According to the Centers For Disease Control (CDC):
About 35.9% of all adults in the United States age 20 years and over who are obese
- About another 33.3% are in the overweight category but not obese.
- Combined together, 69.2% of all adults are either overweight or obese!
Obesity in NYC
Who is considered to be overweight?
Do you know whether or not your current weight is healthy? Obese and overweight mean that your weight is greater than it should be for your health as determined by your body mass index (BMI). who are overweight (BMI of 25 to 29.9) and have two or more risk factors, it is recommended that you lose weight.
Risks of being overweight in NYC
BMI, although it can help understand your risk to some degree, it cannot fully help understand the metabolic risk associated with weight as it does not take in to account your distribution of weight.
Here are the factors to consider to understand your risk
Excess weight in the tummy increases health risk.
A score of 3 or More meets the criteria for Metabolic Syndrome!
If you answered yes to three or more of these questions, you have metabolic syndrome. It is a cluster of conditions caused by underlying insulin resistance and can be improved or reversed with proper treatment of the insulin resistance under careful monitoring and treatment of a bariatric physician trained in the metabolic aspects of Obesity.
If you are overweight or obese, or have risk factors for metabolic syndrome even with normal weight, you may want to consider seeing a physician trained in Obesity or Metabolic Medicine such as the W8MD (pronounced Weight MD) physicians.