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41.9%

of adults in the US have obesity

$173 billion

in annual medical costs of obesity

19.7%

of children and adolescents in the US have obesity

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Prevalence of Obesity Among US Adults

*Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2022). 

What Causes Obesity?

  • Unhealthy diet and eating patterns

  • Physical inactivity & sedentary lifestyles

  • Insufficient sleep

  • Social Determinants of Health

    • The conditions in which someone lives, learns, works, and plays may not be adequately supporting health.​

    • Limited access to healthy foods

    • Environmental barriers to activity

  • Genetics​

  • Illnesses

  • Medications

Obesity Increases Risk of:

  • High blood pressure

  • High cholesterol

  • Heart Disease

  • Type 2 Diabetes

  • Breathing problems (asthma and sleep apnea)

  • Joint problems (osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal discomfort)

  • Psychological problems (anxiety, depression, and low self esteem)

  • Higher medical costs

Know Your Weight Status

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