Is your BMI (body mass index) healthy?
Over a third of American adults and about 17% of children are obese, according to the CDC. More specifically, 47.8% of African-American adults, 42.5% of Latino adults and 32.6% of white adults are obese.
Obesity is a serious condition which can cause heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes- a few of the leading causes of preventable death.
Obesity is an expensive problem, too. The United States spends $147 billion on obesity-related problems every year.
Do you know your BMI? Do you need help getting to a healthy weight for your body type?
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At Manhattan Cardiology, we believe in taking care of our bodies inside and out. Consult with your doctor today if you are unsure about your BMI.