U.S. Obesity Level Rising
Obesity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancer, and type 2 diabetes. This is a serious problem that is only getting worse. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S obesity level in 2010 had risen to 26.1% of our population. Obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater. BMI is calculated from a person’s weight and height and provides a reasonable indicator of body fatness and weight categories that may lead to health problems.
Doctors of chiropractic generally spend more time with patients addressing their overall health and wellness. This is an issue that shouldn’t be overlooked. Are there people in your life that you can help overcome this problem in their lives?
As suggested by Dr. Miner, here are links to BMI Calculators: