Medical Weight Management Fact 2

Managing weight with the help of a medical professional can be a useful tool in treating
obesity. Weight management can greatly improve overall health and lessen the impact of
the diseases and conditions that can accompany obesity.

Fact 2 – Medical weight management reduces effects of chronic disease

  • Nearly 32% of U.S. adults have hypertension, also known as high blood pressure. Modest weight-loss, as small as 10 pounds, can lower one’s blood pressure.
  • The CDC reports that 9.4% of Americans have diabetes, with an additional 84.1 million people diagnosed with prediabetes. A landmark National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) study found that the progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes is reduced by 59% when lifestyle modifications are made.
  • Sleep apnea may lead to additional chronic diseases including type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Medical weight management can reduce the severity of sleep apnea.
  • Medical weight management can decrease inflammatory markers, which are predictors of chronic disease.

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