Obesity in New York City

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Although New  City is relatively lean compared to some of the other cities in the United States, it still have over half the population being overweight or obese, according to the statistics.

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The obesity epidemic affects the minorities such as the Hispanics and African Americans to a significantly higher degree compared to Caucasians.

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How big is the problem of Obesity in New York City?

Obesity is one of our most important and urgent health problems faced by people in York City –just like the rest of the country. In New York City, 55 percent of adults are overweight or obese.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over the last 30 years, obesity has doubled among American children ages 6 to 11 – from 6.5% to 17% while obesity among 12 to 19-year-olds has more than tripled – from 5 percent to nearly 18 percent. Obesity and being overweight is estimated to cost the U.S. over $180 billion in health care costs each year.
County Statistics for New York City:
In New York City, 55 percent of adults are overweight or obese.
  • BRONX has an obesity and overweight rate of 62.7%
  • KINGS county (Brooklyn) has an obesity and overweight rate of 58.6%
  • Manhattan, New York has an obesity and overweight rate of 42.3 %
  • QUEENS county in New York has an obesity or overweight rate of 57.6%
  • RICHMOND county (Staten Island) has an obesity and overweight rate of 57.7%

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What is Obesity or Overweight

What is Obesity or Overweight?

For adults, a “body mass index” (BMI) of 30 and over in general is considered to be obese although BMI may not be an ideal tool to determine the risk. It is far more important to understand the distribution of the weight, body fat composition etc. to understand the risks associated with Obesity.

Understanding the risks

You could be in nomal BMI range and but can still have metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes or even type 2 diabetes , and other diseases associated with weight such as cholesterol abnormalities. This is especially true if you have weight in the wrong areas such as the belly and upper part of the body.

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BMI is used because of the simplicity and for most people, it tends to correlate with their amount of body fat.

•An adult who has a BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight.
•An adult who has a BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese.
See the following table for an example.

Body body percentage is more important!

It is important to remember that although BMI correlates with the amount of body fat, BMI does not directly measure body fat. As a result, some people, such as athletes, may have a BMI that identifies them as overweight even though they do not have excess body fat.

Waist to hip ratio

Other methods of estimating body fat and body fat distribution include measurements of body composition analysis, skinfold thickness and waist circumference, calculation of waist-to-hip circumference ratios, and techniques such as ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

The ideal waist to hip ratio for women should be 0.8 or lower and for men should be 1 or lower. That means, you should not have a big tummy or upper body weight for reducing the metabolic risks associated with weight.

How can W8MD weight loss in NYC Help?

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Slimming down NYC

If you are a bit overweight or obese and would like to slim down, you are not alone. Globally, more than a billion adults are either overweight or obese, according to the National Institute of Health (NIH).

  • An estimated 22 million children under five are overweight.
  • Obesity and overweight pose a major risk for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and certain forms of cancer.
  • Major contributor for this problem is the insulin resistance caused in part by the increased consumption of energy-dense foods high in sugars that are high in glycemic index,certain unhealthy saturated fats, and reduced physical activity.

In an extensive report on overweight and obesity in America, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that average adult Americans are 25 pounds heavier than they were in 1960.

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What can you do to slim down?

Step 1: Understand where you are using tools such as body mass index and metabolic syndrome meter. Know that your risk is not just   based on the BMI but on the distribution of the weight, blood work, waist measurement, medical history and other factors.
Step 2: Identify the causes for your weight gain such as nutritional, hormonal, sleep, stress, metabolic such as insulin resistance etc.
Step 3: Find a physician that is trained in obesity medicine that can work with your insurance
Step:4: Make an appointment with an Obesity Medicine Physician such as a W8MD Physician
Step 5: In consultation with the weight loss physician, set realistic and practical goals
Step 6: Start an evidence based weight loss program that suits your goals, and needs
Step 7: Identify resources for information and support
Step 8: Continually “check in” with yourself to monitor your progress.

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Lap band surgery versus a medical weight loss – which is better?

Are you a bit overweight or obese and considering your options?

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Consult with a bariatric or obesity medicine physician to see if a non-surgical or medical program might be appropriate for you.

