Every new Medi-Weightloss® that opens makes a significant impact on the surrounding community and country as a whole. The American Medical Association classifies obesity as a disease, which affects millions across the nation. It can lead to conditions, such as heart disease, certain cancers, and type 2 diabetes — some of the top causes of death in this country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximately 36% of adults and 17% of youth are obese. Every new location that opens helps change these statistics. Our newest locations include:
- Melbourne, FL: “Florida's adult obesity rate is currently 28.4%, up from 18.4% in 2000 and from 11.4% in 1990.”1
- Tulsa, OK: “Oklahoma's adult obesity rate is currently 36.5%, up from 20.1% in 2000 and from 10.3% in 1990.”2
- Green Brook, NJ: “New Jersey now has the 39th highest adult obesity rate in the nation, according to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America, a report from the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).The annual report found that New Jersey’s adult obesity rate is 26.3 percent.”3
All new locations are prepared to tackle the obesity epidemic head on. Are you ready to join 100+ physicians in the fight against obesity? When you start one of our franchises, you will have all the tools and resources you need to succeed and make a difference in the lives of others. Call 813.579.5630 to find out how to make a positive impact in your community now!