By TYLER GREEN
Daily Press Staff Writer
Obesity and weight loss are big issues in America.
According to the Center for Disease Control, 33 percent of adults and 17 percent of children and adolescents are obese, having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or greater. And, the CDC estimates, as obesity rates rise, the results will leave one-third of Americans suffering from diabetes by 2050.
At the Yucca Healthcare Center, Doctor Johnny C. Moreno, M.D., and his staff are fighting obesity with a new program that approaches weight loss from a medical standpoint.
“One of the things people are not aware of is how much obesity there is. Obesity is probably the second leading cause of death in the United States; second only to smoking,” Moreno said. “The obesity rate in kids is just phenomenal. When I first became a doctor 30 years ago, it was unheard of that kids had Type 2 diabetes.” … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.