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Obesity

Obesity is common and a serious medical problem that can lead to over 50 different other medical problems such as diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, metabolic syndrome, and many others. In this article, we will look at the strategies and techniques for tackling this epidemic.

Obesity in numbers

According to the data available from the CDC, obesity rate in adults in the United States is a staggering 39.8% or almost 40%. Another third of the population are in the overweight category taking the combined obese and overweight proportion of the population to about 70% of all adults.

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If you are overweight or obese, and need help losing weight, W8MD can help. Accepting most insurances, with an evidence based practice, with many locations in the US with physicians and staff experienced and well trained, W8MD has helped thousands of patients lose weight and is ready to help you. W8MD’s insurance physician weight loss program offers FDA appetite suppressants or diet pills such as PHENTERMINE, also see review of Phentermine, (ADIPEX), QSYMIA, review of Qsymia, BELVIQ, SAXENDA, TENUATE(DIETHYLPROPION), BONTRIL (PHENDIMETRAZINE) etc. We also offer optional and delicious VLCD meal replacements for fast weight loss results. In addition to weight loss, VLDC diet programs, W8MD offers state of the art Sleep Medicine,  IV Therapy, and Medical Aesthetics / Spa services. Book Appointments or call (800)W8MD-007. Read success stories...

Cost of Obesity

The direct cost of obesity in the US is $147 billion in 2008 US dollars; the medical cost for people who have obesity was $1,429 higher than those of normal weight. However, the indirect costs are much higher. According to a study from George Washington University, the overall cost of obesity, including the value of years lost to premature death, at $8,365 a year for obese women and $6,518 a year for obese men.

Childhood obesity

Childhood obesity is a serious problem in the United States

Obesity rates in children and adolescents aged 2-19 years

  • Overall obesity rate 18.5%
  • 2-5 year olds: 13.9%
  • 6-11 year olds: 18.4%
  • 12-29 year olds: 20.6%

Racial distribution of childhood obesity

  • Obesity rate in children of Hispanics is 25.8%
  • Obesity rate in children of non-Hispanic blacks is 22.0%
  • Obesity rate in non-Hispanic whites is 14.1%.
  • Non-Hispanic Asian kids had an obesity rate of 11.0%

Racial disparity

  • Non-Hispanic blacks (46.8%)
  • Hispanics (47.0%)
  • Whites (37.9%) and
  • Asians (12.7%)

What is causing the obesity epidemic?

Although we traditionally oversimplified this and said: calories in, calories out” or energy balance, all that strategy did was blame the victim for obesity.

This is what the energy balance argument is for obesity

Obesity results from a prolonged period of energy imbalance where the
energy intake from food and drink exceeds energy expenditure for metabolic processes and physical activity. Excess energy is stored as fat within the body leading to obesity.

The problem with the energy balance theory is that it is simply using a mathematical explanation for a medical problem and therefore, cannot lead to any meaningful solutions other than say that if a person is over eating and under exercising, then it is their fault leading to the prevalent blame the victim for obesity attitude.

Is the obesity epidemic hiding a bigger problem?

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  • Obesity is a complex disease with many factors
  • One of the biggest things that contribute to the obesity epidemic is insulin resistance which traditionally was thought to be a result of the obesity but new data shows that insulin resistance is the cause of increased hunger, sugar cravings, and over eating.
  • Other factors include the failed food pyramid that lead to demonizing of fat and recommendation of a grain based, starchy diet which in turn leads to insulin resistance, overeating and weight gain. Other factors include:
    • Environment.
    • Genetics.
    • Health Conditions and Medications.
    • Stress, Emotional Factors, and Poor Sleep.

How can W8MD’s insurance physician weight loss programs help?

How can W8MD help?


W8MD's medical weight loss, sleep, aesthetic & IV nutrition programs


W8MD’s insurance weight loss program is unique in many ways with a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to losing weight fast that addresses all the complex issues leading to weight gain, both in adults and children. Since its inception in 2011, W8MD has successfully helped thousands of patients lose weight successfully succeed in not only losing weight but also keep it off with an ongoing maintenance plan.

We offer FDA appetite suppressants or diet pills, such as Phentermine or Adipex, Qsymia, Belviq, Saxenda, Contrave, Bontril, Tenuate etc. We also offer very low calorie diets (VLCD),with optional and affordable insulin resistance

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Success stories


FANTASTIC program! Truly a life changer! The first several months I lost on average 3 pounds a week. I have now lost 87 pounds in 10 months and I'm still losing! I can say it feels almost effortless, for with the elimination of most carbs plus the medication I have ZERO cravings and minimal hunger. D.M. Lost 100 lbs and maintaining for years!

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