Weight Loss Matters

Obesity in America

Obesity and being overweight are very real and prevalent health issues in the United States. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, overweight and obesity conditions affect an estimated 97 million Americans and are the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States. 1

The 2005-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) indicates that an estimated 32.7 percent of U.S. adults 20 years and older are overweight, 34.3 percent are obese and 5.9 percent are extremely obese. 2

The number of extremely obese has grown to almost seven times 1970 levels, and trends in the past four decades show significant overall growth in obesity. The health consequences from our increased weight are serious and impacting a large percentage of our population.

Health Consequences

The Center for Disease Control states that as weight increases to reach the levels referred to as “overweight” and “obesity,” the risks for the following conditions also increases: 3

Benefits of Weight Loss

  1. Coronary heart disease
  2. Type 2 diabetes
  3. Cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon)
  4. Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  5. Dyslipidemia (for example, high total cholesterol or high levels of triglycerides)
  6. Stroke
  7. Liver and Gallbladder disease
  8. Sleep apnea and respiratory problems
  9. Osteoarthritis (a degeneration of cartilage and its underlying bone within a joint)
  10. Gynecological problems (abnormal menses, infertility)

The benefits of weight loss for overweight and obese individuals cannot be overstated. Many health issues of our day are related to being overweight. The potential benefits can impact overall health, quality of life, and life expectancy.

Consider the following

  1. Weight loss may improve survival in those who have an obesity-related disease, especially type 2 diabetes. 4
  2. A modest weight loss of 4.4lb to 9.7lb resulted in a significant lowering of blood pressure in one study. 5
  3. People with asthma who lost an average of 31.3lb over 1 year showed improved lung function and overall health, and with weight loss, the number of severe asthma episodes (exacerbations) and oral corticosteroid courses were reduced. 6
  4. People with type 2 diabetes who lost weight had lower blood sugar levels and were able to use less medicine to lower their blood sugar levels. 4
  5. Sustained weight loss prevented new cases of type 2 diabetes in people who were obese. 4
  6. People with obstructive sleep apnea who lost as little as 10% of their weight improved their sleep patterns and had less daytime sleepiness. 4
  7. For each pound of body weight lost, there is a 4-pound reduction in knee joint stress among overweight and obese people with osteoarthritis of the knee. 7
  8. Weight loss may not only help control diseases worsened by obesity, it may also help decrease the likelihood of developing these diseases. 1

Get Started Now

Skinny Up!™ is your solution to lose weight fast.  Our doctor-supervised Skinny Up!™ weight loss program can help you lose the weight you need to reach your healthy weight.  It is not uncommon to lose about a pound a day, and we’ll give you everything you need to be successful.

Sources

  1. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/ob_gdlns.htm
  2. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/overweight/overweight_adult.htm
  3. http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/causes/health.html
  4. American Gastroenterological Association (2002). AGA technical review on obesity. Gastroenterology, 123(3): 882-932. [Erratum in Gastroenterology, 123(5): 1752.
  5. Stevens VJ, et al. (2001). Long-term weight loss and changes in blood pressure: Results of the trials of hypertension prevention, phase II. Annals of Internal Medicine 134(1): 1-11.
  6. Stenius-Aarniala B, et al. (2000). Immediate and long-term effects of weight reduction in obese people with asthma: Randomised controlled study. BMJ, 320(7238): 827-832.
  7. http://www.webmd.com/osteoarthritis/news/20050629/small-weight-loss-takes-pressure-off-knee

Health Articles

Foot Drop and Foot Numbness Resolved Under Chiropractic - A Case Study
Foot Drop and Foot Numbness Resolved Under Chiropractic - A Case Study
A case study was published on February 11, 2019, in the Journal of Contemporary Chiropractic that highlighted the case of a man suffering with foot drop and foot numbness being helped by chiropractic. Foot drop happens when a person is unable to lift the top of their foot upward causing it to drop down . . .
Read More
Neck Pain, Headaches and Vertigo Helped with Chiropractic
Neck Pain, Headaches and Vertigo Helped with Chiropractic
On September 23, 2019, the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research published the results of a case study showing chiropractic helping a patient with neck pain, headaches, vertigo, and abnormal posture. Neck pain is one of the leading causes of disability in the general population. . . .
Read More
Efficacy of Chiropractic Care for Back Pain: A Clinical Summary
Efficacy of Chiropractic Care for Back Pain: A Clinical Summary
An article with the above title was published in the March 2019 issue of Practical Pain Management. The article gave an updated overview on low back pain management and was written by researchers who had been involved in previous studies on lower back pain and chiropractic. . . .
Read More
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Colic Helped with Chiropractic
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Colic Helped with Chiropractic
The Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research published a case study on July 15, 2019, reporting on the care of an infant who was suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) with colic who was helped by chiropractic care. . . .
Read More

Office Hours


 Office Hours

Monday  10am - 1pm | 3pm - 7pm

Tuesday  10-1   3-6

Wednesday  10am - 1pm | 3pm - 7pm

Thursday  10-1   3-7

Friday  10pm - 1pm | 3pm - 6pm 

Saturday  9-1


 

 

 
 

Newsletter Signup