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Obesity facts

  • Up to 71% of Americans are insulin resistant leading to weight gain in the belly and upper part of the body.
  • 35 percent of all Americans have metabolic syndrome or prediabetes.
  • The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the United States was $147 billion in 2008 US dollars; the medical cost for people who have obesity was $1,429 higher than those of normal weight.
  • More obesity facts from the Center for Disease Control(CDC).

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