to our general health.

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5 Ways to Make a Weight Resolution That Sticks

Posted on December 16, 2020 by Leave a comment

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resolutionsEvery year it seems losing weight is right at the top of the list of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions. But sadly, by February most of these people will have given up on their goal and reverted to their old ways, only to resolve the following year to lose the weight once again.

This year, we’d like to suggest you make keeping off any weight you lose in 2021 your resolution. We like that resolution better than to lose weight because losing the weight is only part of the battle keeping the weight off is really the way to make the resolution mean something.

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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 Leave a comment

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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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