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helping consumers choose a safe and effective weight management program

Helping Consumers Choose a Safe and Effective Weight Management Program

The Wacky World of

Weight Loss

weight loss

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Partnership for Healthy Weight Management

Costs of Overweight/Obesity

  • $37.1 billion consumer costs to

lose/maintain weight

  • Growing at a rate of 6 to 7

percent a year

la weight loss

the paradox
The Paradox
  • 64 percent of Americans are overweight or obese (National Center for Health Statistics, NHANES, 1999-2000)
  • Up nearly 10 percent from just a decade ago! (NHANES III, 1988-1994)

weightloss

keeping it off
Keeping it off…

For many, most weight regained within five years

diet

consequences of adult obesity
Medical

Polycystic ovary disease

Gall bladder disease

Osteoarthritis

Cancer

Pregnancy and postpartum depression

Mortality

Psychosocial

Cardiovascular

Hyperlipidemia

Diabetes mellitus

Hypertension

Respiratory

Cardiac

Consequences of Adult Obesity
cost of obesity
Cost of Obesity

Obesity-related health care costs = $117 billion in 2000

voluntary guidelines for providers of weight loss products or services

Voluntary Guidelines for Providers of Weight Loss Products or Services

Developed by The Partnership for Healthy Weight Management