* An estimated 97 million adults in the United States are overweight or obese, which increases morbidities of hypertension, dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and respiratory problems, and endometrial, breast, prostate, and colon cancers.

* Higher body weights are also associated with increases in all-cause mortality:

* Obese individuals may also suffer from social stigmatization and discrimination. 


* An estimated 30.3 million people of all ages had diabetes in 2015, including:

* 30.2 million adults aged 18 years or older 

* 132,000 children and adolescents younger than age 18 years

* 193,000 children and adolescents younger than age 20 years

* 25.2% of 65 years or older.

* 7.2 million (23.8%) were not aware of or did not report having diabetes.

About 90% have Type II Diabetes, which can be positively affected by improved lifestyle - diet, exercise, and stress reduction. 

High Blood Pressure

* Nearly 75 million American adults (32%) have high blood pressure—that’s 1 in every 3  

* 1 in 3 American adults has prehypertension—blood pressure numbers that are higher than normal—but not yet in the high blood pressure range

* About half (54%) of people with high blood pressure have their condition under control.

* HBP was a primary or contributing cause of death for more than 410,000 Americans in 2014—that’s more than 1,100 deaths each day.

RISK FACTORS INCLUDE:  Smoking, Overweight & Obesity, Poor Diet, Physical Inactivity, High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and Blood Glucose 

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