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Obesity and Weight Loss Solutions in Brooklyn, New York[edit | edit source]

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Obesity in New York City

Brooklyn, the most populous borough in New York City, is part of Kings County. According to 2012 data, Kings County had a population of 2,565,635, with the following demographic breakdown:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone: 35.7%
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone: 31.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 19.8%
  • Asian alone: 10.4%
  • Two or more races: 1.6%

Obesity Statistics in Brooklyn[edit | edit source]

Obesity is a pressing health issue in Brooklyn. Approximately 59.3% of the adult population is either overweight or obese. Here are some notable statistics:

Indicator County Rate CI # State Rate CI #
% Adults Overweight or Obese (BMI 25+) 59.3 ± 2.8 59.3 ± 2.5
% Adults Participating in Physical Activity 70.4 ± 2.6 76.3 ± 2.2
% Adults Eating Fruits/Vegetables Daily 10.4 ± 1.7 27.1 ± 2.2
% Adults with Diagnosed Diabetes 10.5 ± 1.4 9.0 ± 1.2

Obesity Among Pregnant Women and Children[edit | edit source]

Obesity also affects pregnant women and children in Brooklyn. Here are some relevant statistics:

Indicator 3 Year Total County Rate State Rate
Prepregnancy Overweight Women in WIC 22,315 25.3 26.5
Prepregnancy Obese Women in WIC 17,625 20.0 22.8
Obese Children in WIC (2-4 years) 17,453 12.8 14.5
Children in WIC viewing TV ≤2 hours per day 123,288 81.1 78.5
WIC mothers breastfeeding at 6 months 28,555 53 40.6

Causes of Weight Gain[edit | edit source]

Weight gain in Brooklyn can be attributed to multiple factors:

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  • Eating Disorders: A common issue in weight gain.
  • Sleep Disorders: There's a bidirectional relationship between sleep and weight gain.
  • Nutritional Deficiencies: Particularly vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Learn more
  • Genetic Factors: Genetics can play a role in predisposition to weight gain.
  • Endocrine Factors: Conditions like hypothyroidism can contribute to weight gain.
  • Medication-Induced Weight Gain: Some medications can lead to weight gain.

Weight Loss Solutions[edit | edit source]

W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers of America offer comprehensive weight loss services in Brooklyn:

  • Comprehensive Weight Loss Program: Including diet, exercise, and FDA approved medications.
  • Trained Physicians: Specialists who understand the complexity of weight gain.
  • Insurance Coverage: Most visits are covered by insurances.
  • Affordability: Low out-of-pocket costs for the weight loss program.

For more information or to schedule a consultation for a non-surgical physician weight loss program, visit or call 718-946-5500.

Conclusion[edit | edit source]

Obesity in Brooklyn, New York, is a multifaceted issue affecting a significant portion of adults and children. Understanding its causes and seeking appropriate medical and lifestyle interventions are crucial. W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers offer various services to assist individuals in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, contributing to the broader effort to combat obesity in the region.

Most populous counties[edit source]

These are the ten counties with the largest populations as of 2010.

  1. Kings County (Brooklyn): 2,504,700
  2. Queens County (Queens): 2,230,722
  3. New York County (Manhattan): 1,585,873
  4. Suffolk County: 1,493,350
  5. Bronx County (the Bronx): 1,385,108
  6. Nassau County: 1,339,532
  7. Westchester County: 949,113
  8. Erie County: 919,040
  9. Monroe County: 744,344
  10. Richmond County (Staten Island): 468,730
  11. Rockland County: 311,687

Cities and metropolitan areas[edit source]

The largest city in the state of New York and the most populous city in the United States is New York City, which comprises five counties (boroughs): Bronx, New York (Manhattan), Queens, Kings (Brooklyn), and Richmond (Staten Island). New York City is home to more than two-fifths of the state's population. Albany, the sixth-largest city, is the state capital.

Cities of New York with population and how to lose weight[edit source]

  1. New York City weight loss (population of 19,831,858 in the metro New York area.
  2. Buffalo-Niagara Falls weight loss (population of 1,135,509)
  3. Rochester weight loss (population of 1,054,323)
  4. Albany weight loss (870,716)
  5. Poughkeepsie and the Hudson Valley weight loss (population of 670,301)
  6. Syracuse (662,577)
  7. Utica-Rome weight loss (population of 299,397)
  8. Binghamton weight loss (population of 251,725)
  9. Kingston weight loss (population of 182,493)
  10. Glens Falls weight loss (population of 128,923)

Transform Your Life with W8MD Weight Loss Centers[edit source]

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W8MD offers a physician-supervised weight loss program at various locations including New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Our centers provide expert medical guidance, accept most insurances, and offer telemedicine options for convenience.

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Book Your Appointment[edit source]

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