By 2030 it is estimated that almost half of Americans will be obese if the current rates are not reversed or altered. This information is based off an analytic projection model published in The Lancet.
The analysis projected that there would be 65 million more obese adults in the US by 2030.
The report also projected 13 states to have adult obesity rates greater than 60%. Part of the explanation lies in what is happening to our youth. Obesity was once considered a condition of adult onset. Now the rates of obesity are occurring more frequently in children.
Not only are more people becoming obese but the number of people becoming severely obese (a BMI >40) is growing at the fastest rate. The risk of developing serious medical conditions with severe obesity also becomes much higher.
With the rates of obesity continuing to sky rocket the consequences of mortality and financial impact become more staggering. The projected rates of obesity are expected to produce 8 million more cases of diabetes, 7 million cases of heart disease and stroke, and half a million more cases of cancer. The medical costs associated with the treatment of these conditions and the complications incurred by them is expected to increase by $48 to 66 billion/year.
Every year the country as is becoming sicker. Every year the financial impact of the widespread sickness will be felt more and more.
What’s worse is no meaningful community, state, or national programs have been put in place to effectively combat the epidemic. People know there is a problem; yet no one has offered a solution that is capable of impacting the projected growth of obesity.
The Metabolism Clinic is the first clinic to understand that obesity is a physical manifestation of an abnormal metabolism. It is a symptom. A visible sign that something is wrong.
The Metabolism Clinic is established as the destination for weight loss and reversal of diabetes. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina. www.themetabolismclinic.com