The Urgency to Treat Obesity

ADULT AMERICANS WHO ARE OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE

OVERWEIGHT
134 Million. BMI≥25
OBESE
72.5 Million. BMI≥30
MORBIDLY OBESE
15 Million. BMI≥40 or BMI≥35 with a comorbidity of obesity

More than 1 in 3 adults in the US are obese1

  • 134 million adult Americans are overweight or obese, with the heaviest patient segment having grown at the fastest rate2,3
  • Each decade, the prevalence of obesity in the US has increased by ≈50%4

INCREASING BMI EXPONENTIALLY INCREASES MORTALITY RISK

For morbidly obese adults (BMI ≥40, life expectancy decreases by up to 20 yrs.)

Obesity is a massive health threat, with the risks increasing as BMI increases

  • In the US, obesity ranks second among preventable causes of death4
  • Obesity also puts patients at risk for numerous and serious comorbidities, such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, stroke, coronary heart disease, and several types of cancer5
  • 65% of patients with a BMI ≥30 and <35 kg/m² have at least 1 comorbid condition

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