Obesity's Death TollLast month we learned that obesity’s death toll is much higher than the original estimates. Previous estimates were that the death toll due to obesity was 5%. New information is now showing it’s more like 18% of related deaths in U.S. adults aged 40 and up. How sad it is that most of these deaths are due to life style choices and most are preventable. If you are overweight or obese and are ready to take responsibility for your health care and lose weight, hypnosis weight loss with Slender For Life™ can help save your life. We must have healthcare reform in the U.S.. We simply cannot afford to continue with the expense of treating the unnecessary and preventable diseases caused by fat, salt, sugar and inactivity. Call or email me and discover  what weight loss hypnosis can do for you.

Obesity’s Death Toll
May Be Much Higher Than Thought

HealthDay News, August 15, 2013:  Researchers have vastly underestimated the number of deaths caused by obesity in the United States, a new report reveals.

Obesity accounts for 18 percent of deaths among black and white Americans between the ages of 40 and 85, according to a study published online Aug. 15 in the American Journal of Public Health. Previous estimates had placed obesity-related deaths at only 5 percent of all U.S. mortalities.

“This was more than a tripling of the previous estimate,” said study author Ryan Masters, who conducted the research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, in New York City. “Obesity has dramatically worse health consequences than some recent reports have led us to believe.”

Earlier estimates erred by overlooking generational differences in the way the obesity epidemic has affected Americans, Masters said.

Because younger generations have been exposed longer to risk factors for obesity, they are at even greater risk of becoming overweight or obese and suffering all the health problems that accompany the extra pounds, the researchers warned.

“A 5-year-old growing up today is living in an environment where obesity is much more the norm than was the case for a 5-year-old a generation or two ago. Drink sizes are bigger, clothes are bigger and greater numbers of a child’s peers are obese,” study co-author Bruce Link, a professor of epidemiology and sociomedical sciences at Columbia, said in a statement. “And once someone is obese, it is very difficult to undo. So, it stands to reason that we won’t see the worst of the epidemic until the current generation of children grows old.”

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Being fat and sick is a choice that can be changed. It really doesn’t have to be that way. American is going bankrupt in part due to preventable and reversible diseases caused by obesity. We can change this. We can no longer put off healthcare reform – it must happen now. Each of us must take responsibility for our own healthcare and stop eating the food that makes you fat and sick. Hypnosis for weight loss can help you to lose weight, achieve your healthy ideal weight and have weight loss success throughout your life.  Call or email me and find out how weight loss hypnosis can make positive changes in your life. You can eat in ways that promote your health more every day.

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