Aging Well Podcast

Episode 83: Obesity and Aging (Not So) Well.

May 07, 2023 Jeff Armstrong Season 2 Episode 20
Episode 83: Obesity and Aging (Not So) Well.
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Aging Well Podcast
Episode 83: Obesity and Aging (Not So) Well.
May 07, 2023 Season 2 Episode 20
Jeff Armstrong

Obesity is a growing health concern in the US (and globally) for all ages. According to the CDC, as of 2020, 42.4% of persons in the US are classified as obese (BMI >30 kg/m^2) and 9.2% are severely obese (BMI > 40 kg/m^2). The implications for health care, long-term care, and longevity are staggering. In this episode, Dr. Armstrong and Corbin Bruton discuss the issues at hand and how addressing obesity through preventive measures, such as promoting healthy lifestyle habits and increasing access to healthy food options and exercise/physical activity, can not only improve health outcomes but also reduce healthcare costs in the long run.

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Show Notes

Obesity is a growing health concern in the US (and globally) for all ages. According to the CDC, as of 2020, 42.4% of persons in the US are classified as obese (BMI >30 kg/m^2) and 9.2% are severely obese (BMI > 40 kg/m^2). The implications for health care, long-term care, and longevity are staggering. In this episode, Dr. Armstrong and Corbin Bruton discuss the issues at hand and how addressing obesity through preventive measures, such as promoting healthy lifestyle habits and increasing access to healthy food options and exercise/physical activity, can not only improve health outcomes but also reduce healthcare costs in the long run.

Support the Show.

Have questions you want answered and topics you want discussed on the Aging Well Podcast? Send us an email at agingwell.podcast@gmail.com or record your question for us to use in an upcoming episode:
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