Blog - Archive: March 2016
Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, M.D., March 16, 2016
Obesity is a major problem in many countries, which increases the risk of obese people suffering from other dangerous medical conditions in their life. According to the statistics shared by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one third of the United States population is obese. This makes it around 34.9% or an estimated 78.6 million people in the country who are at a high risk of suffering from chronic heart conditions, diabetes and even a stroke.
As per the statistical evidence collected by the CDC, the annual medical cost of obesity in the country was calculated to be around $147 billion in 2008. The overall medical cost incurred by the obese people was estimated to be around $1,429 higher than the amount spent on the medical treatment of normal people. Continue reading…