What is Nevada Doing to Prevent Obesity?
The State of Nevada has the ninth lowest adult obesity rate in the nation, according to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America released in August of 2017.
Nevada’s adult obesity rate is currently at 25.8%. This site, stateofobesity.org, highlights policy actions Nevada has and is taking to prevent and reduce obesity.
According to this site, and recent data observed from all 50 states, adult obesity rates now exceed 35% in five states, 30% in 25 states and 25% in 46 states. View adult obesity rates for all states.
Obesity is a developing health issue that is affecting people all around the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity is rapidly spreading across all regions and demographic groups. An estimated 97 million adults in the United States are overweight or obese, and struggling with health issues that have developed because of this.
Health issues related to obesity include (major):
- Type II Diabetes
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol, etc.)
- Heart Disease
- Sleep Apnea Syndrome
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Degenerative Arthritis
- Urinary Incontinence
- Menstrual irregularity and infertility
People who have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of more than 30 are considered to be obese. Morbid obesity is a chronic disease with symptoms that build over a long period of time. It is defined as being 100 pounds or more over your ideal body weight or having a BMI of 40 or higher.
Are you experiencing any of the symptoms above? Or are you struggling with weight loss and obesity? Contact Western Bariatric Institute today. Our patient advocates will walk you through the process of weight-loss surgery, as well as non-surgical weight loss programs as well, if directed.
We offer a free bariatric surgery seminar presented by John Ganser MD, FACS. Please register to learn more about:
- Western Surgical's Bariatric Surgery Division - Western Bariactric Institute
- The Obesity Epidemic
- Weight Loss Surgery Options