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Obesity

In 2016, nearly 40% of the U.S. adult population was obese; obesity could impact more than half the population by 2030.1,2 Evidence shows obesity is a critical underlying driver behind several of the most expensive and deadly diseases: ischemic heart disease, stroke, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, hypertriglyceridemia, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancers.5,6,7 A modest 3% to 5% sustained loss of body weight is likely to result in clinically meaningful health benefits. 8 While there is no single approach to treating obesity, experts agree successful weight loss and maintenance requires a comprehensive lifestyle approach that includes dietary modification, physical activity, and behavior therapy.8

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Obesity

In 2016, nearly 40% of the U.S. adult population was obese; obesity could impact more than half the population by 2030.1,2 Evidence shows obesity is a critical underlying driver behind several of the most expensive and deadly diseases: ischemic heart disease, stroke, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, hypertriglyceridemia, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancers.5,6,7 A modest 3% to 5% sustained loss of body weight is likely to result in clinically meaningful health benefits. 8 While there is no single approach to treating obesity, experts agree successful weight loss and maintenance requires a comprehensive lifestyle approach that includes dietary modification, physical activity, and behavior therapy.8

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