DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Apr 29, 2014) - Med-Fit Medical Weight Loss Clinic created an infographic about the obesity epidemic in the United States. The infographic shares information about the prevalence of obesity in the country and the potential risks that come with obesity.
The infographic focuses on several aspects of the obesity epidemic:
- The nationwide prevalence of obesity
- Variations in obesity rates among states
- Increased medical costs for obese individuals
- Ethnic distribution of obesity rates
- Diagnosing obesity
- Obesity comorbid conditions
- Treating obesity
The goal is to help encourage people to talk to their doctors about obesity and prepare them for the conversation.
Dr. Angela Tran, founder of Med-Fit, emphasizes the importance of getting treatment for obesity, "As a primary care doctor, I saw how many health conditions were due to obesity or worsened by obesity. People don't understand how much of a lynchpin condition obesity is, and how it can lead to so many other health consequences, like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, and even mood disorders like depression."
Dr. Tran wants people to know that obesity is treatable. "Many people have given up trying to beat obesity. They have tried diets. They have tried exercise. They think nothing will help. What they don't realize is how much of a difference professional support can make. I have seen people in my clinic who thought they could never lose weight but have lost forty pounds, fifty pounds, or more."
The proper goal weight for an individual and realistic weight loss expectations for an individual can only be determined after consultation with a doctor.
Med-Fit is a weight loss clinic dedicated to healthy principles for long-term patient success. This includes an emphasis on diet and exercise under the supervision of a physician and other specialists to ensure weight loss programs are effective, safe, and tailored to the individual needs of patients. It was founded in 2012 by Dr. Angela Tran.