Statistics on Obesity
If you have a BMI of 30 or more, you are considered obese.
Obesity has been shown to put you at increase risk for many serious diseases and health conditions*, such as:
- High blood pressure
- High levels of triglycerides
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart disease and stroke
- Sleep apnea and breathing problems
- Low quality of life
- Mental illness such as clinical depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders
Studies have shown that 95% of obese people who lose weight with a rigorous weight loss program will regain the weight (or more) within 2 to 5 years
Life expectancy decreases as BMI increases.
In 2010 34% of U.S. adults, over 1/3 of the population were obese. Obesity is fast approaching tobacco as the top underlying preventable cause of death in the United States.
A severely obese person is nine times more likely to die from an obesity-related disease than from surgery.