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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