Infographic: The Obesity Crisis

Monday, January 7th, 2013
This post was written by Patricia Donovan

It is well documented that obesity is a contributor to a number of chronic conditions, including heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. As illustrated in this infographic from Cascade Healthcare Solutions, recent studies have also determined that being overweight or obese during middle age may increase individuals’ risk of certain dementias. Other data indicate that a startling amount of overweight as well as normal weight women inaccurately perceive their body weight, impacting their weight related behaviors.

From 5 to 10 percent of U.S. healthcare costs are direct medical costs of individuals being overweight or obese.

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