The Effects Of Obesity

The effects of excess weight include:

  • High blood pressure; it is twice as common
  • Type 2 diabetes; risk doubles
  • Risk for osteoarthritis increases by 9-13% for every two pound weight gain.  A weight gain of more than 20 pounds from age 18 to midlife doubles the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer in women

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The Economic Impact on Nevada

The economic impact of excess weight and obesity is staggering. In Nevada, the estimated costs for treating conditions associated with excess weight and obesity totals $337 million annually according to estimates from the CDC. That number is only expected to grow.

Nevada State Health Report

Prevention of Obesity In Nevada – Nevada State Health Division Bureau of Community Health

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