A medical or non-surgical program might be appropriate if you might have a medical reason for weight gain such as insulin resistance, hormonal, nutritional, medication, sleep disorders, or other medical causes of weight gain that can be reversed under careful medical supervision with a medical weight loss physician such as a W8MD Medical Weight Loss Physician in your area!

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  1. Try a non-surgical program for about 3-6 months first
  2. If you have identifiable medical causes for weight loss, work with a weight loss medical doctor to help reverse these
  3. If you have a sleep problem, try correcting these
  4. Also, consult with with a medical bariatrician, psychogolist or psychiatrist that can identify any eating disorders.
  5. If your BMI is under 40, you may need to try the medical weight loss program any way
  6. If you have elevated triglycerides, low good cholesterol, prediabetes, try the medical program under the careful monitorying of a bariatric or obesity medicine physician. If you cannot lose the weight after 3-6 months, and have a body mass index in the severe category, consider lap band, sleep or gastric bypass surgery.
  7. If you have contra-indications for gastric bypass such as cardiovascular disease, fatty liver, or other problems, you would have to do a medical program anyway.
  8. If you have never tried a medical program, given the lower risks and potential long term benefits, you should try a medical weight loss program, preferably one that works with you insurance such as W8MD, before you consider surgical options.

What is lab band surgery for weight loss?

Laparoscopic gastric banding is surgery to help with weight loss where a surgeon places a band around the upper part of your stomach to create a small pouch to hold food. The band limits the amount of food you can eat by making you feel full after eating small amounts of food.

What are the risk of Lap Band Surgery for weight loss?
Weight-loss surgery may increase your risk for gallstones, and can also cause other long term band related complications such as band erosions. While it might be appropriate for some, it is not a “quick fix” for obesity.

What are the risks associated with gastric banding surgery for weight loss:

  • Gastric band erodes through the stomach
  • Gastric band may slip partly out of place
  • Gastritis (inflamed stomach lining), heartburn, or stomach ulcers
  • Infection in the port, which may need antibiotics or surgery
  • Injury to your stomach, intestines, or other organs during surgery
  • Poor nutrition
  • Scarring inside your belly, which could lead to a blockage in your bowel
  • Your surgeon may not be able to reach the access port to tighten or loosen the band
  • Vomiting from eating more than your stomach pouch can hold

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Most insurances accepted for weight loss in New York City, also in PA at King Of Prussia and New York City. Call 1(800)w8md-007 for more information.

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W8MD’s 8 steps to lose to weight in NYC


If you are a bit overweight or obese, and would like to lose weight in New York City, you are not alone. According to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control, up to 70 percent of the population are either overweight or obese.

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Losing weight in NYC – 8 Steps

1. Know where you are starting at by using knowing your exact height, your weight, body mass index, waist and hip circumference and mark them down.

2. Set a realistic goal and plan to lose about 1 to 2 pounds a week as it is safer to lose weight slowly and easier to keep it off.

3. Lack of proper sleep, eating habits and physical habits, and any other factors contributing to your weight gain including insulin resistance, eating disorders, medications, stress etc.

4. If you have belly weight, or upper body weight, it m

ay be a sign of insulin resistance. Lean more on insulin resistance and how it contributes to your weight gain.

5. Identify the calories to take in in order to maintain the weight for which you can use the Daily Calorie Counter available on the main page of W8MD website.

6. In order to lose weight in NYC, you would need to cut down on the calories and burn more calories. In order to lose one pound, you would need to burn or cut down your calories by about 3500. So, if you cut your calories by about 500 calories a day from your basal requirement, you are expected to lose about a pound in a week.Weight loss

7. If you have health insurance, by far the safest way to lose weight in NYC would be to do it under the careful supervision of a weight loss physician that will work with you lose weight safely and effectively using evidence and clinically proven methods.

8. Although calorie counting is easy to say, it is a frustrating process for many and is difficult to stick to. The best evidence for weight loss is for low calorie dies either with or without meal replacement using balanced, protein bars, shakes, smoothies and other weight loss supplements so you know how many calories go in.

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