4 in 10 Now Obese

Look around and you will find the following:

  • In 2015 and 2016, just short of 4 in 10 American adults had a body mass index that put them in obese territory.
  • In addition, just under 2 in 10 American children — those between 2 and 19 years of age — are now considered obese as well.
  • The new measure of the nation’s weight problem, released early Friday by statisticians from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chronicles dramatic increases in obesity levels since the start of the 21st century.

Yeah, a few tweaks in our healthcare system should fix this.  Obviously, I say this with tongue-in-cheek.  Buy, hey, let’s grade doctors on patient outcomes because we all know it is their fault patients are obese.  Okay, that was said tongue-in-cheek as well.  Bad me.

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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] 

  2 comments for “4 in 10 Now Obese

  1. Susan
    October 21, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Adverse Childhood Experiences Study-clearly links poor health with traumatic childhood experiences, not care by their doctor. Patients with an ACE score of 4 were 220% more likely to become obese. Health care $ would be better spent on child abuse prevention and treatment than inventing new rules for doctors!

  2. Kurt
    October 18, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Where I’m at out in a rural area in Illinois it’s more like 7 to 8 out of 10 adults are obese or
    the latter…… Morbidly obese.
    Yeah right. All my fault. At least I’m printing off 200 pages of A.D.A.M. (http://www.adam.com/) patient information they can peruse in their abundant leisure spare time!
    Oh yeah, like that really helps.

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