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The obesity rate in the United States of America keeps climbing. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) stated that 39.8% of all adults in the US were obese as of 2016. When we look around in public with specific attention to obesity, we can swiftly realize that obesity is everywhere. It affects every age, both genders, and all ethnicity. It affects adults as well as children. It affects everyone. As 2019 continues, it is safe to assume that more than 40% of adults in this country are now obese. In fact, if we are not vigilant about obesity, we can be lulled into complacency and think that obesity is acceptable. “Everyone’s doing it!” We may start to think that it is ok.  With the latest findings about obesity and associated diseases…

It is not ok.

The latest facts about the diseases and death rates that are associated with obesity should be a wakeup call to everyone who is being lulled into that complacency. The following observations from a study involving 2.8 million patients were discussed in the European Congress on Obesity (ECO) this month.

Heart Failure

– Individuals with Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30-35 were 70% higher risk of developing heart failure than those with healthy BMI.

– Even those who are “overweight” with BMI of 25-30 had 20% higher risk.

– Those with BMI 35-40 were at 200% higher risk and those with BMI 40-45 had 400% higher risk.

Diabetes

– Even the “overweight” with BMI 25-30 had increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

– Those with BMI of 30-35 had 500% chance compared to those with healthy BMI (18-25).

– Those with BMI 35-40 had 900% chance compared to healthy BMI.

– Those BMI 40-45 had 1200% chance compared to healthy BMI.

Sleep Apnea

– “overweight” individuals with BMI 25-30 were 200% of developing sleep apnea compared to people with healthy BMI.

– Those with BMI 30-35 had 600% higher chance; while those with BMI 35-40 had 1200% higher chance.

– Finally, those with BMI 40-45 had 2200% higher chance.

Death

– Patient with BMI 40-45 had 50% higher risk of dying prematurely from any cause compared to healthy BMI.

Other latest findings about obesity

– Those with obesity had a significantly higher risk of high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, abnormal level of cholesterol, asthma, and arthritis.

Obviously, the bad news about obesity are in the above-mentioned numbers. Yes, being obese and even overweight can saddle you with serious chronic medical conditions and even early death. The good news is that there is a way out. You can dramatically change the course of your health by having weight loss surgery. You do not have to look at those numbers and “accept fate.” Take control today and find out more about weight loss surgery with us, Roller Weight Loss and Advanced Surgery.