You are not alone. Millions of Americans are significantly overweight. The good news is even a small amount of weight loss may improve your overall health.

About Obesity and being Overweight

Almost 40% of U.S. adults are considered not just overweight, but obese. Another significant number of Americans are overweight. Obesity puts you at increased risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease (or heart attack and stroke), premature death, and increased risk for some cancers.  Even a 5-10% decrease in body weight has been shown to reduce complications related to obesity and improve quality of life.

New research is looking into gut hormones that play a role in appetite regulation and metabolism.


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