CNN (11/28, Andrew) reported, “Americans weigh more this decade than they did last decade, but fewer adults say they want to lose weight.” A new poll found that “28% of Americans said they weighed 200 pounds or more between 2010 and 2019 – a four-point jump from…2001 to 2009.” Even so, “fewer Americans now consider themselves overweight or obese.”
Newsweek (11/27, Moyler) reported, “The data came from Gallup’s Health and Healthcare survey, which the organization said was conducted in November of each year.” The 2019 survey responses “were collected between November 1 and November 14 from a random selection of 1,015 adults living in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.” These findings “appeared to directly contradict those of a study” recently published in JAMA Network Open. That particular “study, which involved 48,026 people between the ages of 40 and 64, indicated that the number of Americans trying to lose weight was on the rise.
There has NEVER been as many people who are overweight or obsese in the history of mankind as we currently have. The MEDICAL consequences are never considered until they have created problems.
There is a difference between being a “big guy or girl”, and being obese. Unfortunately, most people consider themselves as the first but are really the second. Bexause there are so manynon otherm.j people in the same predicament (including doctors), people brush it off as “normal”. Itnis NOT normal to die 7-10 years earlier than you should. It is also NOT normal to have a higher chance of deadly cancer, heart disease or diabetes.
Obesity is a chronic, costly, deadly disease which robs its victims of quality and length of life. Do the math. If your BMI is over 30, the clock is ticking regardless of your age.
The good news is that Bariatric surgery works. As the weight comes down, the risks return to normal. Its the best “second chance” that most will ever be given. Its up to you. Look it up, you will be glad that you did.
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Dr Bertha and the Team at NJBI