40% of Women are Obese In This Country

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Yes, you read the headline right.  Forty percent of women are not just overweight, they are obese.  And it is trending higher.  Am I body shaming by mentioning this?  I really don’t know what is politically correct anymore?  What I do know is that we cannot afford the health bills coming from this epidemic.  What I fear is that we are so afraid to point this issue out that it will only get worse.  Nothing has stopped this obesity train yet and somehow we think there won’t be medical repercussions?  This is not a women thing.  Men, in this country, are not far behind. Argue all you want about the cost of healthcare but you are looking at the problem right in the…well…you know.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  1 comment for “40% of Women are Obese In This Country

  1. Sir Hakum of Hugo
    June 13, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Job security for primary care with diabetes.
    Job security for surgeons (bariatric surgery and tummy tucks).
    Job security for ophthalmologists with diabetes.
    Job security for orthopedic surgeons (knees, backs and hips).
    Job security for Coca-cola, Pepsi-co, and the folks who make RC Cola.
    Job security for Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, and Nutrisystem.
    Job security for attorneys suing all of the above.

    Why would anyone want to stop the epidemic that makes the economic health care world go round?

    Seriously, all that will happen is that the Lords of the CDC will declare 35 to be the new “overweight” and 40 the new “obesity”. Then the word obesity will be replaced by “gravitational mass-burdened individuals”. End of official epidemic.

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